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Old May 29th 2008, 1:31 pm   #1
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can anyone recommend any nice beaches in the South East

We used to go to Dymchurch and St Marys Bay which we always enjoyed - dont know if its changed over the years ?

Going over in August and want to take my niece and nephews out so thought we might hit a beach - I know nothing can compare with the beautiful beachs here, Gandia is lovely but............
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can anyone recommend any nice beaches in the South East

We used to go to Dymchurch and St Marys Bay which we always enjoyed - dont know if its changed over the years ?

Going over in August and want to take my niece and nephews out so thought we might hit a beach - I know nothing can compare with the beautiful beachs here, Gandia is lovely but............
The Witterings are lovely, but then so is just about anywhere along the Dorset coast....


Some of my fave beaches in the area are on the Isle of Wight
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Yes I was about to suggest the Witterings for sheer quality of beachyness. Is it just the beach you are after or are facilities also important?
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The Witterings are lovely, but then so is just about anywhere along the Dorset coast....

but - If you watched the recent series of Waking the Dead you'll know that there is a prison phsychiatrist buried somewhere in the sand down at Witt .... its real you know

I love Witt, the sandy peninsula bit at least, but cannot cope with the firgging traffic every damn day the sun threatens to be out and everyone races down there. Try Bracklesham beach also - less people by far and its a nice little place with cafe's and what not.

Other than that .... Studland across from Bournmouth on the ferry - spectacular!
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Yes I was about to suggest the Witterings for sheer quality of beachyness. Is it just the beach you are after or are facilities also important?
just looking for a nice day out at the beach not too far a drive from Dartford, Kent - so the kids can all run around - will be 6 of them ranging from 12 down to 3 - not all mine, my son (12) and his 5 cousins
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just looking for a nice day out at the beach not too far a drive from Dartford, Kent - so the kids can all run around - will be 6 of them ranging from 12 down to 3 - not all mine, my son (12) and his 5 cousins
Thinks are still the same in Dymchurch and St. Mary's Bay, I was there at Christmas and the sand at LittleStone are just a good as they were back in the 70's. Have to go a long way to get a beach better than St. Mary's Bay. Amusement Park in Dymchurch will be the same for ever and a day
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I agree with Matt....the IOW has lovely beaches... and also some very nice beachside bars The Witterings is also a good place, nice private cove there not far from the Pontins holiday camp. Brighton is good though, I really like Brighton
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I agree with Matt....the IOW has lovely beaches... and also some very nice beachside bars The Witterings is also a good place, nice private cove there not far from the Pontins holiday camp. Brighton is good though, I really like Brighton
Hey Lionda i once visited a holiday camp on the IOW
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You should come and visit Blackpool beach, its glows green due to all the waste
from Sellafield and you can find every colour and type of condom known to man.
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Definately... do you swim there GG or do you find yourself just going through the `motions` ?
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Definately... do you swim there GG or do you find yourself just going through the `motions` ?
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and what have I done to get the `Sunday Name` ?? You did this with Samantha G a while back too!
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and what have I done to get the `Sunday Name` ?? You did this with Samantha G a while back too!
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Ahem, getting back to the subject under discussion........ Minnis Bay is lovely, a real family beach, there are cold water showers to get the sand off, beach huts if you can afford one, a grassy area looking over the beach so you can picnic in peace and play ball games, a good cafe/pub place overlooking the beach and reasonable public loos. You can buy essentials like ice creams but I didn't see any noisy amusements or yobbo's. When the tide goes out the sand is great, small enough to be intimate but with all the essentials. Just don't tell everyone about it........
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