A chance encounter brings Charlotte Heywood to the developing seaside resort of Sanditon, where she meets the town’s eclectic residents.
Lady Denham plans an elaborate luncheon to welcome the wealthy West Indian heiress Miss Lambe to town. Charlotte and Sidney have an awkward confrontation.
Charlotte does all she can to avoid Sidney, but an emergency unites them. Tom finds a doctor for the town, but Lady Denham proves hard to win over.
Charlotte and Sidney clash over Miss Lambe’s love life, and Charlotte strikes up a new friendship. Clara witnesses a scene that raises her suspicions.
Tensions come to a head when Young Stringer, desperate for answers, threatens a worker boycott of the annual cricket match with Sanditon’s gentlemen.
Charlotte and Sidney must reconcile in order to help a friend. Meanwhile, Edward and Clara hatch a cunning plot to seize Lady Denham’s legacy.
With Sanditon’s regatta approaching, the success of the resort hangs in the balance—as do a number of romances. How will everyone fair in the sport of love?
It is the night of the Midsummer Ball, and romance, jealousy, and betrayal fill the air. Devastating events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing difficult choices.