For a beach holiday along the western coast of the United Kingdom, head to the seaside city of Blackpool. Its golden sandy beaches and multitude of theme parks are sure to delight visitors of all ages.
One of the top things to do in Blackpool is to visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach – a historical amusement park renowned for its old-school rides, live performances and fast roller coasters. A short walk along the Promenade will take you to Sandcastle Waterpark, where a range of exciting water slides await you. Further down the coast, there’s a popular indoor entertainment centre, Coral Island, which offers arcade games, a casino as well as rides in a pirate-themed setting.
Add a bit of old-world charm to your Blackpool holiday by visiting the iconic Blackpool Tower. This late 19th-century landmark is home to an observation platform and a magnificent ballroom where you can waltz to the tunes of a Wurlitzer organ. A quick stroll towards the coast and you'll reach Blackpool Illuminations – a seasonal light show featuring artistic displays. For a relaxing time, head to Stanley Park which has gardens, a lake and a bandstand.
Blackpool’s Irish Sea coastline is a major attraction for holidaymakers. Divided into three sections, it features not just golden sandy beaches but several other places to visit too. At North Pier, you’ll find souvenir shops, bars and cafés while the South Pier has a Blue Flag beach and amusement arcades. The Central Pier features a massive Ferris wheel.