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We want a UK holiday near a naice beach -we live as far from the sea as you can get! Help!

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SquirrelFruitandNutkin Wed 06-Apr-16 21:22:32

We live in the East Mids - as far from the sea as you can get I think.

We want a sea side holiday without having to drive too far. Dorset is a bit too far if that helps (visited family there)

Where do you suggest?

BackforGood Thu 07-Apr-16 00:28:17

What about going East - some beautiful coastline around Norfolk and East Anglia

ZenasSuitcases Fri 29-Apr-16 22:48:07

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flightywoman Fri 29-Apr-16 22:52:12

Lots of lovely bits of Norfolk. Or the Isle of Wight - it's not a massive drive to Southampton or Portsmouth, short crossing over, lovely island with some gorgeous beaches and pretty places to visit.

NicknameUsed Fri 29-Apr-16 22:52:32

Another vote for Norfolk. We had a fabulous holiday in Wells-next-the -sea a couple of years ago. The beaches in Norfolk are enormous.

NoMudNoLotus Fri 29-Apr-16 22:53:54

Northumberland or Pembrokeshire for sure.

Dakin1 Fri 29-Apr-16 22:55:26

Pembrokeshire has beautiful beaches

mineofuselessinformation Fri 29-Apr-16 23:02:23

North Notfolk for sure - Holkham, Old Hunstanton, Wells, Brancaster if you want to change it up a bit.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Fri 29-Apr-16 23:04:18

We're East Mids and go over to Norfolk beaches and back in one day quite often.

TheABC Fri 29-Apr-16 23:05:52

Midlands here - just been to the Gower in South Wales; absolutely beautiful! I think you need to decide how much droving you are willing to tolerate and then plan accordingly. I can also recommend Norfolk, on the opposite coast.

meridithssister Fri 29-Apr-16 23:08:16

Pembrokeshire. Stunning beaches. Take wetsuits if you want to swim as the sea never gets warm enough but it has some of the best beaches in the world

serin Mon 02-May-16 19:36:04

From East Midlands I would agree with the posters saying Norfolk. Love Holkham and Wells.

chosenone Mon 02-May-16 19:40:28

Yorkshire coast ? Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay ? Reighton Sands Haven is right on the beach and is a nice little camp.

NicknameUsed Mon 02-May-16 20:13:11

Holkham is the biggest beach I have ever been on.

A couple of years ago the schools in our LA broke up about 5 days before most of the other schools in England, and this is what Hollkham beach looked like when we were there.

EarlGreyTeaPlease Mon 02-May-16 20:18:46

The Suffolk coast is lovely too. How about the Southwold and Aldeburgh areas?

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EarlGreyTeaPlease Mon 02-May-16 20:24:35

Southwold beach

Groovee Sun 08-May-16 17:12:15

We like Bridlington for Beaches. Fraisethorpe is lovely too.

bruffin Sun 08-May-16 17:20:15

Love Holkham and Hunstanton, but the

bruffin Sun 08-May-16 17:22:01

Welsh beaches at Tenby and Pendine are lovely as well. My favorite as a child was Caswell Bay Swansea

Coldtoeswarmheart Sun 08-May-16 17:22:10

Pembrokeshire. South Beach in Tenby is beautiful and gently shelving. Broadhaven South is heavenly.

BestIsWest Sun 08-May-16 17:24:30

Tenby is great with lovely beaches but maybe a long drive from East Midlands. The Gower is fantastic too.

P1nkP0ppy Sun 08-May-16 17:26:38

Lots of beautiful beaches in Wales, especially Rhosilli on the Gower, Harlech, Aberdovey, Lleyn Peninsula and Abersoch especially.

AverysillyoldHector Sun 08-May-16 17:27:59

Norfolk or Suffolk. North Norfolk has the most amazing beaches. Southwold has a good beach and a very entertaining pier. Or how about N Yorkshire or Northumberland? The beach at Whitby is great; if Northumberland isnt too far, then you'll find mile after mile of beaches there.

gunting Sun 08-May-16 17:45:30

I lived a landlocked childhood in the midlands and now spend a lot of time in Northumberland. It's stunning and lots of beaches to choose from. There's also an awful lot of things to see on non beach days like castles and Alnwick garden which is STUNNING

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