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UK Seaside Towns and Resorts

The history of seaside resorts in the United Kingdom dates back to the Victorian era, although their appeal was established at an earlier date.

The Georgians were the first to flock to the coast in significant numbers during the 18th century.

Previously scared away by the beach, medical science’s advancements drew the more affluent classes to the seaside, offering health-giving properties.

As visitors flocked away from spa resorts in ever greater numbers, a strange culture of bathing rituals emerged.