England – ‘Fab Five – English Seaside Towns’

England – ‘Fab Five – English Seaside Towns’

‘Fab Five – English Seaside Towns’


England may have its fair share of wonderful coastal scenery and unspoilt beaches, but for that quintessential summer day outing a visit to one of its traditional coastal towns is a must.

For many, the English seaside evokes memories of idyllic childhood holidays and all the imagery that goes with it – building sandcastles, donkey rides, B & B’s, amusement arcades, lettered rock (a kind of sweet), fish and chips, saucy postcards, Punch and Judy shows and strolls along the pier. Recently, some seaside towns have reinvented themselves by adding modern elements to the mix such as art galleries, boutique hotels and gastro pubs serving locally-sourced dishes. Here’s five of the best… (St Ives, Brighton, Whitby, Margate and Blackpool)

Story length: 1,400 & 1,566 words
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Photography by Paul Marshall
Text by Andrew Marshall