A trip to the British seaside just wouldn't be complete without a stick of rock to break your teeth on. Made from pulled sugar, rock took off in the 1800s, though there's serious debate about where lettered rock was first produced. Blackpool usually claims the honour, though nearby Morecambe has also been credited.
Didn't think 'beach' when you came to England? Me either! Surprise! Check out Brighton a cool artsy coastal town only about 1.5 hours away by train. If you are headed out there don't miss the Seven Sisters!