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Started by SlasherBindman on Jul 5, 2015 5:57:28 PM
What is your favourite British seaside resort?

Sandcastles. Donkey rides. Fortune tellers in a tent. An end of the pier variety show. A virtually deserted Chinese restaurant on the nearby high street.

Talk about it here.

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halfnelson - 05 Jul 2015 18:06:56 (#1 of 499)

Despite its tackiness, Blackpool.

tasselhoff - 05 Jul 2015 18:08:33 (#2 of 499)

New Brighton used to have a Pier. A gang of us used to go down there when I was about seven. There was a cool joke shop too.

Moominmamma12 - 05 Jul 2015 18:08:44 (#3 of 499)

Toss up between all of the Isle of Wight and the old town in Hastings. Also a notable mention for Dymchurch.

SGM1A1 - 05 Jul 2015 18:10:15 (#4 of 499)

Blackpool for me too. I was going to say that I've only been to a few resorts but actually I went to rather a lot when I was union rep for annual conferences.

tasselhoff - 05 Jul 2015 18:10:32 (#5 of 499)

And there was Old Mother Redcap's place where we used to play in the garden and look for the secret entrances to the pirates' treasure http://www.wirralhistory.net/redcap.html

RosyLovelady - 05 Jul 2015 18:12:13 (#6 of 499)

I loved New Brighton when I was a nipper. We used to go once a year on the 11 bus.

RosyLovelady - 05 Jul 2015 18:14:57 (#7 of 499)

Ramsey, in the Isle of Man, was probably the favourite seaside holiday destination. My mother thought it was less raffish than Douglas which meant it was rather dull. But I have fond memories because I learned to play snooker there.

Anthony16 - 05 Jul 2015 18:15:29 (#8 of 499)

Southend I suppose would be the Londoner's equivalent to New Brighton.

RosyLovelady - 05 Jul 2015 18:16:57 (#9 of 499)

Well, except that Cleo Laine made a record about Southend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uROX40QylMo

Anthony16 - 05 Jul 2015 18:20:03 (#10 of 499)

oh dear...

A grade 2 listed building:

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cozzer - 05 Jul 2015 18:38:12 (#11 of 499)

I like Llandudno a lot.

Tripos - 05 Jul 2015 18:45:16 (#12 of 499)

Margate, mainly because I remember the Bembom Brothers attraction from my youth.

TommyDGNR8 - 05 Jul 2015 18:47:23 (#13 of 499)

Scarborough.

Turkish - 05 Jul 2015 18:53:38 (#14 of 499)

Staithes

nolongerstumpy - 05 Jul 2015 18:53:59 (#15 of 499)

Whitby is nice, and I love the Rame penninsula.

If I had to pick a favourite, it would either be Dymchurch or Dawlish.

browserbutton - 05 Jul 2015 18:54:16 (#16 of 499)

Brighton (London-by-the-Sea)

staticgirl - 05 Jul 2015 18:55:36 (#17 of 499)

The one I was brought up in, Mablethorpe. But I wouldn't expect it to be anyone else's; it's a bit of a shithole. Heaven for little kids though, even now. I love the beach in December.

TenGorillas - 05 Jul 2015 19:05:13 (#18 of 499)

Southwold and Walberswick. Been going there forever, my mum used to go when she was a little girl too. Crabbing and the little ferry across the channel.

Samsonite - 05 Jul 2015 19:21:46 (#19 of 499)

Whitby, mostly because of it;s connection with James Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

had a really kitsch Dracula "exhibition" that scared the shite out of my then 8 yr old daughter.

FleurDuMal - 05 Jul 2015 19:50:56 (#20 of 499)

Whitby for me, too. All the normal seaside stuff with added Goths and Vampires. What's not to like?

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