An Ode to the Great British seaside
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Exam season is finally over and summer has reared its head once again. Many are certainly counting down the days until they head off for weeklong blowouts in the sun, huge festivals a summer spent travelling from one exotic destination to the next. These various forms of adventure all share one thing in common: they all cost money. Talk of Polish EDM festivals and months spent trekking South-East Asia are all well and good for those with a steady job or those fortunate enough to have easy access to the bank of mum and dad, but what of everyone else? What of those less fortunate students who have spent the past year eating beans on toast and Sainsbury’s basics as they watch their overdraft steadily bleed dry? These students may dream of having the finances needed for an exotic beach getaway, but the answer may lie much closer to home in the form of the Great British seaside. Better renowned for its picturesque countryside and quaint villages, Britain’s beaches are often overlooked. Once the go to destination for your average British holidaymaker, our nation’s beaches are now neglected in favour of Benidorm and the Costa del Sol. A week’s holiday in Malaga this August currently starts from around £400 per person. Meanwhile, those deciding to stick to UK shores can bag themselves a bargain holiday home in Torquay, sleeping six people for a week for only £1100, or a little over £180 per person. While it may not be quite as exotic as the Med; Torquay is a great destination for those students looking to do some partying, catch a little sun, and perhaps even a few waves, all on a modest budget.
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