Make a splash on the water
Riding the waves
Paddling and swimming
Whether you like to dip your toes, take a cooling dip or do some serious swimming in the sea, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to clean, safe places for bathing. Favourite spots include Kynance Cove in Cornwall, Soar Mill Cove in South Devon and Studland Beach, Dorset.
Messing about in boats
You'll get a whole new perspective of our beautiful, varied coast when you take to the water.
Step into a canoe or kayak and you can explore creeks and estuaries, secret coves and magical shorelines. If you favour a larger vessel, go harbour hopping in the South West and you'll sail past miles of glorious coastline.
Enjoy the countryside
We're lucky to have some of the best cycling in the country.
Bridleways are great for mountain bikes, or choose quiet country lanes if you prefer road bikes. There are also a host of great traffic-free trails.
Don't want to go it alone? We've teamed up with British Cycling to organise a series of guided cycle rides this August - find out more here.
Tailor-made walks are easy to download or just grab a map and chart your own course.
Whatever you're after, we've got something... seaside strolls, moorland yomps or countryside hikes to discover the perfect village pub.
It's the easy way to change your pace of life to countryside speed. With both intimate, small rural camping sites and sites with touring pitches and hook-ups, settle in one spot or move on every couple of nights.
Nothing beats the sights and sounds of nature at night. As dusk falls you can spot bats, badgers, foxes and owls. Or on a starlit night just lie flat on your back and gaze up at the night skies.