According to the popular BBC series, ‘Coast’, nowhere in Britain is more than seventy miles from the sea. Our coastal margins offer plenty of potential for interesting geography. We love being beside the seaside apparently: houses with a sea-view sell for considerably more than those without. Locations such as Sandbanks in Dorset are amongst the most expensive in terms of land value in the whole country, if not the world, with houses selling for millions of pounds. The traditional ‘bucket-and-spade’ holiday has grown in popularity recently as the squeeze on family budgets has led to the rise of the ‘staycation’ and a resurgence of interest in camping. The glamour of the remaining seaside piers is also a major attraction for the towns that have them.
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