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Top 5 Weekend Break Destinations by the Seaside

Even though seaside towns aren't as popular as they used to be, there are still great times to be had by the beach. Here is a list of our top 5 best seaside towns in the UK and Ireland:

1. Weymouth

Weymouth in Dorset is the undisputed king of seaside towns. With its Blue Flag beach and World Heritage Site at the Jurassic Coast, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are at a world class location.

2. Brighton

A family favourite, Brighton Pier still draws in the summer crowd to its rollercoaster's and fairground attractions. The surrounding beach is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy some of Brighton's world renowned fish and chips.

3. Barry Island

The unique coastal resort of Barry Island will be known well to the older generation but the younger generation will also know it from the TV show Gavin and Stacey. With all the charm that a small seaside village brings and the excitement that its Pleasure Park creates, Barry Island is perfect for all the family.

4. Blackpool

Like Brighton, Blackpool has seen a decrease in visitors since its heyday in the 1950s but it is still a great place to bring the family with its world famous Pleasure Beach and constant entertainment on offer.

5. Penzance

Penzance in Cornwall is home to the Galowan and Mazey Day Festivals, great places to spend your evenings after sunning yourself on the beach. With more cultural attractions on offer, this seaside town is a better choice for a weekend trip with your loved one or with friends.