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British Kids All at Sea When it Comes to Location of UK's Seaside Resorts

Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Panorama. By Thomas Tolkien

A new survey by Travelodge has revealed that many British children are 'all at sea' when it comes to the location of the country's most popular seaside towns.

The research, which was obtained by quizzing 2,000 children between the ages of eight and 15, found that despite youngsters taking regular trips to coastal resorts they were clueless as to their actual location.

Some of the most worrying statistics suggested that 60% of kids didn't know where St Ives was, with 20% saying it was in the Caribbean, and 59% were unable to locate Scarborough with a fifth believing it was in the Mediterranean.

Over 50% also failed to identify the location of Skegness and Brighton. Even the bright lights of Blackpool proved hard to find with over a quarter not knowing it was located in the North West.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said:

"This research highlights that children are struggling to grasp the basic geography of Britain. In today's modern world, the ease of Sat Nav to get from home to a holiday destination has eliminated the geography element of the trip."

"In the past, parents would have highlighted the journey on a map and kept their children entertained in the car talking about the geography of their trip."

"English seaside resorts have a special place in our hearts, as they are where childhood memories are made. Therefore it's important for young travellers to learn the geography of their country, as it will stay with them forever."

Quiz: Can you identify Britain's seaside resorts on a map?

See if you can name all the resorts on the map below before clicking on the map pins to see if you are correct. Click on the list icon top left for full slit of answers.

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