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Summer Holidays In England

Summer Holidays In England

There are a variety of summer holiday destinations in England. In both northern and southern England there are sea-side resorts such as Blackpool, Torquay, and Ilfracombe. Taking a summer holiday in these destinations can be fun and exciting.

The sea-side resort of Blackpool is well established as one of the best summer holiday destinations in England. Since Victorian times, visitors have flocked to the sea-side resort of Blackpool with its extensive sandy beaches, promenade piers, amusements, illuminations, and the Blackpool tower which dominates the Blackpool sky-line. This with the possible exception of the Pepsi Max Big One, a steel roller-coast that reaches 213 feet and is the biggest roller-coaster in England. Blackpool also has a variety of alternative smaller roller-coasters to ride at its amusement park.

In southern England, notable summer holiday spots can be found in Devon. In southern Devon lies Torbay, otherwise referred to as England’s Riviera, that includes the towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham. Torquay is the most prominent town of Torbay, and includes a number of beaches such as Babbacombe Beach, Meadfoot Beach, Hollicombe Beach, and Anstey’s Cove. Torquay also has some notable sights such as the ruins and gardens of Torre Abbey, the caves of Kent Cavern, and Babbacombe Model Village set in colorful landscaped gardens.

Beyond Torquay lies Paignton and Brixham. Paignton has a number of beaches stretched along the coast, and Paignton Pier which includes arcades, Bingo, and views of the surrounding coastline. Also in Paignton is the Paignton steam railway, which links to Dartmouth. From here, the train runs alongside the Torbay coast towards Kingswear and the River Dart. However, in addition to this, boat crossings can be made to Dartmouth, and Dartmouth castle visited which sits at the opening of the River Dart. A few miles from the town of Dartmouth lies Blackpool Sands, which is one of the best beaches in Devon. Blackpool Sands also includes gardens that have a variety of sub-tropical flowers.

Northern Devon has a variety of beaches, and so is great for beach holidays. Here, beaches at Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, and Westward Ho have miles of sand, and lively water-sports. Sea-side towns such as Combe Martin can make for a good Summer holiday, with their coastal settings.

West of Devon lies Cornwall, which also has potential summer holiday destinations. The Eden Project, with a diversity of plants and flowers in its exotic gardens, has become a notable spot. Seaside towns of St Austell, Penzance, and St Ives have some good sandy beaches. With some spectacular coastal scenery, Cornwall is worth visiting in the Summer. For more details, the Cornwall beach guide is worth noting.

So overall, Blackpool, Torbay, north Devon, and Cornwall towns such as St Austell and St Ives are all summer holiday spots in England. Here, there are some great beaches, coastline and other sites worth noting.