Sunday, 8 October 2017

Why We Love The Yorkshire Coast

Today's Blogtober prompt is holidays. There's only one thing I can write about really as we've visited the same location every year since Eleanor was two - the Yorkshire coast! Here's why we love it and keep going back:

The Beaches

I'm a firm believer that when the sun's shining, all kids really need is the beach. Why shell out on fancy holidays when we have great beaches in this country? Our favourite beach is North Bay in Scarborough, but there are so many different beaches to try in Yorkshire. Yes, the sea might nip your toes a bit but that just adds to the fun!

The Attractions

OK, I'll admit it - the sun doesn't always shine in Yorkshire. In fact a lot of the time it doesn't. I remember one summer we went to Scarborough and the weather was a bit miserable. But there is so much to do and see - the Sea Life Sanctuary, the museum and art gallery, the arcades - that you can't get bored. We haven't even visited half the attractions in the area yet, but no doubt we will in years to come!

The Food

Of course, if you like fish and chips you'll be in your element. I'm vegetarian so it can be harder to find suitable food but the bigger towns like Scarborough and Bridlington have a good range of restaurants. And then of course there's icecream, rock and warm donuts too! Yum!

The Accommodation

There's something for everyone. The first time we went to the coast for a family holiday we stayed in a cottage in a holiday park. Next time we stayed in a flat just minutes from the beach in Scarborough. Then we stayed at a wild west themed glamping park! I often look wistfully at the hotels with sea views and imagine coming back when the kids are older, or even without the kids, and staying in one.


Next year we're planning to go abroad for the first time as a family but I'm sure we'll squeeze in a visit to the Yorkshire coast at some point too - it's tradition now! Which places do you go back to over and over?

Linking up with Day 8 of #Blogtober17 - Holidays.

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8 comments:

  1. We always head to Scarborough too, it is probably my favourite seaside.

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    1. It's fab isn't it? Got everything you need to entertain little ones!!

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  2. I've never been to the Yorkshire coast although have wanted to see Scarborough and Whitby for a long time! #blogtober17

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    1. Oh you definitely should if you can, both are lovely towns although very different in feel.

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  3. Aww! Seaside holidays are wonderful.
    As a child I used to go for day trips to Scarborough and loved it x

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  4. I grew up in Blackpool but I think the Yorkshire coast is probably much more my style! #Blogtober

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    1. I've never been to Blackpool, I grew up in the East Midlands so it was a bit too far and now I'm married to a Yorkshireman we don't go that side of the Pennines often! I'd love to go see the illuminations one day though.

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