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Top Ten Seaside Resorts

Oh, how we love to be beside the seaside! Especially when there's a hint of British sunshine on the way. Planning your seaside summer holiday but unsure of where to go? Or just fancy a day out? Let Lindy Bop take you on a tour of our top ten seaside resorts...

 Blackpool

Two girls enjoy ice creams on the sands at Blackpool, July 1954. Blackpool Tower can be seen in the background. Original publication: Picture Post - 7227 - Blackpool - pub. 31st July 1954 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

Recently rated Britain's top seaside resort, it makes sense for us to start here. We can't talk about Blackpool without mentioning its iconic tower. Blackpool Tower was modelled on Paris' Eiffel Tower and first opened its doors in 1894. Now a Grade I listed building, it offers a variety of activities to keep you entertained for the day. Step into Tower Ballroom (the venue of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final), test your nerves at the top by crossing the tower's glass floor or revel in the delights of Blackpool Tower's circus.

Scarborough

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Famed by the Paul Simon song, 'Scarborough Fair', this North Yorkshire town is also known for its award winning sandy beaches and breathtaking coastline. Take in the panoramic scenic coastal views from the medieval Scarborough Castle. If all that sea air makes you peckish, why not refresh yourself in the castle's tea rooms at Master Gunner's House?

Take a trip to one of Britain's few theatre-in-the-rounds and watch the action unfold in front of you at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Featured on the cover of Richard Hawley's album, Coles Corner, the neon-lit theatre is a sight to behold at night.

 

Bridlington
Situated on England's east coast, Bridlington is the birthplace of Lindy Bop and has captured our hearts with its vintage seaside charm. Although it may be small, it's perfectly formed with pastel beach huts, vintage ice cream parlours and scenic beaches.
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Lindy Boppers love Topham's on Cross Street. Styled on an American coffee shop, this place was vintage before vintage became cool.  Choose from a variety of retro ice creams and relax in style in their 1950s red vinyl booths.

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Tenby
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A delightful harbour town and seaside resort, Tenby is every photographer's dreamland. Stroll down one of the many narrow cobbled streets, take in the pastel harbour or simply take the weight off your retro-loving feet in one of Tenby's cafes.

Bournemouth
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Buckets and spades at the ready? Bournemouth has seven miles of award winning beaches!  With a variety of vintage boutiques, Bournemouth offers every vintage loving girl a plethora of vintage curiosities. Hop on a City Sightseeing bus to experience 24 stops, starting at Bournemouth pier you can tour all of Bournemouth's key sights. Why not stop off at Tuckton Tea Garden to relax in style? Bus tickets are valid for 24 hours and will even allow you to sail on the vintage ferry service. Our shrugs are perfect for guarding off a sea breeze!

St Ives

With an abundance of scenic beaches, you'll be reaching for your cat eye sunglasses and polka dot highwaisted bikinis quicker than you can say heatwave. If bathing isn't your bag, why not try a spot of afternoon tea?

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If the sight of The River Tea Rooms' afternoon tea doesn't tempt you to visit, we can't think of anything that will! Served on vintage china, be seated for afternoon tea in one of St Ives' most historic settings. Situated in a Grade II listed manor house, it's the perfect place for donning a Lindy Bop dress.

 

Skegness

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We're pleased to say Skegness is sweeter than it sounds. Nicknamed 'the Blackpool of the East Coat', Skegness is the home of the UK's first Butlin's holiday camp. Sandy beaches and a pier, which has stood since 1881, has ensured Skegness has stayed a family favourite over the years. Our polka dot Audrey dresses are perfect for any Lindy Bop mother and daughter duo!

 

Newquay

As the Beach Boys said, 'Everybody's gone surfin' and that's what you'll find in Newquay. Regarded as the UK's top surfing resort, you'll find the action at Fistral Beach. If your more into paddling then surfing, sit beachside with a cocktail and watch as the action unfolds. With plenty to see and do, take a day trip to sample everything Cornwall has to offer.

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Southport

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It started when an innkeeper built a bathing house on a beach, then expanded his empire to include a hotel and soon after the seaside resort was born. Today, Southport is a flourishing resort with the annual Southport Flower Show taking place in August each year. If the weather is blooming, why not try Flavours Ice Cream Parlour on Nevill Street? Take in a show at Southport's aptly named 'Little Theatre' to see upcoming musical 'West Side Story'. Open since 1937, it's a popular and intimate venue. 

Brighton

We're noticing a lot of our favourite seaside resorts begin with 'B' but no seaside guide would be complete without Brighton. With a treasure trove of things to see and do, from the Brighton Eye to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier you'll certainly find it hard to squeeze everything in.

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Whether you're a mod or a rocker, you can't fail to love JB's American Diner. Not only is the food top-notch, but according to one of our Lindy Boppers, they also play a finely curated mix of Rock 'n' Roll. If you're in rush, make sure you try one of JB's yummy milkshakes. Lucky Charms milkshake anyone?

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There you have it, our pick of the bunch!

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