An Englishman’s home is his sandcastle

Nothing is nicer than a beautiful summer day spent at one of Britain’s finest seaside resorts. The fresh, salty air, the cry of the gulls and the gentle breeze carrying arcade music and the enticing smell of fish and chips. Our seaside towns have really improved over recent years and with the hike in flight prices, have become a real alternative to a foreign break. The only thing Britain can’t guarantee is the weather. Let’s take a look of some of our best coastal gems:

Southend-on-Sea can boast the world’s longest pier with it’s own railway service and the town is perfect for a family getaway. For a mere 50p per person, you can take the Cliff Lift from the seafront to the high street. It’s over a hundred years old but don’t worry, it’s been recently restored. There are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained including a Sealife Centre, a planetarium, art galleries and museums. If you’re a local business then why not attract some extra business with a redesigned website. For Web Design Essex, visit

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Margate has been a holiday destination for hundreds of years and the classic sites are being revamped to welcome new generations of visitors. It can boast a blue flag beach and who can resist the Shell Grotto, an underground attraction of rooms and tunnels copletely decorated in seashells. If history is what you’re seeking, then take a walk along the Viking Trail which passes through a nature reserve, historical sites and takes you right to the spot where the Vikings first landed on our shores.

Weymouth is beautiful and also has a blue flag beach. There is a great mix of pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlours and many sights to see including Portland Bill Lighthouse and the Pavilion Theatre. If heights don’t bother you, then try out the Weymouth Tower which provides stunning 360 degree panoramic views across the coastline. If that’s not enough, Weymouth also sits on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enough history and pre-history to leave you mesmerized.

Penzance is a bit of a journey, being the most westerly town in Cornwall but it’s mild climate means a day on the beach is assured. There is a mixture of culture and heritage that makes Penzance an enchanting destination. The Cornwall coast also offers Newquay which is considered one of the top ten beaches in the country. Popular amongst surfers, Fistral Beach in Newquay draws big crowds. Rip Curl Boardmasters, Quiksilver Skins, the UK Pro Surf Tour and the BUSA Championships all take place here so it must have some pretty awesome waves.

Mablethorpe is well worth a visit too and is great for families with young children. A must-see attraction is the Seal Sanctuary which has been treating injured marine animals since the 1970’s and maintains a high release rate after recuperation. There is a long, sandy beach, a promenade and loads of places to eat so what are you waiting for?

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