Seaside resorts are linear settlements that are found along the coastline by the sea.
Tourism is the main industry because people like visiting the seaside to:
Many seaside resorts in the UK developed during the Victorian period when people working in factories were given holidays and the building of the railways made it easy for them to travel to the coast. Popular seaside resorts include:
Most seaside resorts make their money in the summer season when the weather is nicer and children are off school. Many put on special events to encourage visitors to stay, such as: theatre variety performances, Victorian-themed weekends, music festivals and flower shows.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) also put lifeguards on beaches to help keep people safe by the sea.
Lots of seaside hotels close during the winter months because it is too: cold, dark and windy. Some resorts like Blackpool and Great Yarmouth have illumination shows though to try and keep visitors coming.
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