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In the current climate of financial unpredictability and with Brexit on the horizon, families are starting to tighten their belts. No longer are families choosing to fly off on a whim to an all inclusive resort on a generic Balearic for rest and relaxation. Instead, people are choosing to focus on their outgoings and budget for luxury trips overseas more stringently. Some families are choosing to forego the flight to somewhere tropical altogether in an effort to save the pennies. If you share this mentality, read on to discover why the traditional British seaside holiday is seeing a resurgence.
The top reason why most people choose to take their brood to the South Coast, Wales or the Scottish Lochs is to save money. Without forking out for costly flights, you can find yourself saving hundreds of pounds before you’ve even started planning your trip. The traditional British seaside trip may make you feel a little nostalgic. Back in the day when you were younger, they were seen as the poorer families holiday. However, nowadays, seaside resorts are becoming more sophisticated, and they’re attracting all sorts of families from different earning brackets.
You could find yourself glamping on the Dorset coast and getting back to nature in a sophisticated teepee like structure. Or perhaps you might want to explore the different countryside holiday parks in North Wales close to Snowdonia. With the mountains on one side and the beach on the other, you can have a holiday that is the best of both worlds.
Seaside towns don’t have to be downtrodden, crime ridden and not to be seen within fifty metres of. Yes, the odd resort is run down and rife with unemployment, yet these aren’t the resorts that you will be heading to. Instead, seaside resorts like Barmouth, Whitstable and St Ives are pumping cash into their economies to kit out their resorts for tourism. This means they appeal to families with their relaxed attitudes, their ‘Kiss Me Quick’ mentality and their fun amusements, clean beaches and entertainment.
The only downside to any British holiday can be the weather. However, there are plenty of things that you can do indoors rather than risking your perfectly coiffed hairdo in the rain while trying to enjoy the beach. Resorts have great museums, indoor water parks and galleries for you and your brood to enjoy. You don’t have to worry about changing currency, learning the basics of a new language or having to deal with cultural differences. Instead, you can pack up your car, drive to your destination within a few hours and enjoy two weeks of relaxation for a fraction of the cost that you would spend overseas.
Everything that you can enjoy abroad, can be sought in good old Blighty. Forget about stressing over visas, working out what food you can eat abroad and what accommodation you can secure overseas. Enjoy the great British seaside resort holiday and support the economy of the UK for your next annual vacation.