What does the British seaside mean to you? Whatever feelings it stirs, you can't deny that our traditional coastal towns are a big part of what makes Britain British. They're the places where childhood memories are made and senses are heightened: salty fish and chips wrapped in newspaper; drizzly days huddled in a beach hut playing endless games of cards; colourful illuminations on the seafront; strolls along the pier; endless arcades, sweet sticks of rock and silly kiss-me-quick-hats; the bitter cold sea that bites at your ankles when you dare to take a dip: the British seaside means something to everyone.
So we're here to celebrate this national institution with a little picture quiz. So if you think you know Britain's seaside towns like the back of your hand, put your knowledge to the test below.
Banned! Saucy seaside postcards from the past
Is this Britain's best seaside hotel?
Now see how many British seaside piers you can name!