Here is another great guest post featuring ideas for families, I love spending time at the coast and there are some great options featured below.
Top South-East Coast Beach Resorts for Families
The South-East Coast has several fantastic beach resorts just perfect for a break away with your family. From action packed resorts to the more quiet and traditional fishing villages, there's something to suit every taste. So where will you choose to holiday this year? Maybe these suggestions will help:
With its carefree attitude, Brighton is a great place to visit with family. Its relaxed, anything goes, atmosphere makes for memorable holidays and a place that children are welcomed with open arms. Book into one of the Travelodge hotels in Brighton for great value family accommodation right near the city centre, so everything is on hand that you could possibly want from your holiday, from shops to attractions.
Brighton Pier is always a huge hit with children and adults alike. It conjures up memories of holidays past for us adults and the kids love walking over the sea, playing on the traditional seaside games stalls, in the arcade and enjoying the fairground rides. There's the Brighton Wheel, which is Brighton's newest and incredibly popular attraction and offers amazing views of Brighton and the surrounding coastline. Kids will love being up on what is effectively a giant ferris wheel, marvelling at the sights and picking out which attraction they want to visit next. And, of course, Brighton has plenty of them - from the aquarium to the beach and the treasure trail to the electric railway.
Once a traditional fishing village, smugglers hideout and the area in which a defensive castle was built on the West Hill above the town by William the Conqueror, this is a place steeped in history and intrigue with modern amenities and seaside fun thrown in. The beach stretches for miles and there's a pier which is always a popular attraction to visit with the kids. You can't miss the fish and chips here or the freshly cooked donuts at the seaside funfair - they're to die for. There's a Sea Life Centre and a tram which takes you up to the top of the East Hill and offers great views of the town and the smugglers caves below. You can even visit the caves, should you be brave enough.
This pretty town features a delightful beach lined with colourful beach huts. It’s a beautiful area packed full of quaint shops, fantastic restaurants and traditional houses, which slopes down a wooded hillside to the beach and a promenade. Sandgate is a quiet seaside town, although it does get busier in the summer. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend it comes alive with the Sea and Food Festival, a fantastic event for all the family with live music, fireworks, stilt walkers, Punch and Judy shows, dancers and great food from the restaurants in the town - including Mexican, Nepalese, BBQ's, artisan breads and pies - and much more.
The beautiful stretch of South-East coastline is well worth a visit. From the magnificent cliffs and sleepy seaside towns to the livelier resorts, there is something every member of the family can enjoy.