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Enjoy the coast this Autumn

With an Indian Summer on its way, what better time to get out and enjoy the UK coast. The autumn light and glorious sunsets along with empty beaches are the perfect excuse to take that weekend getaway.

Pack your walking shoes ready to explore the coastline, witness the changing of the seasons, the birds (swallows and martins) flying south and enjoy the last of the sunshine before winter sets in.

At this time of year, nature lovers have a fantastic opportunity to view the wading birds, including knot and bar-tailed godwit, in their tens of thousands at Snettisham in Norfolk, or watch the Grey Seals colony in Lincolnshire as they come to breed near the dunes at Donna Nook (from October – December).

For the more adventurous, October is also the perfect time to go snorkelling with wild grey seals off the Isles of Scilly.

There are annual events and festivals to visit; here is a selection of up coming festivals through October.

Harwich Shanty Festival A full weekend of Sea Songs and Shanties in the historic seaport of old Harwich. This year’s Festival is on 7th, 8th and 9th October

Isle of Wight Walking Festival The UK’s Largest Walking Festival – isle of wight walking festival autumn walking weekend from the 21st – 24th October

Falmouth Oyster Festival – Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt. The event is held on Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October

The Dartmouth Food Festival one of Devon’s leading food and drink events will be held on the 21st – 23rd October.

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