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If I like St Ives and Broadstairs where should we go?

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toots111 Fri 12-Feb-16 18:42:39

We are hoping to get away for a week in May (before half term). Two families, self catering, need 4 bedrooms minimum. We want to be walking distance to a beach, and in a town/village with a choice of more than 1 pub and shop. We have 2 three year olds and 2 babies. My first suggestion St Ives was vetoed (too far) as was my second Broadstairs (too close). Any suggestions of somewhere similar to go? Or even fabulous houses to rent? We're in London to give a sense of distance.

MrsPatterson2014 Fri 12-Feb-16 18:50:00

Lyme Regis. Not too far bur far enough from London. Lovely shops,restaurants etc.

toots111 Fri 12-Feb-16 19:14:44

Thanks! I don't know Dorset at all. Is it a sandy beach?

TheWrathofNaan Fri 12-Feb-16 19:19:17

I would like to visit Broadstairs- any recommendations?

Babymamamama Fri 12-Feb-16 19:20:40

Tenby is gorgeous but quite a drive.

MrsPatterson2014 Fri 12-Feb-16 19:24:58

It is half pebbles, half sand. Thanks sand side is man made - but I didn't realise at the time.

toots111 Fri 12-Feb-16 20:04:55

baby I though Tenby but couldn't find a house that worked. Is it nice?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 12-Feb-16 20:08:06

Tenby is lovely but I'm biased as I used to live there.

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toots111 Fri 12-Feb-16 20:11:28

Whitstable is in the same bucket as Broadstairs, too close! Basically anywhere we have already been on a day trip is ruled out sad

marmaladegranny Fri 12-Feb-16 20:12:31

North Norfolk? Great place for a holiday, loads to do and lots of self catering places. Pubs are good too….

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 12-Feb-16 20:12:35

Go to Tenby then.

huhpuh Fri 12-Feb-16 20:14:01

Southwold or Aldebrugh?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 12-Feb-16 20:15:02!

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 12-Feb-16 20:19:26

toots111 Fri 12-Feb-16 20:38:30

Ooh thank you!

Babymamamama Fri 12-Feb-16 20:50:32

Tenby is gorgeous. Georgian houses on the harbour. Even better beaches than st Ives. My fave three are Tenby, st Ives and broadstairs in that order. Why not check out on google images?

toots111 Sat 13-Feb-16 11:43:12

Tenby looks lovely. It's definitely an option might be a bit too far still. If not this time, definitely in the future. Anywhere else in Dorset that might fit the bill?

Needfinsnow Sat 13-Feb-16 11:45:31

Isle of Wight is beautiful, short ferry from Portsmouth.

St Ives is lovely hometown!! You can fly to Newquay and hire a car to drive down the rest of the way? X

toots111 Sat 13-Feb-16 12:22:59

Oh we used to go to the Isle of Wight as kids. Whereabouts would you recommend we base ourselves?

toots111 Thu 18-Feb-16 22:30:48

Update: we're going to Tenby! Really excited about it. Thanks for the suggestion, I would never have thought of it myself.

Babymamamama Thu 18-Feb-16 22:51:12

Ooh how exciting. We went few years ago when dd was a toddler and we really loved Manor wildlife park which is just up the road from Tenby. Not too big for little ones and lots of animals in much nicer outdoor setting than a normal zoo. Fab romantic ruined castles too. I thought the Pembrokeshire country side was gorgeous - so lush and green.

toots111 Sun 22-May-16 10:55:39

We're in Tenby. It's gorgeous. The sun is out, the kids/dads are on the beach and I'm sitting in the sun looking at the amazing view from our house. Thanks for the recommendation!

toots111 Sun 22-May-16 10:56:13

Is it too early for wine? smile

SoMuchToBits Sun 22-May-16 11:10:01

If you hadn't have gone to Tenby, I would have suggested Swanage in Dorset. It's very like Broadstairs in many ways.

Strangely, St Ives and Broadstairs are my 2 favourite UK places to visit!

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