Southend named as one of the most expensive places to stay

Southend named as one of the most expensive places to stay

Southend named as one of the most expensive places to stay

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SOUTHEND has been named as one of the most expensive places to holiday in the UK, according to a bookings website.

Cheaprooms.co.uk carried out a survey of the most costly hotels at seaside resorts in the country, and Southend has made the top 20.

According to the survey, an average hotel in the borough will set holidaymakers back £71 a night during August.

St. Ives in Cornwall and Tenby in Wales topped the list, with average prices of £123 and £107 respectively.

A spokesman for Cheaprooms.co.uk said: “The prices shown reflect the average daily rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel, guest house or B&B) for the time period spanning August 2014.”

The likes of Whitby in North Yorkshire, Oban in Scotlannd, and Falmouth in Cornwall were some of the locations on the list.

No other seaside resorts in Essex made the final cut.

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11:15am Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Being serious...who really comes for a Holiday here, most stay in the Hotels as they are going to weddings/partys/fune
rals, family meetings, work etc, i mean how many really plan a 1 week holiday as a real holiday to Southend? £71 a night is reasonable, not sure what the standard of place is like though, st Ives is much more inviting.
Being serious...who really comes for a Holiday here, most stay in the Hotels as they are going to weddings/partys/fune rals, family meetings, work etc, i mean how many really plan a 1 week holiday as a real holiday to Southend? £71 a night is reasonable, not sure what the standard of place is like though, st Ives is much more inviting. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 15

11:28am Fri 1 Aug 14

shoess3 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Being serious...who really comes for a Holiday here, most stay in the Hotels as they are going to weddings/partys/fune

rals, family meetings, work etc, i mean how many really plan a 1 week holiday as a real holiday to Southend? £71 a night is reasonable, not sure what the standard of place is like though, st Ives is much more inviting.
Not true, most stays in Southend are 1 - 2 nights and are usually a result of clubbers or families not wanting to return home that day. Adventure Island is a huge pull for families, as well as the beaches. St Ives is nice, but too far for the majority of SE and E residents looking for an overnighter. Southend is actually one of the few seaside towns around the UK on the up, both in terms of financial investment and reputation.

You'll always get the snobs though; they wouldn't set foot in East London, let alone Essex.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: Being serious...who really comes for a Holiday here, most stay in the Hotels as they are going to weddings/partys/fune rals, family meetings, work etc, i mean how many really plan a 1 week holiday as a real holiday to Southend? £71 a night is reasonable, not sure what the standard of place is like though, st Ives is much more inviting.[/p][/quote]Not true, most stays in Southend are 1 - 2 nights and are usually a result of clubbers or families not wanting to return home that day. Adventure Island is a huge pull for families, as well as the beaches. St Ives is nice, but too far for the majority of SE and E residents looking for an overnighter. Southend is actually one of the few seaside towns around the UK on the up, both in terms of financial investment and reputation. You'll always get the snobs though; they wouldn't set foot in East London, let alone Essex. shoess3
  • Score: 18

11:37am Fri 1 Aug 14

alarminstaller says...

That is why there is so few :

* I Love Southend on Sea*

Signs on rear bumpers, because so few can afford to stay here.o
That is why there is so few : * I Love Southend on Sea* Signs on rear bumpers, because so few can afford to stay here.o alarminstaller
  • Score: 13

11:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

John Right says...

I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..
I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable.. John Right
  • Score: 9

11:51am Fri 1 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....
higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more..... pembury53
  • Score: 7

12:08pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Russ13 says...

The problem with living in this part of the World is that you don't appreciate what's right on your doorstep.

Yes, Southend and surrounding areas have their problems but that's going to be the same for most other towns in the country.

I've been to Yarmouth several times and as a seaside resort it's OK but IMO a little dated and behind the times (I'm being very polite here).

For such a relatively small area to have several award-winning beaches, a theme park that's in Trip Advisor's top 10, the longest pleasure pier in the World and other attractions within easy reach, not to mention more rural areas a short drive away we really are in a lovely part of the country..... yes there are areas for improvement but I for one wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
The problem with living in this part of the World is that you don't appreciate what's right on your doorstep. Yes, Southend and surrounding areas have their problems but that's going to be the same for most other towns in the country. I've been to Yarmouth several times and as a seaside resort it's OK but IMO a little dated and behind the times (I'm being very polite here). For such a relatively small area to have several award-winning beaches, a theme park that's in Trip Advisor's top 10, the longest pleasure pier in the World and other attractions within easy reach, not to mention more rural areas a short drive away we really are in a lovely part of the country..... yes there are areas for improvement but I for one wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Russ13
  • Score: 46

2:05pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Russ13 wrote:
The problem with living in this part of the World is that you don't appreciate what's right on your doorstep.

Yes, Southend and surrounding areas have their problems but that's going to be the same for most other towns in the country.

I've been to Yarmouth several times and as a seaside resort it's OK but IMO a little dated and behind the times (I'm being very polite here).

For such a relatively small area to have several award-winning beaches, a theme park that's in Trip Advisor's top 10, the longest pleasure pier in the World and other attractions within easy reach, not to mention more rural areas a short drive away we really are in a lovely part of the country..... yes there are areas for improvement but I for one wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Yarmouth/Gorleston has way way better beaches and sand dunes than Southend when it gets down to it Ours are horrible with a dirty feel with Mud when the water goes out, Yarmouths/Norfolks are pure sand and real sea water(more shingly/pebbly up the coast), Yarmouths Front is Vast and Very Clean WITH Cheap PARKING all day AND FREE after 6, Gorleston next door is all free, ok go off the front into side roads etc and its a run down area(Yarmouth), even Clacton beats Southend with a well run pier,very clean well maintained, and soft sand plenty of well kitted out life guards AND FREE parking.! what have we got, traffic wardens everywhere and high parking charges up until 9pm and over flowing bins, dogs poo, boy racers, drunken fools and so on.
Our Pier is underused and unlit and we have to pay to go on it(been on many a way better pier for FREE, Adventure Island is Southends saving grace even if it was beaten by lesser things in the top 10 And behind a Place called Astro City amusements in the top end of the high street(above the old bank top floor).
[quote][p][bold]Russ13[/bold] wrote: The problem with living in this part of the World is that you don't appreciate what's right on your doorstep. Yes, Southend and surrounding areas have their problems but that's going to be the same for most other towns in the country. I've been to Yarmouth several times and as a seaside resort it's OK but IMO a little dated and behind the times (I'm being very polite here). For such a relatively small area to have several award-winning beaches, a theme park that's in Trip Advisor's top 10, the longest pleasure pier in the World and other attractions within easy reach, not to mention more rural areas a short drive away we really are in a lovely part of the country..... yes there are areas for improvement but I for one wouldn't want to live anywhere else.[/p][/quote]Yarmouth/Gorleston has way way better beaches and sand dunes than Southend when it gets down to it Ours are horrible with a dirty feel with Mud when the water goes out, Yarmouths/Norfolks are pure sand and real sea water(more shingly/pebbly up the coast), Yarmouths Front is Vast and Very Clean WITH Cheap PARKING all day AND FREE after 6, Gorleston next door is all free, ok go off the front into side roads etc and its a run down area(Yarmouth), even Clacton beats Southend with a well run pier,very clean well maintained, and soft sand plenty of well kitted out life guards AND FREE parking.! what have we got, traffic wardens everywhere and high parking charges up until 9pm and over flowing bins, dogs poo, boy racers, drunken fools and so on. Our Pier is underused and unlit and we have to pay to go on it(been on many a way better pier for FREE, Adventure Island is Southends saving grace even if it was beaten by lesser things in the top 10 And behind a Place called Astro City amusements in the top end of the high street(above the old bank top floor). Robin Reliant
  • Score: 4

2:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Audioman says...

Who in their right would want to stay in
Southend - dump- on sea very dirty smells
of fish and chips (ugh)drinks too dear
and after 6 in the evening eveything
closes up
Who in their right would want to stay in Southend - dump- on sea very dirty smells of fish and chips (ugh)drinks too dear and after 6 in the evening eveything closes up Audioman
  • Score: -10

3:11pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Russ13 says...

I can see I'm wasting my time here lol
I can see I'm wasting my time here lol Russ13
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

shoess3 says...

Southend is an Estuary town; Shoebury East beach is the only place truly on Sea in this part of Essex, the North Sea. Complaining about it being dirty (mud isn't dirty btw) is a bit nonsensical.

The point isn't whether or not people want to stay here, because they clearly do. Hotel chains wouldn't be opening up if they didn't! Yes, the town isn't perfect, but it's far nicer than inner London, which is where a lot of its visitors arrive from. Parking is pretty cheap compared to a lot of places and on the whole, there is a lot to do here.

Why do people living here moan and run the place down? I really don't understand as an outsider it's a really nice place. We have 7 miles of coastline in the borough, would you really want to live in some of the boring souless commuter suburbs around London? I'd swap most places in the South East for where we live.

However, I would love to see investment and it is starting to come. Businesses are especially starting to see the potential and choosing to start their restaurants, casinos and hotels here.

If you really hate it, sell your house and move somewhere else!
Southend is an Estuary town; Shoebury East beach is the only place truly on Sea in this part of Essex, the North Sea. Complaining about it being dirty (mud isn't dirty btw) is a bit nonsensical. The point isn't whether or not people want to stay here, because they clearly do. Hotel chains wouldn't be opening up if they didn't! Yes, the town isn't perfect, but it's far nicer than inner London, which is where a lot of its visitors arrive from. Parking is pretty cheap compared to a lot of places and on the whole, there is a lot to do here. Why do people living here moan and run the place down? I really don't understand as an outsider it's a really nice place. We have 7 miles of coastline in the borough, would you really want to live in some of the boring souless commuter suburbs around London? I'd swap most places in the South East for where we live. However, I would love to see investment and it is starting to come. Businesses are especially starting to see the potential and choosing to start their restaurants, casinos and hotels here. If you really hate it, sell your house and move somewhere else! shoess3
  • Score: 22

9:22pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

shoess3 wrote:
Southend is an Estuary town; Shoebury East beach is the only place truly on Sea in this part of Essex, the North Sea. Complaining about it being dirty (mud isn't dirty btw) is a bit nonsensical.

The point isn't whether or not people want to stay here, because they clearly do. Hotel chains wouldn't be opening up if they didn't! Yes, the town isn't perfect, but it's far nicer than inner London, which is where a lot of its visitors arrive from. Parking is pretty cheap compared to a lot of places and on the whole, there is a lot to do here.

Why do people living here moan and run the place down? I really don't understand as an outsider it's a really nice place. We have 7 miles of coastline in the borough, would you really want to live in some of the boring souless commuter suburbs around London? I'd swap most places in the South East for where we live.

However, I would love to see investment and it is starting to come. Businesses are especially starting to see the potential and choosing to start their restaurants, casinos and hotels here.

If you really hate it, sell your house and move somewhere else!
no not the mud thats a dirty feel, its just everything else, the 'sand' is a poor mix of everything with all crap thrown in, messy stinking bins, stained foorways, as i said people that stay here are not true holiday makers, most stopping over 1 or 2 nights and as you said yourself many are drunk, never said i was not happy here and that i hate it, yes we are lucky to live on the coast, what i am saying is there are far better beaches than Southend and that mass Holiday makers do not come here for a 7 day or 14 day holiday beachside holiday like they do further up the coast in suffolk and norfolk, its a day trippers area only, if there was a Park resort/caravan park it could be a differant matter of course, but theres not.
[quote][p][bold]shoess3[/bold] wrote: Southend is an Estuary town; Shoebury East beach is the only place truly on Sea in this part of Essex, the North Sea. Complaining about it being dirty (mud isn't dirty btw) is a bit nonsensical. The point isn't whether or not people want to stay here, because they clearly do. Hotel chains wouldn't be opening up if they didn't! Yes, the town isn't perfect, but it's far nicer than inner London, which is where a lot of its visitors arrive from. Parking is pretty cheap compared to a lot of places and on the whole, there is a lot to do here. Why do people living here moan and run the place down? I really don't understand as an outsider it's a really nice place. We have 7 miles of coastline in the borough, would you really want to live in some of the boring souless commuter suburbs around London? I'd swap most places in the South East for where we live. However, I would love to see investment and it is starting to come. Businesses are especially starting to see the potential and choosing to start their restaurants, casinos and hotels here. If you really hate it, sell your house and move somewhere else![/p][/quote]no not the mud thats a dirty feel, its just everything else, the 'sand' is a poor mix of everything with all crap thrown in, messy stinking bins, stained foorways, as i said people that stay here are not true holiday makers, most stopping over 1 or 2 nights and as you said yourself many are drunk, never said i was not happy here and that i hate it, yes we are lucky to live on the coast, what i am saying is there are far better beaches than Southend and that mass Holiday makers do not come here for a 7 day or 14 day holiday beachside holiday like they do further up the coast in suffolk and norfolk, its a day trippers area only, if there was a Park resort/caravan park it could be a differant matter of course, but theres not. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 6

9:33pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

John Right wrote:
I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..
Yeh, but you're a kn% b
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..[/p][/quote]Yeh, but you're a kn% b Maddogg
  • Score: -2

9:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

John Right says...

Maddogg wrote:
John Right wrote:
I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..
Yeh, but you're a kn% b
You'd certainly know one, given your history ?
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..[/p][/quote]Yeh, but you're a kn% b[/p][/quote]You'd certainly know one, given your history ? John Right
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Who would want to holiday in Southend? Fair enough if you want to swim in dirty water or get stabbed. But that is not my idea of luxury i'm afraid.
Who would want to holiday in Southend? Fair enough if you want to swim in dirty water or get stabbed. But that is not my idea of luxury i'm afraid. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 1

7:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

rodgdodge says...

Until we have some sort of very large lagoon (tidal, but with a retained amount of water for recreation) and an indoor ( water -park ( Phantaseas ( Ex Dartford)), along City beach.
The likely-hood of getting people to come for 7 days or more holidays ect, is low.
Apart from the cost of accommodation, having to spend vast amounts of money on keeping the kids amused and fed.
It becomes more likely folk , will still look abroad.
Until we have some sort of very large lagoon (tidal, but with a retained amount of water for recreation) and an indoor ( water -park ( Phantaseas ( Ex Dartford)), along City beach. The likely-hood of getting people to come for 7 days or more holidays ect, is low. Apart from the cost of accommodation, having to spend vast amounts of money on keeping the kids amused and fed. It becomes more likely folk , will still look abroad. rodgdodge
  • Score: 4

8:13am Sat 2 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to.
Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end.
Adventure Island.
The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around.
Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it.
Buy 6 donuts.
Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too.
Ride the Cliff Lift.
Watch the strippers in the Forresters.
Eat Battererd sausage and chips.
Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop.
Visit the glorious Kursaal.
See the art work on the burnt out buildings
Eat cockles.
Go up and down in the pier lift.
Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace.
See the derelict water feature in the gardens below.
Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope.
Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace.
Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around.
Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm.
Make sand castles.
See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier.
Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people.
Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys.
Have fun in Kids kingdom.
Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it).
Plenty to do and see.
a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to. Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end. Adventure Island. The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around. Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it. Buy 6 donuts. Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too. Ride the Cliff Lift. Watch the strippers in the Forresters. Eat Battererd sausage and chips. Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop. Visit the glorious Kursaal. See the art work on the burnt out buildings Eat cockles. Go up and down in the pier lift. Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace. See the derelict water feature in the gardens below. Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope. Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace. Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around. Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm. Make sand castles. See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier. Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people. Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys. Have fun in Kids kingdom. Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it). Plenty to do and see. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 4

11:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

jayman says...

high hotel prices = no customers
high hotel prices = no customers jayman
  • Score: 3

11:44am Sat 2 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

pembury53 wrote:
higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....
hasnt worked
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....[/p][/quote]hasnt worked CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 7

11:47am Sat 2 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Well wait until the 5 star hotel opens in Hartington Road, wont be able to keep people away. Just around the corner fron the pub that has nude women walking around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
Well wait until the 5 star hotel opens in Hartington Road, wont be able to keep people away. Just around the corner fron the pub that has nude women walking around!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 4

11:53am Sat 2 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

John Right wrote:
I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..
Maldives for us, as its been a bumper year so far, be rude not to have another holiday
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: I'm off to Venice for a break, mid August that seems reasonable..[/p][/quote]Maldives for us, as its been a bumper year so far, be rude not to have another holiday sesibollox
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Sat 2 Aug 14

OldSmokey says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Who would want to holiday in Southend? Fair enough if you want to swim in dirty water or get stabbed. But that is not my idea of luxury i'm afraid.
Perhaps you should move and take that person you call your wife, at Southend hospital, with you
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: Who would want to holiday in Southend? Fair enough if you want to swim in dirty water or get stabbed. But that is not my idea of luxury i'm afraid.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should move and take that person you call your wife, at Southend hospital, with you OldSmokey
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Sat 2 Aug 14

runwellian says...

pembury53 wrote:
higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....
I thought the riff raff were the residents, gosh I would have to be hard up going to Southend for a holiday, dirty, crime ridden dump.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....[/p][/quote]I thought the riff raff were the residents, gosh I would have to be hard up going to Southend for a holiday, dirty, crime ridden dump. runwellian
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Sat 2 Aug 14

runwellian says...

pembury53 wrote:
higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....
I thought the riff raff were the residents, gosh I would have to be hard up going to Southend for a holiday, dirty, crime ridden dump.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: higher prices are used to keep out the riff raff, southend probably needs to notch them up a bit more.....[/p][/quote]I thought the riff raff were the residents, gosh I would have to be hard up going to Southend for a holiday, dirty, crime ridden dump. runwellian
  • Score: -1

5:34pm Sat 2 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Blackpool is the place for seaside amusements anyway.
Blackpool is the place for seaside amusements anyway. jolllyboy
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gary 51 says...

Who wants to stay in Southend-on-Sea, since the 60s the town has gone down hill with the influx of Londoners and other migrants from other areas.
The council also has been instigators of the downfall of Southend with their building policy
Who wants to stay in Southend-on-Sea, since the 60s the town has gone down hill with the influx of Londoners and other migrants from other areas. The council also has been instigators of the downfall of Southend with their building policy gary 51
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Nebs says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to.
Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end.
Adventure Island.
The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around.
Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it.
Buy 6 donuts.
Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too.
Ride the Cliff Lift.
Watch the strippers in the Forresters.
Eat Battererd sausage and chips.
Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop.
Visit the glorious Kursaal.
See the art work on the burnt out buildings
Eat cockles.
Go up and down in the pier lift.
Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace.
See the derelict water feature in the gardens below.
Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope.
Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace.
Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around.
Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm.
Make sand castles.
See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier.
Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people.
Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys.
Have fun in Kids kingdom.
Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it).
Plenty to do and see.
Not everyone spends their holidays within a mile of their hotel, although those that do would probably find your list useful.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to. Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end. Adventure Island. The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around. Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it. Buy 6 donuts. Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too. Ride the Cliff Lift. Watch the strippers in the Forresters. Eat Battererd sausage and chips. Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop. Visit the glorious Kursaal. See the art work on the burnt out buildings Eat cockles. Go up and down in the pier lift. Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace. See the derelict water feature in the gardens below. Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope. Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace. Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around. Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm. Make sand castles. See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier. Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people. Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys. Have fun in Kids kingdom. Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it). Plenty to do and see.[/p][/quote]Not everyone spends their holidays within a mile of their hotel, although those that do would probably find your list useful. Nebs
  • Score: 0

12:26am Sun 3 Aug 14

heartbeat says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to.
Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end.
Adventure Island.
The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around.
Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it.
Buy 6 donuts.
Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too.
Ride the Cliff Lift.
Watch the strippers in the Forresters.
Eat Battererd sausage and chips.
Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop.
Visit the glorious Kursaal.
See the art work on the burnt out buildings
Eat cockles.
Go up and down in the pier lift.
Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace.
See the derelict water feature in the gardens below.
Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope.
Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace.
Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around.
Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm.
Make sand castles.
See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier.
Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people.
Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys.
Have fun in Kids kingdom.
Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it).
Plenty to do and see.
Made me laugh! A lot of this is spot on, thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: a tip for potential week or 2 week long Holiday makers, always choose a Hotel/Guest House that has free on site parking, otherwise its high end parking charges everyday until 9pm. which will increase you holiday spending money drastically, things to. Walk the pier every other day (At Cost)and find next to nothing at the end. Adventure Island. The Golden Mile with tattoed shirtless woman smoking roll-ups dragging 4 kids around. Bask in the water feature but don't let the kids drink it. Buy 6 donuts. Visit East Beach and cut your feet on the beach and in the water, maybe find some old metal objects that look like gins and ammunition, Take money for parking too. Ride the Cliff Lift. Watch the strippers in the Forresters. Eat Battererd sausage and chips. Browse the grey high street and go in a mobile phone unlocking shop. Visit the glorious Kursaal. See the art work on the burnt out buildings Eat cockles. Go up and down in the pier lift. Wonder at the drunks in the gardens around Royal terrace. See the derelict water feature in the gardens below. Rock n Roll on Sundays at The Hope. Relax in your Hotel pool and terrace. Listen to grey flannel wearing kids on noisy scooters riding around. Enjoy the fun of the slots...keep piling those pound coins in just to park your car right up till 9pm. Make sand castles. See the seafront lights after dark and the unworking lights along the pier. Watch the hovercraft go out every 30 mins rescuing people. Kick back with a cocktail or 2 in The Papilon,cornucopia or The Britannia, or some free potatoes on the bar at Smithys. Have fun in Kids kingdom. Take a power boat ride (thats if some kids ain't stopped it). Plenty to do and see.[/p][/quote]Made me laugh! A lot of this is spot on, thank you. heartbeat
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