"June had gone to the seaside with old Jolyon. He had carried her off to Broadstairs"
A Victorian day out at the seaside
Public DomainA Victorian day out at the seaside

Going to the seaside was a popular Victorian recreational summer activity. Different resorts catered to different social classes, and Broadstairs in Kent attracted more upper-middle class people.

Visitors would stay in comfortable hotels and eat and drink copiously. They could walk along the promenade or esplanade, and listen to a band play or watch a variety show.

Seaside towns built piers for mooring boats, and these became promenade venues. Some had dancing or amusement booths at which tourists were charmed into parting with their money.


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