I have always had a thing about the English seaside, I just love it, the sound of the sea, the scent of fish and chips, arcades at piers and 2p machines, deck chairs, building sandcastle, the feeling of sand underneath your feet, eating ice cream. I know most people like to go abroad, but I love the familiarity of home, being able to travel by train, not having to worry about language barriers. Yep the English seaside is for me (oh alright, the Welsh seaside too ;-)), and we have been to many over the years.
Here are our Top 20, and there are links to where I have written more about them. I seem to have lost our Norfolk photos, but once I find them, I will add them in.
8) Langland Bay
11) Lyme Regis
14) St. Leonards/Hastings
16) St. Ives
18) Bognor Regis
20) Great Yarmouth
What’s your favourite seaside in the UK?
Love this list. I’ve always wanted to go round Bude and St Ives way but not managed it yet!
Oh yes you did your Devon roadtrip – I loved seeing your photos! You’ll have to come back and do the rest!
I love the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough and Bridlington. This is a great list, I love Brighton and Ramsgate too x
Oh gosh, I forgot there are beaches up north, I’ve never been that far! Definitely have a lot more of England to explore!
I’ve been to a few of these places. I love Norfolk and Suffolk but it is a long way from here. The best beach near here is Llangenith, on a sunny day it could be a tropical island or in the Mediterannean, The sea is blue, the sand soft and the waves perfect
Oh is that near the Mumbles? We didn’t visit it – doh! I was amazed at Langland Bay, it didn’t feel like the UK!
It’s crazy that i’ve been to so few of these! Grew up spending summers at Brighton, Newhaven and Seaford beaches though! #blogtober17
I haven’t done Newhaven or Seaford – more to add to my list!
I do love the seaside…We have some great beaches up here in Northumberland x
Thank you! I’ve never done the beaches up north, next on our to-do list!
I can’t believe I’ve only ever been to one of the places on your list – Great Yarmouth.
We tend to spend most of our time on the east coast in Yorkshire so Filey, Whitby and Scarborough tend to be our regular haunts.
I need to try the beaches up north – probably should rename this post Top 20 in the south of the UK!
I’m lucky to have Brighton just down the road. I remember going to Weston Super Mare as a kid and loving it !! Great list!! #Blogtober17
I wish I lived near Brighton!
Hunstanton is our closest beach and I went there loads as a child but I think it’s lost it’s magic now. Doesn’t seem a whole lot to do anymore. I’d love to go to Cornwall and Dorset I think
I loved Hunstanton! I don’t remember lots to do, but the beautiful sunset was enough for us!
I grew up in Blackpool (and still live nearby) and I think it’s put me off UK seaside holidays! I’ve never really explored the south coast though – I bet it’s a bit nicer than Blackpool!
Lol, I remember Blackpool from my childhood – don’t worry, these ones are nothing like it! 😀