Monday, 28 June 2010

UK seaside towns on the up?

Interesting report just posted on the BBC News site, saying that the British seaside resort is undergoing a renewed era of commercial success. Read all about it here.

To be honest this news report comes as no surprise to us here at the blog. Having been a regular visitor to such places as Blackpool, Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Brighton, Lytham St Annes, and Ayr over the years, I'd have to say that for me the UK seaside resort has always been a cool option for a holiday. The diversity of these towns, their facilities and the warm welcome they offer has always been a dwar for tourists, so it's great to see that greater numbers of people are now discovering the joys of a UK seaside holiday. It might in part be down to people wanting to spend less money on the travel part of the holiday, or it might just be down to the fact that UK seaside towns are getting the appreciation they fully deserve.

One of my favourite seaside destinations is Brighton - easily accessible from Gatwick airport and by road from London, Brighton is of course a must-see destination for anyone who grew up watching Quadrophenia, even if you don't own a Vespa scooter! It's an easy-going, laid back kind of a town with something to offer any holidaymaker - Brighton has lots of shopping, piers that are not only fun to visit but also architectural classics, and it also has a growing music scene, in part due to its being a university town as well as a seaside one. The old image of seaside towns being sleepy and culturally overlooked is well and truly blown apart by Brighton. There's so much going on that its seaside status is just one of its benefits rather than being its main focus.

So check in at a hotel in Brighton and see what's happening there - you'll love the place!

Brighton a city by the sea


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