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Published on August 27th, 2015 | by Rob Stebbings

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The Bank Holiday Weekend Is Almost Here!

Whilst the weather forecast may not be too promising, it won’t stop millions of Brits enjoying the great outdoors this weekend.

Being both the last weekend before many children head back to school plus also the last bank holiday weekend before Christmas, it’s a hugely popular few days to be out and about visiting popular tourist attractions.

And for many, heading to the coast to enjoy Britain’s beaches and coastal scenery will be high on the list of places to visit. That’s not surprising considering a survey by Post Office Travel Services asking people about their favourite beaches has revealed that Britons would rather visit some of our seaside resorts rather than the idylic beaches of the Maldives or Miami!

The poll has revealed that when it comes to creating that #HolidayFeeling, Blackpool is our favourite beach, beating Benidorm and Majorca! These findings are perhaps not that surprising considering that Blackpool attracts 13 million visitors a year and is the UK’s most visited seaside resort. With the Blackpool illuminations iFest Switch-On the following weekend a large proportion of Brits will certainly be frequenting Blackpool in the coming days and weeks.

Iconic seaside architecture
Featuring several iconic buildings like Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower which are some of the most famous examples of seaside architecture in Britain, the north-western resort is understandably Britain’s favourite seaside location for holidaymakers and daytrippers alike.

It promises to be a very busy time at Blackpool and indeed many other seaside locations this weekend as beach goers descend on the seaside. The Post Office Travel Services also found that 13 of the top 20 best-rated beaches were UK-based including Brighton, Bournemouth, Scarborough, Weymouth, Great Yarmouth, Tenby, Skegness, Newquay, St Ives, Torquay and Llandudno.

The great August Bank Holiday getaway is expected to see more than 13 million drivers on the road over the final weekend of August. As well as a whole host of seaside locations, there are a number of festivals taking place throughout the country.

Whatever you have planned, enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

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