What’s so great about the British seaside?

With budgets tight, UK shores are holding greater appeal when it comes to half-term and summer holidays. Our travel editor, Bob Atkinson explains why the British seaside can be everything to all the family.

What’s great about the British seaside?

You don’t need to jet off overseas for some fun by the sea, there are plenty of seaside resorts in the UK where you and the kids will be entertained for days on end.

We’ve come to Blackpool, Britain’s premier resort currently celebrating 100 years of its famous illuminations, to show you what’s so great about the British seaside…

You can stroll next to the water and let the sea air blow away the cobwebs, and if you are brave enough, have a paddle

Build your own beach-side castle, play some games on the beach,or just sit back and relax

There’s always fun to be had beside the sea

Whether you and the kids are adrenaline junkies…or just want to meet up with a few friends

You can see some amazing wildlife, and some more traditional seaside birds

Enjoy breath-taking views

In fact you are never too far from a fun-filled attraction

And shopaholics will have plenty of opportunities to splash the cash, whether you want to treat yourself, or to buy a souvenir for someone at home

There are plenty places to eat to refuel after a day of fun

Whether you love great British food like fish and chips – yum!, want to treat the kids (or yourself), Or fancy a picnic by the sea

And the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, with a huge range of entertainment to keep you going into the night

So why not make a break of it and book a few nights in a hotel or B&B?

What are you waiting for? Plan your visit to the British seaside today!

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