The Great British Seaside.

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
The seaside was a magical place to go when you were kid.

Over the last 30yrs, (mainly due to work) I've witnessed a serious decline in them. Some have turned into proper 5hite holes.

Blackpool, Rhyl, Margate, to name but a few. The backstreets of Blackpool are very run down. Properties boarded up or derelict. Shops and B&Bs closing all the time.

Millions have been spent on the seafront, whilst the rest is decaying.

Anyone planning on going to Blackpool any time soon?

The Lincolnshire coast in comparison is paradise compared to the Northwest coast.
 

Harvey

Honk
My mum's family are from Lincolnshire and we used to visit Cleethorpes quite regularly when I was a lad

Fond memories of the pier and riding the donkeys on Cleethorpes beach

Plus the fish and chips there were bloody amazing
 
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Sabri Natenagewitch

Guest
Seaside is OK if it's Cornwall or Devon because the nice people of there. If it is some northern shit hole ull of heathens, no thanks.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
My mum's family are from Lincolnshire and we used to visit Cleethorpes quite regularly when I was a lad

Fond memories of the pier and riding the donkeys on Cleethorpes beach

Plus the fish and chips there were bloody amazing

I loved Cleethorpes when I was a kid. I used to go to Wonderland, a large indoor funfair just past the railway station. There was a zoo too back in the day.

Cleethorpes is still great today.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Seaside is OK if it's Cornwall or Devon because the nice people of there. If it is some northern shit hole ull of heathens, no thanks.

I like Dawlish and Teignmouth. Not too keen on Torquay though.

When I was a kid we went to Cornwall regular to see my grand parents in Falmouth.
 

alabamared

Stuart Pearce
The seaside was a magical place to go when you were kid.

Over the last 30yrs, (mainly due to work) I've witnessed a serious decline in them. Some have turned into proper 5hite holes.

Blackpool, Rhyl, Margate, to name but a few. The backstreets of Blackpool are very run down. Properties boarded up or derelict. Shops and B&Bs closing all the time.

Millions have been spent on the seafront, whilst the rest is decaying.

Anyone planning on going to Blackpool any time soon?

The Lincolnshire coast in comparison is paradise compared to the Northwest coast.

That's a bit of a blanket statement about the North West Coast I've had a few stays at this Hotel in Morecambe which is a nice place https://englishlakes.co.uk/the-midl...F1mcp9_nP6R6mAil3hBN74j7ptqkq0_RoCeQsQAvD_BwE

Also very close to Blackpool is Lytham which is very nice with a wonderfully wild beach.

The Northumderland coast ha some great places.

Lyme Regis, Lovely place to holiday.

The Norfolk Coast, Sherringham, Cromer, Wells all nice places.

Sutton on Sea is nice for a quiet weekend.

There are loads of nice places I think you have just fixated on the bad ones.

It is a long time since I have been to Blackpool (went to see the White Stripes at the Winterland) and I must admit the folk in the streets looked like a bunch of extras from Shameless.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
That's a bit of a blanket statement about the North West Coast I've had a few stays at this Hotel in Morecambe which is a nice place https://englishlakes.co.uk/the-midl...F1mcp9_nP6R6mAil3hBN74j7ptqkq0_RoCeQsQAvD_BwE

Also very close to Blackpool is Lytham which is very nice with a wonderfully wild beach.

The Northumderland coast ha some great places.

Lyme Regis, Lovely place to holiday.

The Norfolk Coast, Sherringham, Cromer, Wells all nice places.

Sutton on Sea is nice for a quiet weekend.

There are loads of nice places I think you have just fixated on the bad ones.



It is a long time since I have been to Blackpool (went to see the White Stripes at the Winterland) and I must admit the folk in the streets looked like a bunch of extras from Shameless.

I totally agree with you, all of the above are lovely places I visit regular. I've picked out a few I thought are the bad ones.
 

DanR

Stuart Pearce
The British seaside is full of great scenery and beauty, but unfortunately large parts of it have been ruined by money, either from too many people buying second homes in picturesque villages and pricing out locals, or from the larger resorts trying to rip off visitors through tacky attractions.

Just as the coastline around Skegness is a great landscape but I've no desire to share it with loads of overweight bin dippers from Sheffield, parts of the North Norfolk coast risk being ruined by having to share with braying posh Londoners.

In conclusion, the seaside is great, apart from the people.
 

congo_red

Ale ape.
The Great British seaside, in my humble opinion, has suffered for many years at the hands of international travel, to locations which are seen as more glamorous and aspirational. This has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, with the resulting lack of investment .
 

Steve Stone's Mullet

John Robertson
I go away with the Mrs family ever March to the coast in the UK. Fully concur the North East Coast is miles ahead of West counterpart.

We often go to the smaller places as it feels more intimate and friendly, and as a result it's often cared for a lot better.

Most recently been to Staithes, Filey and Seahouses and loved all three. Particularly Staithes.

I also love the South East - Devon/Cornwall and could easily retire down there.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Cornwall and Devon are fine apart from the cornish and the devonians, the yam yam, s that have decided to move down there, the londoners that have either moved there or bought second homes there, the crap weather because its a peninsula.
People ruin most things that are nice.

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Bonalair

John Robertson
Got a pal in Cornwall at the moment, says it’s a nightmare it’s so crowded. Rhyl and Blackpool and to be avoided at all costs, just minging throughout.

This was Anglesey over the past few weekends though....

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We did have one tiny beach car park we couldn’t get into last Friday on the scorcher, just went to another 2 mins away. Paradise.
 

S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Went to Cleethorpes once & thought it was alright. There was a great fish and chips restaurant on the pier. Italian owned and quite posh - but not overly priced.

I prefer the Yorkshire coast. I’ve been to Withernsea a few times and although it’s pretty rough - the beaches are never overcrowded.

Off to the Norfolk coast at the end of the month. I’ve been to Wells next the sea a few times but this time going to Hustanton. I’m hoping it’s nice there?


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JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
As a kid, we went to Filey pretty much every year when we could afford it. Went to Butlins at Skeg once and my dad said never again. I still love Filey but it has got a lot more popular in the last 20 years, it used to be really quiet and is a good central spot for a lot of the neighboring towns like Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby and it isn't a million miles away from York.

I went to Scarborough for the first time since being about 13 for week a few years ago, we had to do some surveys on the train station and we stopped in the town. I never remember it being such a dump, maybe as a kid i never noticed but it certainly isn't a place I'd rush back to visit.

Visited Weymouth a few times with a mate and his family when I was a kid. Lovely place, shit beach, but it is/was a very fond memory.

Been on a few of the Sun holiday down to Hayle in Cornwall. I think if I won the lottery I could easily move down there, beautiful place, absolutely love it.
 
Went to Cleethorpes once & thought it was alright. There was a great fish and chips restaurant on the pier. Italian owned and quite posh - but not overly priced.

I prefer the Yorkshire coast. I’ve been to Withernsea a few times and although it’s pretty rough - the beaches are never overcrowded.

Off to the Norfolk coast at the end of the month. I’ve been to Wells next the sea a few times but this time going to Hustanton. I’m hoping it’s nice there?


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Hunstanton is a bit touristy, but it's quite small.

Old Hunstanton beach is great - small cafe, beach huts, couple of pubs.

All of the beaches from Old Hunstanton -> Wells are great. There's a nice hidden one at Holme Dunes, usually pretty empty.
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
First time I've been to Cornwall since I was 15... expecting it to have a touch of skeg about it somewhere.. nope.

No fat people and all the blokes drive VW vans and wear hoodies, hard wearing flip flops and cargo shorts with a million pockets.

Nice place

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Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
I like the Northumbrian coast - the sweep down towards Bamburgh Castle is one of most beautiful roads to travel, and that first glimpse of the Castle just takes one's breath away.
Anywhere where there is mass entertainment, loads of B&B guest houses and crummy hotels attracts riff raff... and I can't abide riff raff on holiday.
I much prefer being safely locked in behind our security gates, relaxing in the garden or having a quiet drink on the patio.
Th only people allowed in are hand picked by me... no riff raff here!
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
First time I've been to Cornwall since I was 15... expecting it to have a touch of skeg about it somewhere.. nope.

No fat people and all the blokes drive VW vans and wear hoodies, hard wearing flip flops and cargo shorts with a million pockets.

Nice place

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All the blokes drive VW vans, wear hoodies and cargo shorts. Nice place.
You've been in Eastwood too long.

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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Hunstanton is a bit touristy, but it's quite small.

Old Hunstanton beach is great - small cafe, beach huts, couple of pubs.

All of the beaches from Old Hunstanton -> Wells are great. There's a nice hidden one at Holme Dunes, usually pretty empty.
I found Hunstanton to have a serious lack of pubs. A few miles outside is nice but you tend to get the dinghy sailing crowd and you need a second mortgage to pay for a crab sandwich.
Plus that dodgy Windsor lot holiday just down the road.

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Barry

Where's me hammer?
All the blokes drive VW vans, wear hoodies and cargo shorts. Nice place.
You've been in Eastwood too long.

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Its noticable, very middle class, I feel well out of place

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Its noticable, very middle class, I feel well out of place

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Pop yourself into the nearest gentlemens‘ outfitter and buy a shirt and tie, and pass yourself off as someone’s Butler?
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Pop yourself into the nearest gentlemens‘ outfitter and buy a shirt and tie, and pass yourself off as someone’s Butler?
Cant just pop in anywhere at the moment, its easier boarding a plane than it is to buy a sandwich

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