Traditional British seaside holidays

Nowhere in the world does seaside holidays quite like the UK. Sure, the weather might be miserable and the beaches are guaranteed to be jam packed during the school holidays, but good old Blighty seaside trips are hard to beat. So load the car with buckets, spades and umbrellas and check out one of these top British seaside holidays...

Try Blackpool for cheap and tacky British seaside holidays with the added bonus of all the fun of the fair. Test your mettle on the rides at the Pleasure Beach theme park and visit the zoo, Louis Tussaud’s wax museum and take in a show at Blackpool Tower – the very home of British ballroom dancing. Donkey rides on the beach and afternoon cream teas are musts too, as are sticks of Blackpool rock as souvenirs.

Book a static caravan in Great Yarmouth by the beach and let the kids run wild. There’s so much geared up for them at this popular seaside resort, which is also close to the Hippodrome Circus, a great Sealife Centre and Great Yarmouth Potteries.

Or you could make your way to St Andrews – Scotland’s ‘Home of Golf’ – for a seaside vacation where you can tee off on the famous Old Course green overlooking the West Sands beach. There's plenty for adults and kids alike. You’ll also be privy to your own private air show as the jets from RAF Leuchars practise overhead. While you’re there, you simply must try Janetta’s award winning ice cream and pay a visit to the abbey and castle ruins.

For slightly more up market British seaside holidays, make straight for Cornwall and book a quintessentially English holiday cottage by the beach. There are some great spots for surfing here, not to mention clean, sandy coves and, overall, great weather. Plus it's your perfect opportunity to gorge on tasty Cornish pastries...

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