The bank holiday is almost upon us and with it many of us like to get away for the long weekend. There are lots of great places to visit close to home, those lucky enough can make a day trip and others can take advantage of the long weekend and turn it into a family holiday.
I have a few favourite places I like to visit, some require a longer stay but all are equally as beautiful. Here are my top 4 places to visit this bank holiday
Scarborough has all the tradition of a family beach holiday. Clean beautiful sandy beaches, long beach walks, traditional steam trains and colourful beach huts. The beaches are clean and several are dog friendly. Rock pools scatter among the beach making a perfect hunting ground for the young and old alike. Nearby cafés welcome dogs inside and are generally well priced and with good food. There is plenty of parking near to the sea front and plenty to see if you fancied more of a walk. I would highly recommend visiting the Sea life centre and riding the steam train.
Wonderful crystal clear water perfect for taking a stroll around. Most of it is pushchair friendly, but due to the pebbled shore front others become a little bumpy. The scenery is truly fantastic and unspoilt. Rural pubs make a perfect retreat for a bite to eat and take in the breath taking views.
3. Brighton pier
Whilst the beach at Brighton is pebbled there is still plenty to do on the sea front. A day could be spent exploring the pier, riding the huge variety of rides or simply watching the sea. A good selection of food outlets are on the pier, my advice though is to take a stroll round the corner and treat yourself to a pancake at the Creperie , utterly amazing.
4. Tintagel Castle
Looking out to see at Tintagel Castle you would be forgiven in thinking you were far away abroad. The sea is a beautiful turquoise colour and the sun seems to shine across the bay. The area has a sense of tranquillity about it. Plenty to see and explore, with historic ruins and a gorgeous beach. Perfect for a family day out.
How do you plan on spending your bank holiday?
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