England - Coastal Attractions2013
By Amelia Meyer
England has a vast and varied coastline. Dotted along it is a plethora of unique attractions, villages, towns and natural wonders. Although England may not have a global reputation as a beach-goers. paradise, there are a variety of things to do and see along its ample shores.
Cornwall is a favourite amongst surfers and swimmers and has over 720 kilometres (or 450 miles) of pristine coastline, with 300 different beaches. However, it is not only a desirable destination for water sports enthusiasts, but also for those interested in the history and heritage of South West England. There are ancient structures, dating back to the Iron Age, along the Cornish coast, as well as quaint fishing villages and coves that have been carved out of the rock by millennia of water erosion. Several locations along Cornwall's coast have been deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which represent the mining community. These include Geevor Tin Mine and Poldark Mine