England's Creative Coast destinations

Explore England's Creative Coast

Take a trip to England’s Creative Coast and discover one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in the UK. Kent, Essex, East Sussex and West Sussex have some of the most outstanding galleries, arts organisations, events and festivals in the country. Each unique destination featuring work by the world’s leading artists, littoral towns pulsating with creativity, and a breathtaking 1400km coastline that spans from the Thames Estuary to the English Channel.

East Sussex

Undulating hills like those straight out of a landscape painting, heroic history and thriving seaside resorts with world-class art galleries – the East Sussex coastline is the perfect place to engage your creative senses on a short break to England's Creative Coast.



Kent boasts 333km of glorious coast and cultural hotspots to explore, so if you think you know the Garden of England, think again! Discover world-class galleries, seaside towns peppered with independent shops and studios, and a jam-packed cultural events calendar when you take a trip to Kent's creative shores.



Along the Essex coastline lies a hive of creative happenings. Artists are creating and performing up and down England’s water gateway. With a rich mix of culture and heritage nestled in tranquil towns and bustling resorts, escape to Essex and discover why these shores continue to inspire artists world-wide.


West Sussex

Sitting between the South Downs National Park and the sea, the West Sussex coast has everything a visitor could desire; from the historic city of Chichester with its idyllic harbour and sandy beaches, to the contemporary mix of seaside towns including Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Worthing. But don’t just take our word for it, discover wonderful West Sussex for yourself.