Splendid Postcards of British Seaside Resorts in the 1960s

“There is no place like the beach... where the land meets the sea and the sea meats the sky”

Although nowadays many are flourishing again, the 1960s were almost the British seaside resorts’ last hurrah. Their decline began for the very same reason they became successful in the first place – relatively cheap and quick transport.

Suddenly foreign holiday destinations, in Greece and Southern Spain in particular became affordable and accessible. Initially it was the rise of the package holiday and subsequently the European low-cost airlines which made holidaying abroad actually cheaper than the home-grown alternative.

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Promenade and Pier, Deal

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Great Yarmouth – Oasis Tower Complex

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The Promenade, Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey

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Morecambe – Central Promenade and Clock Tower

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Sea Terminal, Douglas, Isle of Man

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Llandudno – Upper Mostyn Street

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Sea Palling, Norfolk

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Cleethorpes – Promenade and Pier

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The Promenade, Barmouth

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Seahorse Inn, Greatstone on Sea, Kent

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Rockley Sands Holiday Camp, Poole

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Boating Lake, Girvan

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Trevone Bay, Padstow, Cornwall

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Criccieth Beach, Wales

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Morecambe – Winter Gardens and Marine Road

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Walton on the Naze – Naze Cliffs

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Cayley Promenade, Rhos on Sea

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Southport – New Pier Entrance and Promenade

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway and Oddicombe Beach –

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Colwyn Bay Pier

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Butlins Barry Island – Chairlift and Sands

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The Promenade, Tywyn

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Weston super Mare

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St Annes on Sea – Promenade and Pier

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Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth 1960s

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West End Pier & Promenade, Morecambe

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Lowestoft Seafront showing beach, pier and miniature railway

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Morecambe Seafront

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Bognor Regis Pier and Seafront

Eastbourne Seafront & Mansion Hotel

Colwyn Bay seafront and pier

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Llandudno – Promenade

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Great Yarmouth – Britannia Pier

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Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth – Postmarked 1975

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Great Yarmouth – Anchor Gardens & Britannia Pier

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Ocean Beach Amusement Park, Rhyl

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Morecambe Seafront and Lido

These wonderful postcards are courtesy of Glen F on Flickr.