The Social History of the British Seaside
Today, we have reservations about spending too much time in the sun. In the 'twenties and 'thirties it was the height of fashion and considered healthy. See Sun worship
Is the British seaside holiday dying? Towards the end of the 1930s around 15 million people went to the UK seaside. Find who went on holiday in Britain and where they stayed, from the 20s to the 90s. See UK holiday statistics
Roads to the coast
The only way to go on holiday was by car in the 60s. Traffic jams were all part of the experience! Read more: Roads to the coast
Camping & caravanning
Camping and caravanning boomed in the 60s & 70s.
The British seaside holiday