So Coast are campaigning to bring back the day trip to the seaside on August Bank Holiday. We are to shun the decorating and the urge to go and shop with hundreds of other hot people in steamy car parks, sorry retail parks, and board a train to the beach.
They are asking people to take their cameras out on the Bank Holiday and take pictures, if you have any pictures, sketches or notes then send them to Coast (email@example.com) titled AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY and they will be publishing the best in their November issue.
Eating candy floss, ice cream and fish and chips all on the same day!
Shoe-horning yourself into a swimming cozzie behind a windbreak.
Playing crazy golf on the promenade, OK so this isn't crazy golf but it was great fun, and free!
Playing Frisbee on the beach.
Paddling with your trousers rolled up.
Playing in rock pools.
Watching the boats.
Around the country this year are so many free events at the seaside it should be possible to have some very good days out with only travel and essential food costs (fish and chips being an essential of course!). Just a few that I have read about are:
Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth - 11th and 12th July
Tate, Liverpool - open all year
The Oyster Festival, Whitstable - 18th to 26th July
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth - All year
Family Fun Festival, Bournemouth - August
O2 Scrum on the Beach, Newquay, Bournemouth and Tynemouth - various dates.
Acknowledgements to Coast magazine for providing some of the information for this post, my photos though!
Take care all and have a lovely weekend, hope the weather is lovely where you are.