Seaside 'essentials' such as buckets and spades & ice cream cost 60 per cent more in some staycation resorts05/29/2021
SEASIDE “essentials” cost 60 per cent more in some staycation resorts.
The basics include buckets and spades, ice cream, fish and chips and a pint.
A report found Whitstable in Kent is cheapest to buy them with a total of £15.61 — while Salcombe in Devon is the dearest, totting up to £24.95.
Vouchercodes.co.uk looked at the cost of the seaside toys, a regular portion of cod & chips, a scoop of ice cream in a cone and a draught pint at shops and pubs in 20 of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations.
For those wanting a short walking distance from the beach to the pub, Whitstable and Weymouth in Dorset are the best of those surveyed at just 79ft.
Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, is the furthest trek out of the 20 with a thirsty 0.7 mile walk.
Anita Naik, from Vouchercodes, said uncertainty around travelling abroad on holiday this summer remained because of Covid restrictions.
She said the aim of their survey was to find out which shops selling the popular seaside items in the UK offered the best value for money.
She added: “While prices in each location may vary depending on which shop you visit, from those analysed it is clear there are differences around the country so you may want to do your research before heading to the coast.”
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