2. Great Yarmouth
Up there with Blackpool as one of England’s most treasured seaside destinations, Great Yarmouth has received holidaymakers since the 1760s.
The sandy shoreline is vast, and goes on for 17 miles in the Greater Yarmouth area.
If the old-school joys of sand castles and paddling don’t cut the mustard with your kids and teenagers there’s the ever-popular Pleasure Beach a free-to-enter theme park buzzing with rides and amusements.
There’s more fun on the Golden Mile, lined with arcades and the marvellous art nouveau Empire Cinema, currently being restored to its former glory.