The social history of the British seaside


Sun worship

Sun worship was considered healthy in the 1920s and 1930s.

Holiday statistics

Holiday statistics

Find who went on holiday in Britain and where they stayed, from the 1920s to the 1990s. See UK holiday statistics

The M4, as seen from and Austin 1100

Roads to the coast

The only way to go on holiday was by car in the 1960s.

Roads to the coast

Sprite 400, 1961

Camping and caravanning

Camping and caravanning boomed in the 1960s & 1970s.


Seaside history

The British seaside holiday