Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

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Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

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mercalia
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Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby mercalia » 26 Jun 2020, 1:39pm

Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

I just cant see the attraction of "going to the beach" if that means what the pictures we have been shown on the newspapers or websites. Crowded together, hot boiling sun and sand that burns your feet or retinas. The only good thing about the seaside is the sea breeze and clean air but not swiming in sewage

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Jun 2020, 1:53pm

As shown elsewhere, I live quite close to empty and clean beaches. So quite t regular visitor.
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby yakdiver » 26 Jun 2020, 1:57pm

Yeah fishing, but seeing the rabble in the papers and with this virus I will not be going anywhere
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Paulatic » 26 Jun 2020, 2:05pm

I do go to the beach if it’s deserted and has firm sand being landlocked all my days I can get great pleasure from sea air.
I would never go to a beach like the one pictured in Bournemouth and have to share in the detritus of all those people. I can only assume they all live somewhere really bad to subject themselves to that misery.
I lost sixpence in the sand on a Sunday school trip at Redcar as a child and I think took against that sort of thing ever since :)
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby rjb » 26 Jun 2020, 2:05pm

I'm about 25 miles from the Jurassic coast. I wont be going anywhere close until sept when the schools re-open. Even the out of the way beaches and the whole coastline will be heaving with all those folk who are on a staycation. Bad news for cyclists as I see sales of motorhomes and caravans have taken off so this is where the next shortage will occur and it will only get worse when caravan parks reopen too. If you think durdle door was busy wait until the caravan park at the top of the cliff reopens. :(
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Jun 2020, 2:17pm

Used to live near the beach, never went at busy times, a few days a year thousands of human lemmings gather there. They are from away, of course :wink:

Mind, the coast is like the Loch District, more than ten minutes walk from a car park one may find oneself quite alone :wink:
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Mick F » 26 Jun 2020, 2:20pm

Yes, we go to the beach, but NEVER any like the ones in the news.

All sorts of beaches, and I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone wants to lie on a beach with thousands of people around them.
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Jun 2020, 2:22pm

The pictures are taken with long lenses, there is lots of space really :wink:
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Syd » 26 Jun 2020, 2:37pm

My nearest beach is less than 30 metres from my front door so I guess I go more often than others.

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Jun 2020, 2:52pm

I've just heard that Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary, has announced the closure of the following beaches:

Bournemouth, Doncaster, Swindon and Coventry.
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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby mercalia » 26 Jun 2020, 4:32pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I've just heard that Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary, has announced the closure of the following beaches:

Bournemouth, Doncaster, Swindon and Coventry.


& also Ruislip London ( I bet you didnt know they had a beach)

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Lakelander » 26 Jun 2020, 5:30pm

Ow do,
I do not understand the concept of going to a beach to lie down all day in the sun.So called foreign beach holidays do not appeal either.Going miles just to lay in sand seems to be a wasted day to me.I will walk along quieter beaches when at the coast but I’m more of a mountain person.
The recent photos of Bournemouth are my kind of hell and it what I would imagine Benidorm to be like on any given summers day.

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby reohn2 » 26 Jun 2020, 7:04pm

Mick F wrote:Yes, we go to the beach, but NEVER any like the ones in the news.

All sorts of beaches, and I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone wants to lie on a beach with thousands of people around them.

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Bonefishblues » 26 Jun 2020, 7:30pm

mercalia wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I've just heard that Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary, has announced the closure of the following beaches:

Bournemouth, Doncaster, Swindon and Coventry.


& also Ruislip London ( I bet you didnt know they had a beach)

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Drove past the end of the road that leads to it many times. Never went down, for reasons unknown, but regretted now I don't work in that area.

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Re: Do You Ever Go To The Beach?

Postby Syd » 26 Jun 2020, 8:01pm

Lakelander wrote:Ow do,
I do not understand the concept of going to a beach to lie down all day in the sun.So called foreign beach holidays do not appeal either.Going miles just to lay in sand seems to be a wasted day to me.I will walk along quieter beaches when at the coast but I’m more of a mountain person.
The recent photos of Bournemouth are my kind of hell and it what I would imagine Benidorm to be like on any given summers day.

Despite living so close to one I don’t get the lying around on one all day either.

Happy to go for a walk along it and dip my toes in the water on a hot day then sit with a coffee before heading home.