Who needs Corfu when you"ve got Cleethorpes? Why the bracing British seaside is still the best place to be

Who needs Corfu when you"ve got Cleethorpes? Why the bracing British seaside is still the best place to be

Who needs Corfu when you”ve got Cleethorpes Why the bracing British seaside is still the best place to be

2:03 AM on 27th August 2011

Magical memories: Lesley Garner

Magical memories: Lesley Garner”s daughter Harriet (right) and friend Alice share a pair of water wings at Cull Bay in 1981

Harriet, sister Rachel and Alice enjoy a rare spot of sun

Harriet, sister Rachel and Alice enjoy a rare spot of sun

I was lucky enough to have two sets of grandparents who lived near the sea. One lot lived in Bridgend and the other were close to Cleethorpes (pictured)

I was lucky enough to have two sets of grandparents who lived near the sea. One lot lived in Bridgend and the other were close to Cleethorpes (pictured)

A holiday in our own country teaches us what no foreign holiday can do: it teaches us who we are in many ways (pictured: Margate Beach)

A holiday in our own country teaches us what no foreign holiday can do: it teaches us who we are in many ways (pictured: Margate Beach)