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Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?
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Old 19-07-2004, 12:14 PM
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Default Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?

An odd request...

I am looking after the nearest beach/coast/seasde trip i can make to take a 2 year old nephew from Birmingham. Probably by car. It would probably be a day trip too.
Any suggestions?
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Old 19-07-2004, 1:58 PM
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I think your nearest is either Weston super mare or good old Blackpool
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Old 19-07-2004, 3:49 PM
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Default Re: Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?

Southport will be closer than Blackpool though probably same distance as Weston. other options are north wales I guess, maybe shove some options in AA route planner, will also depend on where in Birmingham you are i.e. North or South
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Old 19-07-2004, 4:10 PM
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Default Re: Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?

Not a lot between them, Rhyl may have it on actual distance, Weston on basis comparative ease of M5 route.

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Old 19-07-2004, 8:37 PM
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Default Re: Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?

Many thanks for your responses. I think it will be Rhyl?
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Old 19-07-2004, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Closest seaside trip to Birmingham?

Rhyl is very nice in the summer. A little rundown, but in a victorian kind of way. ;D

There's the sea-life centre and the waterslide centre as well as the beach.

If you want to go a little further along the coast too Llandudno is also very nice for the beach, pier and nice little shops.

And of course, excellent for the ice-cream too (hmmm, visions of 2-year-old with sticky hands!) :-/
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