Sunday, 5 July 2020

The Secret Seaside Escape Summer giveaway!

With summer now finally here, I thought it was about time I launched a 

SECRET SEASIDE ESCAPE GIVEAWAY 

We might not be able to kick up our heels at the coast, but a trip to fictional Wynmouth, on the Norfolk coast will keep us safe and satisfy those sandy beach cravings.



I have a few things up for grabs!

FIRST TWO OUT OF THE HAT EACH WIN - 

A signed paperback copy of THE SECRET SEASIDE ESCAPE along with a BOOKMARK and #SWAINETTE coaster

FOUR RUNNERS UP EACH WIN -

A SECRET SEASIDE ESCAPE BOOKMARK

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow the blog and in the comments below tell me your favourite seaside destination. Also, and this is EXTREMELY important, make sure you leave a Twitter handle, full name or some other way for me to contact you so if your name is pulled out of the hat, I can get in touch!

The competition runs until midnight on July 19th and winners will be announced shortly after.

UK only I'm afraid.

Good luck everyone!

H x






122 comments:

  1. My favourite seaside destination is shanklin beach the isle of Wight have been many times such a beautiful spot on a beautiful island

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  2. Fab blog, followed :-) I think Skegness will always be a special place for me as it reminds me of the all the holiday's I would have as a child.My twitter is @bookwormcheryl1

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  3. We love Weymouth - a fantastic beach and lots of places to walk and visit! Love visits to the Seaside!

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  4. My favourite beach destination has to be mumbles in Swansea South Wales.
    @jenni1084 (Twitter)
    Jenny Francis (Facebook)

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  5. Would have to be the east coast - Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay.
    @liz_gent

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  6. My favourite sea side is Great Yarmouth because there is lots to do with the kids. Also there is good reading spots.
    emma.cards@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. Favourite seaside destination would be Barmouth, Gwynedd. �������� @kumari01

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  8. I’m on holiday every day; in picturesque Brixham Bay. @CazGreenham

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  9. My fave holiday destination is port Isaac Cornwall x

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  10. My favourite seaside destination is Herne Bay- because that’s where the rest of my family live. The beach may be pebbles, but the ice cream and fish&chips are always fresh.
    emmaclaire.leonard@googlemail.com

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  11. Sandyhills on the Solway Firth is my favourite seaside place. Beautiful quiet unspoilt sandy beach that had sand so deep it used to make me so tired to walk on that my dad had to pick me up and carry me! I still go back there and its still magical to me! @Librarywitch

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  12. My absolutely favourite is Great Yarmouth which is weird as I live not that far from Southend lol. Staceyb14 (Instagram) - staceyhelenb@gmail.com

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  13. I live in devon, we quite often go to exmouth beach for a day out.
    Not sure about Twitter but my email is kurdy87@gmail.com.

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  14. Holkham Bay, beautiful beach and big skies. Bren Tuttle (facebook)

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  15. My favourite seaside destination is shanklin in the Isle of Wight because I spent most of my childhood there and it always brings back happy memories :)
    My email is: nicolewatkins9@yahoo.co.uk

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  16. I love the beach at Devon cliffs but in all honesty any beach is my favourite as I could think of any better place to be. The sea breeze, the sand, the se and the sea gulls ducking, diving and shouting in the wind. To me being at the coast is pure perfection....
    I can be found on facebook by the name lianne Thorpe or Instagram little_missy07

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  17. I like Pembrey Sands in Wales lovely beach. Sorry don't do Twitter but on Facebook and Insthram @sarahgittens

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  18. Scarborough, my dad took us every year when we were children and he loved it too, one of the last places he visited before he passed away x

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      Sorry I forgot this bit, mine is the Scarborough one, about my dad

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  19. Teignmouth / Shaldon in Devon. We were very lucky and went there as children every year. Can still picture my sister and I picking up shells on the beach as if they were gold dust - happy days, happy memories xx

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  20. My favourite seaside destination is St Mary's Bay in Kent where I am lucky enough to live just a stone throw away from the beach xx

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  21. We love Formby beach, beautiful sand dunes and it is such a lovely place for a beach day. @redrosemummy on Twitter.

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  22. We go to Portrush Beach Northern Ireland. Its a huge stretch of beautiful beach. Kids love it!
    @jessicasbookbiz

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  23. Michelle Hopkins I love the Yorkshire coast beautiful beach with stunning cliff top views. My email is hopkinsmichelle408@gmail.com

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  24. I have two favourite seaside destinations. I live in Norfolk, my favourite local beach is Thornham, it's a peaceful beach, lovely long walks. My favourite holiday beach is Padstow in Cornwall. A beautiful place, with a wonderful bookshop and crystal blue sea. I can be found on facebook Emma jane Lambert. Thank you

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  25. My favourite beach is Wells next the sea in Norfolk such lovely memories of going there a lot growing up.
    My twitter is @bookwormconfess and my Instagram is @confessionsofabookworm_blog

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  26. I'd have to say Readymoney Cove in Fowey, Cornwall. It has wonderful memories of my honeymoon and it is the inspiration for one of my favourite books of all time 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier. I cannot wait to revisit it (along with their outstanding bookshop and cream teas - the dream)!

    My Twitter is @Finnskimusic

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  27. Sealane cafe in worthing is a beautiful beach go there a lot in the summer obviously not at the moment

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  28. @bradwellcm I love Saltburn by the Sea. Lovely sandy beach, multi coloured beach huts and a tram down the cliffs to the beach.

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  29. Any beach is a good beach but Brancaster was the first place that my toddler visited so that is top at the moment. Rachel Chavez.

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  30. My favorite seaside escape will be Weymouth in Dorset. It is my favorite place to escape the reality and relax my mind and spirit especially after all the stress that we had in this pandemic, working as a nurse in the intensive care unit. I love trying fresh fishermen's catch and reading a good book in the shore.

    Angelli Joyce Santiago
    angelli.joyce1008@gmail.com
    Twitter: gellijoycep

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  31. Either West Bay or Lyme Regis! Beautiful local beaches that I adore! I don’t have Twitter, but my Instagram is: @shereads.x

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  32. My absolute favourite is Sidmouth in Devon. We went there every year and still certain smells make me think of it. Also whitby for bracing winds and perfect chips!
    I’m @glitterloo

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  33. My favourite seaside destination is Cornwall. Always went there as a child growing up with my family, enjoying the coastal treats and eating plenty of Cornish pasties along the way!

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  34. Oh gosh, my favourite has to be Devon Beach simply because when I got married in 2015 for various reasons and unexpected reasons my new husband couldn’t come with me and our 20month old. It was sad but it was also wonderful because it was her first time on a beach, first proper ice cream and she loved every moment and laughed the entire week. We loved our time and made the best of the situation.
    We are going back on 18th July this year with husband this time!!! 5 yr anniversary
    Instagram: nimlnim Nim watson

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  35. Marble beaches in Sri Lanka..💖💖 You can't get enough with them..☺☺
    Twitter - @Abirami_RK

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  36. I've only ever been to Blackpool and would not choose that as a holiday destination. I really want to go to Cornwall or Devon. So, if I can't choose Wynmouth, I'll choose Cornwall. Xxx

    @tishylou

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  37. Ilfracombe North Devon, love the little beach in the harbour ❤️ My happy place ��
    Facebook Dee O’Donnell or daughters twitter - @kylietvd

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  38. Eastbourne ............lovely beach,fab place to visit ❤️

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  39. I am lucky enough to live in a seaside town but my favourite is Lyme Regis with Hope Cove coming a close second

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  40. I've spent many summer days in Scarborough so that holds a lot of memories but Whitby is a lovely plave to visit
    @HelenMcIntyre_x (twitter)

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  41. There’s so many there amazing beaches around the UK it’s hard to choose one. I have great memories of Sidmouth Folk Festival from when I was a little girl. We would go to Devon for two weeks with my dad and grandparents and always at festival time, there was a year we sat watching Stomp at the festival and remember they got us up with wooden spoons to hit. I need to go back sometime. My email is themuffingirluk@gmail.com good luck everyone, what a great prize xx

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  42. Southwold is my favourite seaside escape.
    Caroline Cannell- Facebook

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  43. I love Amble & surrounding area

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  44. My favourite seaside destination is Blackpool 🙂 I love the atmosphere and I have lots of happy memories from my time spent there. And not forgetting the famous Blackpool Tower! I love it ❤️ Thank you so much for the chance, Heidi 😘🤗 xxxx @angel_s_lizziee

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  45. I love anywhere in Cornwall but my 2 favourites would be Padstow and St Ives xx Instagram is Tinaw83.

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  46. My favorite seaside destination is Bridlington. Thank you for the chance :) @kayleighw851 Kayleigh louise Brown-Facebook

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  47. Fav seaside destination is llandudno in North Wales would love this prize i adored this book my twitter is @mrsD44

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  48. My favourite place is Hunstanton, love to go for a walk there and then go to the fish and chip shop on the green mmmm.....

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  49. My favourite beach eeeek so many to choose from... My favourite beach for sentimental reasons would have to be Lee- On-The - Solent where my now husband proposed to me �� Instagram name is @ginoffeebygenre

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  50. My favourite seaside destination is Lyme Regis. Twitter name bunty_and_her_magical_books infamy.infamy@virgin.net

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  51. This year my favourite beach is Wynmouth, because it doesn’t seem to have the anti social behaviour we are experiencing in Dorset. Normally, it would be Studland, West Bay in Dorset, Gurnard, or Totland on the Isle of Wight.

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  52. My favourite seaside destination has to be Paignton in Devon. I love that part of the world. It’s so relaxing. I would love the chance to win a signed book and book mark. It’s such a lovely prize. My Twitter name is @Elle_Philpott

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  53. This year my favourite beach is Wynmouth, because it doesn’t seem to have the anti social behaviour we are experiencing in Dorset. Normally, it would be Studland, West Bay in Dorset, Gurnard, or Totland on the Isle of Wight.

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  54. Pretty much anywhere in Cornwall but recently I've also grown to love the Dorset coast, especially the Chesil beach area.
    @janesgrapevine on Twitter

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  55. My husband and I love to stay at a beach hut by Dunster Beach with our three dogs and just chill.

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  56. My favourite seaside destination in the UK is Whitby but also from my home country (Uruguay) I love Colonia is so beautiful there. My IG: is @bookswithvicky

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  57. My favourite seaside destination is Woolacombe. Full of childhood memories. Lazy sunny days in the beach hut and on the beach building sandcastles, jumping through waves and eating Cornish pasties freshly made and just an extra sprinkle of sand and sun cream haha. Airbeds with retro 60’s and just being with my mum and dad. Bliss :)

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  58. My favourite place is Elie in fife in Scotland. Love your books and thanks for the giveaway. Twitter and Instagram sslovesbooks

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  59. We recently went on an amazing little getaway to Great Yarmouth so that's definitely top of my list at the moment.
    Instagram: violabookstagram

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  60. My favourite has to be Shaldon in Devon. I spent many a happy weekend there when I was younger with my grandparents. I used to love going through the tunnel to Smuggler's cove and hopping on the ferry to Teignmouth. Great memories! My IG is @loopylarner

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  61. I love Cornwall very much, picturesque Clovelly is absolutely stunning and one of my favourite places there @h_major81
    Contact me at booksofimagination@outlook.com

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  62. lisstickford@hotmail.com

    I love Mundesley in Norfolk where I have a chalet, the beach is often almost empty, perfect for long walks and fossicking. I’m also a fan of Winterton where we used to take the children when they were younger, another gorgeous beach and those stunning dunes full of wildlife.

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  63. It's got to be Bournemouth for me so many happy family times. Spent a lot of holidays in Norfolk as a child.

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  64. Love our local Seaside resort of Troon have so many good memories of here from my childhood many happy days spent here. Good luck everyone 🍀

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  65. @Sian38356427

    Hello Heidi!

    For me it has to Caswell Bay which is on the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. We used to go here for school trips as a children and we loved it! Good luck everyone!

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  66. Definitely Weymouth. Happy happy memories of going as a family and now go with husband and dog !!
    Alison Whitburn
    Whitburn4@aol.com

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  67. For me it has to be Foley, lovely beach & beautiful scenery
    Samantha luke (facebook)

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  68. Woolacombe has a piece of my heart! It's my favourite place for a family holiday and a spot of surfing! My Instagram is @littlemissbookworm__

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  69. Hi Heidi.
    Such an exciting giveaway!!!
    But... I don't know how to follow a blog (I'm a bit of a Luddite).
    My fave seaside destination is Aberystwyth in mid Wales. Wonderful holidays with mum and dad growing up. They have both passed away now, so I'm thinking of moving there permanently!
    Twitterland handle: black country book girl

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  70. Cromer, which is what the picture looks like ❤️. I got engaged there! Apologies I don't have twitter!

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  71. Favourite seaside destination Portmeirion in North Wales.
    Teresa
    @in_willowland

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  72. My favourite seaside destination is Hornsea in Humberside/East Yorkshire, whatever they call it these days! I've been going there for as long as I can remember (I'm 49) & have many happy memories of family holidays there. My twitter is @RioRoth

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  73. My favourite seaside destination is Felixstowe. Me and my boyfriend had our first date there. We have been going there most weekends ever since, parking at languard Fort, watching the world go by. We now take our 7 month old daughter, who loves it as much as we do. Infact, we took her there today! My twitter @mblouissayah

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  74. Have to say it's hard to choose favourite as have two in West Wales I love. That's Tenby and Newquay both not highly comercialised. I am looking forward to visiting both later this year. Tanya Phillips @tanyainwales

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  75. My favourite seaside destination has to be Sandsend near Whitby....love the coastline and collecting shells and pebbles...pure heaven ❤ @KazzaRambo64

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  76. When I was little I spent every summer with my great aunt in Cleethorpes. Such fond memories, playing on the beach and my aunt making fresh fish and chips with fish from Grimsby. @ladylock007

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  77. Mine has got to be Cornwall....it’s just beautiful!!! My Instagram is @sams_bookshelf_x

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  78. Devon oh I love it, used to go a lot as a child in our camper van. Thanks for you chance.

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  79. What a great prize. I love Whitby for its atmosphere and bookshop. @kakenzie101 on Twitter

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  80. Hello Flower, My favorite seaside destination would have to be Mevagissey in Cornwall. Not a sandy beach but a beautiful harbour full of brightly painted fishing boats and pretty cottages. I love to sit on the benches just above the town and take in the sights sound and smells. Summertime is full of laughter and chatter and in he winter the seagulls cries are carried on the wind. My perfect seaside escape. Twitter @SueBaker60 facebook Susan Baker

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  81. I am a Huge Fan of Cornwall, where you are spoilt for choice with so many lovely Beaches. Perranporth is great for Families, Senan Cove is Beautiful, but the Hill is a killer xx

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  82. For me it has to be Swanage in Dorset.... My parents took us as children on holiday and now I take mine along with my Mum still.
    I asked my Daughter what she loved about Swanage and her reply was “ it’s like my 2nd home, I feel happy as soon as arrive and it has a great vibe” it doesn’t seem to change much really which I ��.
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  83. I have 2 favourite destinations. The first being Great Yarmouth as we have been going there every year for about 20 years. Its our home from home . The 2nd is Saunton Sands in Devon as my partner is from Devon and that's his favourite beach , we love just sitting there watching the sea abnd relaxing.

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  84. I love Swanage, we've had some lovely holidays and ice creams there.@ottery77

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  85. Seasalter. Just me & my boys with an ice lolly from the shop. Heaven
    (@marylewiswriter just incase you don't know how to get hold of me xx)

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  86. We sent every year in East Runton and Cromer in a tent - very happy memories of these days. I don't have Twitter but I am on Facebook (Sally Heath) or Insta (litbd) x

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  87. Love Paignton and Torquay very happy memories
    triciahumm44@gmail.com

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  88. Axmouth end of Seaton Beach in Devon. It's beautiful and there is always something interesting the tide has washed up from jellyfish, cuttle fish, trout to seaweed etc.

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  89. My earlier post seems to have gone awol! My happy place is West Mersea beach on Mersea Island in Essex.

    Tracy.cottis@icloud.com

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  90. Babbacombe near Torbay. Spent some lovely days there with My granda then my husband son

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  91. Great Yarmouth
    @lauracomper on twitter

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  92. My favourite holiday destination is the Isle of Wight 😍😎

    Marie @what_worley_reads (Instagram)

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  93. My favourite place would have to be Weymouth. Me and my family spent every summer there since I was born and it holds such a special place in my heart ��☀️

    Instagram: @rebeccalfisher94

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  95. Without a doubt it is Clacton-on-Sea. My first taste of Essex, which is now home. I know that Clare Marchant (Mummy) will disagree and say Sheringham, of course!

    @DaddyDoink

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  96. For me it's always going to be Lyme Regis. My grandparents always took my mum and her brother there and then they started taking me and my brother. They have the best fish and chops, lovely little cafes and shops, the beach has a path the whole way round the edge so its perfect for me to get about in my chair. It's the first place I want to go after shielding :)

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  97. My favourite has to be Filey. As a child we spent our holiday there every year, in a little cottage over the road from the sea. Still some of my most fondest memories 💛

    @GemmaWiles (Twitter)

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  98. Weymouth, love going yo visit for the day, great family day out

    @sammypea76 on Twitter

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  99. Eastbourne, spent a lot of time here as a child with my grandparents, swimming in the sea, building sandcastles & having ice creams! These were the best moments of my childhood.

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  100. Eastbourne, spent a lot of time here as a child with my grandparents, swimming in the sea, building sandcastles & having ice creams! These were the best moments of my childhood.

    @welshdaisy Twitter

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  101. Wait! Sat on my phone! Sorry! My favourite seaside holiday spot is St Ives or Borth - I seemed to spend my best childhood moments in these places! My Twitter is @Gracemolly but I’m Grace Taylor :) x

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  102. My favourite coastal destination would have to be Wells. Being a Norfolk girl it's my fave beach. My mum moved to Scotland in the summer of 2019 so Lybster beach would be my joint 1st with Wells, both mean a lot to me! My twitter handle is @ccourtney_x
    Good luck everyone 😊

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  103. My favourite beach has to be Woolacombe in Devon, it has something for everyone, including dogs

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  104. My favourite beach has to be Exmouth beach. The start of the jurassic coast. It was my childhood home with so many good memories and throughout my teens and early twentys. Many friendships, much laughter and a fair share of heart breaks. And, you can get the best clotted cream on your ice cream at the indoor market. Mmm..worth a visit for that alone.

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  105. As I am from country which doesn’t have sea and therefore seasides. But i will never forget when i first came to UK and i saw beach in Brighton city. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but i loved every second of being there. I used to come down to beach every day, read books and take it all in that i am finally here in UK the country i always dreamed to live in. I may be born Slovakian girl but i am British in heart :)
    I love your books Heidi, especially Wynbridge series. Currently I live in Peterborough and I really really wish Wynbridge would be real and I could live there!
    Thank you
    Ulrika Schlagerova

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  106. My favourite seaside place for is Hemsby in Norfolk. My mum and stepdad used to take me when I was younger and now me my husband and children go there. We try to go once a year.
    Twitter mulcahy_kerry

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  107. My favourite seaside location is Brighton, it's local to me and I have many happy memories there throughout my life, the memories are what really make it special. My Instagram is @lady_leeek

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  108. My favourite seaside destination....Tenby, West Wales...absolutely love it there :) and uts pretty close to home for me so can pop there whenever I need to recharge! @laura_mason23 (on twitter)
    Your books are awesome!

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    1. Close to my home too is tenby, I'm only a 20 min drive away from tenby 🙂

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  109. My favourite seaside location would be Paignton, reminds me of summer holidays with my Mum and Dad when I was young, the red sand always fascinated me @alihalfpint on twitter

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  110. Has got to be Whitby, without a doubt! Went there once and would love to go back. Twitter is @kaishajayneh

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  111. We were supposed to be at Kessingland last week but live in the Leicester suburbs so we're unable to go but love Lowestoft and Southwold. @rhiadavies

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  113. I'd love to win this book Mark, I've been reading more durining lockdown. And havent been able to see my best friend as much, and shes had a baby girl. Id love to give the spare one to her x you'll find me on twitter on @welshchickjenna

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  114. Mine would be St Helens on the Isle of Wight, which is where I am heading to celebrate my birthday this year. I have actually managed to save The Secret Seaside Escape to take with me which has taken lots of willpower.
    Instagram @angerheadj

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