The August bank holiday is just around the corner, and it's traditional for record numbers of us flock to the coast to eat fish and chips, paddle in the sea and sit in trafic jams. From Brighton to Whitby, the beaches will be full of Brits come rain or shine. We thought we'd celebrate the wonderful British seaside with a little quiz. See how many you can name...
What's your favourite British seaside town? Leave your comments below!
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This archetypal holiday resort has been labelled 'Britain's Las Vegas' and remains the nation's most popular seaside resort - with more than 13 million visitors every year, it attracts more sightseers than the Taj Mahal or the Statue of Liberty. The town also boasts one of the country's oldest theme parks, as well as its longest rollercoaster...</p>
This seaside town was voted one of the happiest cities in the UK, as well as the hippest. It boasts the UK's first electric railway, the world's oldest aquarium, a popular nudist beach, a famous pavilion and more than 400 pubs. Recognise it yet?</p>
This charming haven on Britain's 'sunrise coast' is famous for its iconic beach huts, lighthouse and award-winning pier. Rowan Atkinson and Bill Nighy are two of the increasing number of celebs who own second homes here, and the town's popularity among the chattering classes has led to it being dubbed 'Suffolk's least affordable town'.</p>
This traditional Victorian town is seen as the jewel in the crown of the English Riviera. It's also the birthplace of Agatha Christie ...</p>
This resort on the south east coast is famous for its oyster festival. It was also home to the first steam-hauled passenger railway, which opened in 1830 and provided a route for travellers to and from London. It was fondly named the 'Crab and Winkle line'.</p>
This once-glorious resort fell on hard times for a while, but it's coming back on the radar for daytrippers and holidaymakers who are attracted to its retro appeal. And it has plenty to offer the modern visitor too. Most recently, it opened a £17 million art gallery...</p>
This quaint traditional fishing village has been consistently ranked as one of the best UK seaside resorts. It boasts a famous historic abbey, excellent walking opportunities and a 2.5km stretch of sandy beach...</p>
This well-known town on the south coast is hosting the 2012 sailing Olympics. It's popular with modern holidaymakers, but this resort is believed to have been where the Black Death started in Britain in 1348 after two ships docked here carrying sick sailors.</p>
This picturesque little harbour and seaside town boasts a spectacular hilltop position. Its beautiful beaches and medieval town walls are just two of the reasons sightseers flock here all year round...</p>
- Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside...
How many of these lovely old British coastal towns do you recognise? Bet you can't name them all!</p>