This month inside The Simple Things, we've taken the time to look back at our rather eccentric love of seaside piers, and this got us thinking about the tradition of a British seaside holiday in general and why, despite the icy shores, stoney beaches, and unpredictable weather, our love for the beaches of Clevedon and Southend-on-Sea are imprinted firmly on our hearts.
So what is it? Punch and Judy shows, a good stick of rock, hunting for crabs? Share your favourite British seaside tradition with us in the comments below.
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