The history of the British Seaside holiday
This site is about the history of the British Seaside Holiday. There are features about lidos, holiday camps, piers, hotels, camping and sun bathing, as well as articles about how to enjoy the British coast today.
We look at the origin of the beach hut.
Butlin's in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay was the inspiration for "Fawlty Towers".
Sidney Little's Hastings
In the 1930s Hastings was transformed into a concrete and chrome tribute to the modern age.
Sun, Sea and Sand
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The British seaside holiday