South East Tourist Information

Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs, Kent Coast

Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs, Kent Coast

The South East encompasses some of England’s best known attractions including the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, The New Forest National Park, the ancient Cities of Winchester and Canterbury plus 1066 country where the famous Battle of Hastings took place.

Add to that a fair sprinkling of historic castles, family friendly theme parks and miles of glorious beaches and you have the ideal base for a holiday or short break. The South East also includes in the international airport at Gatwick, the cruise liner port of Southampton and one of Europe’s largest ferry ports, Dover. Kent is also home to two of the UK’s Eurostar terminals, Dartford and Ashford.

New Forest Ponies, Hampshire

New Forest Ponies, Hampshire

Ideal for family seaside holidays, the coast is also home to many Blue Flag Beaches including at Bognor, Littlehampton and Broadstairs. There are three on the Isle of Wight alone making it particularly suitable for a seaside break. Brighton has long been the destination for a weekend away for all ages and is home to a thriving nightlife, boutique shopping areas and extensive beaches.

Enjoy great walks on the High Weald in Kent or on the South Downs in Sussex and there are miles of coastal walks and cycle trails to also enjoy in the South East.

Where to stay

Whether it’s a hotel near Gatwick Airport, a boutique B&B in Brighton or a family friendly holiday cottage in the New Forest, search our website and book your perfect accommodation in the South East today.

The Royal Pavilion Brighton - Brighton on View

The Royal Pavilion Brighton – Brighton on View

The Surrey and Kent countryside in particular is home to a number of luxury hotels ideal for a romantic break, or to really get away from it all, stylish New Forest holiday lodges with hot tubs and scenic surroundings are also easy to find.

With so many great country and coastal walks to enjoy wouldn’t want to leave the family dog behind and pet friendly New Forest accommodation or perhaps a dog friendly cottage near The South Downs are perfect for a holiday the whole family can enjoy.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.