Life's a Beach: How Brits Are Rediscovering the Joys of the Seaside

Margate has had more visitors this summer than since the 1970s, when package holidays to Europe took off
Margate has had more visitors this summer than since the 1970s, when package holidays to Europe took off | © Chanel Irvine / Culture Trip
Photo of Josephine Platt
Global Travel Writer26 August 2020

With travel so restricted in summer 2020, Brits have been enjoying the delights of the beaches that are on their doorstep. And with amusement arcades, fish and chips and ice-cream parlours aplenty, you don’t get more quintessentially British than Margate. Photographer Chanel Irvine set out to capture the traditional charm of the seaside resort.

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