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    Seaside...where to go? Within UK

    Hello,
    Just looking where I could go, in about few weeks...I know, weather is kinda bad, but hopefully in july, we going to get some warm. It could be one day escape or 2 days over weekends. Any recommendations/special places you know I may visit?
    If stay overnight, I've considered Brighton, due to "night life", but the prices for overnight accommodations is pretty high, starting at £100+ for a decent room per night if go on Saturday, although "night life" is not really important....
    I would really appreciate any info about places you are visited which is not really overcrowded, where you can lay on a beach and enjoy sun
    Thanks for any feedback / advice in advance

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    Anywhere in North Devon's nice although the grockles do make it busy.

    Woolacombe & Croyde get busy with surfers as well as tourists but Wolly has a 2 1/2 mile beach so you can always find a quieter spot. Good camping at both if you're up for that.

    As above Devon is where its at. North or south doesn't really matter but north is more accessible. Good thing about Devon is there are so many beaches you are spoiled for choice. Where are you from?

    Skeg

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    The weather in south Devon is usually better as it's on the golf stream

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    Can't beat Cornwall.

    Falmouth or St Ives.

    heading to woolacombe myself in august for a week...as above im going for the surfing.

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    OP, where do you live?
    How will you be travelling?
    How much time do you want to spend travelling?
    Edited by: "slamdunkin" 22nd Jun 2011

    Cornwall

    If you did want brighton for it's night life, this is available for £170 for 2 nights in the middle of July, Fri & Sat.

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    Anywhere in Cornwall > Woolacombe > Weymouth > Bournmouth > Brighton

    Jersey.

    Weymouth is a lovely beach, Umm there is a fantastic quiet beach in Torpoint, whitsand bay I think its called. Really nice and out of the way. Used to spend my summers constantly down there.

    Loads of lovely beaches in south wales, Gower, Pembrey, but then thats a bit of a drive just for the nice beaches.

    Salcombe (south Devon).

    West Wittering Beach near Chichester is a lovely beach.

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    BTW, as long as you don't mind middle-of-nowhere beachs with no shops etc, my personal Cornwall faves are Gwithian (East of St Ives, other side of the bay), or Polzeath (East of Padstowe, again other side of the bay, although from memory there is a few shops here)

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    For what it costs to holiday in the UK, even for a weekend, then I'd get yourself on a plane to somewhere where the sun is more predictable.

    You just know that planning a short break expecting to lay on the beach in the sun is unlikely to happen. Can you afford the disappointment?

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    Wilmavein

    For what it costs to holiday in the UK, even for a weekend, then I'd get … For what it costs to holiday in the UK, even for a weekend, then I'd get yourself on a plane to somewhere where the sun is more predictable.You just know that planning a short break expecting to lay on the beach in the sun is unlikely to happen. Can you afford the disappointment?



    I can't afford the disappointment of going abroad and wishing I was here either. Thankfully your 'type' naffing off to some terrible chav resort, means its quieter for those staying in this country*.

    *Excludes Blackpool.

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    vibeone

    I can't afford the disappointment of going abroad and wishing I was here … I can't afford the disappointment of going abroad and wishing I was here either. Thankfully your 'type' naffing off to some terrible chav resort, means its quieter for those staying in this country*.*Excludes Blackpool.




    Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but there you go.

    Some of us put some thought into out travel, but you stick to your National Express timetable for inspiration and we'll say no more.

    PS I reckon your fave TV show is 'Benidorm' and due to your limited life experience you actually believe its a documentary. LMAO

    Wilmavein

    Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but … Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but there you go. Some of us put some thought into out travel, but you stick to your National Express timetable for inspiration and we'll say no more. PS I reckon your fave TV show is 'Benidorm' and due to your limited life experience you actually believe its a documentary. LMAO



    Apart from an epic 3000 mile trip around california years ago, most of my best holidays have been in the uk. don't do cheap naff holidays abroad, would rather do a few years in the uk, and then an epic holiday abroad in a private villa with a car, than go abroad every year to be bored out of my skull

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    If you are going abroad, don't leave it till the last minute. I thought deals got cheaper the closer you were to going away. Our holiday is now £240 more expensive if we book it now.

    weymouth has a nice beach, good town & good pubs

    Whiltey Bay it even has it's own song
    youtube.com/wat…uKM

    Wilmavein

    Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but … Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but there you go. Some of us put some thought into out travel, but you stick to your National Express timetable for inspiration and we'll say no more. PS I reckon your fave TV show is 'Benidorm' and due to your limited life experience you actually believe its a documentary. LMAO




    so you've now changed your arguement to "i cant afford a decent holiday"? despite inferring that staying within the uk is more expensive?
    personally im glad you are off abroad...

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    Wilmavein

    Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but … Well, that's one way of rephrasing, 'I can't afford a decent holiday' but there you go. Some of us put some thought into out travel, but you stick to your National Express timetable for inspiration and we'll say no more. PS I reckon your fave TV show is 'Benidorm' and due to your limited life experience you actually believe its a documentary. LMAO



    Comedy. I think most people on here know I do alright for myself. It's definitely personal preference to stay here mostly. I don't do buses. I do road trips with mates, gfs, etc, cornwall, south coast.

    I'd rather do that than go to on one of your 'decent' holidays.

    Urgh.... disgusting.

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    shaneomac

    so you've now changed your arguement to "i cant afford a decent holiday"? … so you've now changed your arguement to "i cant afford a decent holiday"? despite inferring that staying within the uk is more expensive?personally im glad you are off abroad...



    I lol'd Good work!

    I know a lot of people argue with me and come out worse, but Wilmavein almost instant comedy breakdown is one of my finest moments.

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    Thanks you people, your feedback is really appreciated.

    vibeone

    BTW, as long as you don't mind middle-of-nowhere beachs with no shops … BTW, as long as you don't mind middle-of-nowhere beachs with no shops etc, my personal Cornwall faves are Gwithian (East of St Ives, other side of the bay), or Polzeath (East of Padstowe, again other side of the bay, although from memory there is a few shops here)



    Yes, I don't mind to stay in a middle-of-nowhere beaches, because usually, they not so overcrowded.

    slamdunkin

    OP, where do you live?How will you be travelling?How much time do you … OP, where do you live?How will you be travelling?How much time do you want to spend travelling?


    I'm located in East Midlands, Nottingham.
    I'll be travelling by car, and don't really mind to go almost anywhere, want to see Britain
    Time for travelling? well, if it's one day break for example, you don't want to drive more than 3 hours one way don't you? Because, during long drives person getting tired quickly, although if the place worth it, I don't mind

    By the way I've been in Skegness, but it was last year, and in a middle of the August it was about 10 C, sea was really dirty and I mean you won't be able to see your hand, if you pour it in water about 15-20 cm deep. Wasn't really excited, but I assume it's due to shi**y weather.
    Edited by: "Narkodrom" 22nd Jun 2011

    skeg is quality im going sat lovley place

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    vibeone

    BTW, as long as you don't mind middle-of-nowhere beachs with no shops … BTW, as long as you don't mind middle-of-nowhere beachs with no shops etc, my personal Cornwall faves are Gwithian (East of St Ives, other side of the bay), or Polzeath (East of Padstowe, again other side of the bay, although from memory there is a few shops here)

    slamdunkin

    OP, where do you live?How will you be travelling?How much time do you … OP, where do you live?How will you be travelling?How much time do you want to spend travelling?



    Skegness is a dive man.

    Gwithian is good... nowt there, but all sand bar a few random tall rocks, and rock pools. I'm 6ft2 and could jump from the high rocks into the deep rock pools. I didn't die. Was prob my favourite beach.

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    vibeone

    Skegness is a dive man.Gwithian is good... nowt there, but all sand bar a … Skegness is a dive man.Gwithian is good... nowt there, but all sand bar a few random tall rocks, and rock pools. I'm 6ft2 and could jump from the high rocks into the deep rock pools. I didn't die. Was prob my favourite beach.


    Could you point out on google maps this place?damn about 6 hours to drive...

    Edited by: "Narkodrom" 22nd Jun 2011

    I'm taking my family down to the Kent coast in August, for a week, 4 nights on a proper Campsite, and 4 nights at a reenactors show, can't wait.

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    Narkodrom

    Could you point out on google maps this place?damn about 6 hours to … Could you point out on google maps this place?damn about 6 hours to drive...



    link
    Edited by: "vibeone" 22nd Jun 2011

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    Scarborough is nice and only an hour and a half drive from you and you have whitby not far away.

    Cleethorpes sounds tacky, but is quite nice for a couple of days.

    Woolacombe or south Devon will take you about 4 hours

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    slamdunkin

    Scarborough is nice and only an hour and a half drive from you and you … Scarborough is nice and only an hour and a half drive from you and you have whitby not far away.Cleethorpes sounds tacky, but is quite nice for a couple of days.Woolacombe or south Devon will take you about 4 hours



    Scarborough and Whitby = YAY

    Cleethorpes = BOO

    Woolacombe = WOOP

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    If you decide on south Devon then Teignmouth is nice and easy to get to and torque is only 10 minutes away.

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    OP: I live in the east midlands, and suffer the same problem as you. Close by seaside resorts are utterly crap.

    You have to go far to have a good day. South Coast is only about 3/4 hours away.

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    vibeone

    OP: I live in the east midlands, and suffer the same problem as you. … OP: I live in the east midlands, and suffer the same problem as you. Close by seaside resorts are utterly crap.You have to go far to have a good day. South Coast is only about 3/4 hours away.



    By Jet?

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    Try getting out of first gear Johnny.

    I'm near Chesterfield and can do Brighton or bournemouth in less than 4 hours

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    JonnyTwoToes

    By Jet?




    No, by National Express bus. You have to remember they havent travelled much.

    Hmmm.... 4 hours to the south coast where its most likely raining or 4 hours on a plane to some idyllic beach, with no folk and guaranteed sunshine.

    Vibe, do yourself a favour and live a little.

    I await your attempt at a put down, apparently, on line childishness has given you one of your 'finest moments'.

    Dont hold back, my anonymous ID can handle it. FPMSL.

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    JonnyTwoToes

    Can't beat Cornwall.Falmouth or St Ives.



    Have to agree ( but then I'm biased ), Perranporth is also a lovely place in Cornwall

    Paignton, South Devon

    Exmouth

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    Last time I tried to board a plane with my speedboat they refused to let me board...so I'm stuck with going to Devon for 6 weeks every year.
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