Visitors to the north-west of England may be keener to visit its beaches after several of them won awards for their excellent state of cleanliness.
People catching ferries from Dublin to Liverpool
might come to see many things in the region this summer, but if they go to Ferry Beach in Fleetwood, Jubilee beach in Cleveleys (both near Blackpool) or either the north or south beaches in Morecambe, they will enjoy a stretch of sand honoured in Keep Britain Tidy's Quality Coast Awards.
Morecambe and Blackpool are both historic sea resorts with plenty of entertainment for all the family.
Those heading north to Cumbria can also enjoy the similarly-awarded beaches at Haverigg, Seascale, Silecroft and St Bees.
Visitors enjoying the coast of Cumbria can also enjoy the western part of the Lake District, which includes England's deepest lake, Wastwater.
The Ravenglass to Eskdale narrow gauge railway is a popular family attraction in the area.
Posted by Mark Robinson