..crap towns in the UK.
Once a fairly standard seaside town, populated by fishermen and laid back surfers, with a busy summer period when families came to the area to hit the beach, Newquay has now been turned into a southern Blackpool or a British Ibiza.
“During the winter, the weather coming in off the Atlantic turns the town grey and the lack of tourists causes half the shops shut down. The jobs available, tedious at the best of times, disappear until the summer.
“And when the summer arrives, it gets worse. On hot days hung-over meatheads walk around topless in a competition to decide who uses the best steroids and the worst tattooist, hooting like apes at the occasional passing blonde. If it rains, the beaches evacuate and the tiny high street fills to bursting point.
“Parents try to keep their children entertained but as every other shop only sells ‘Newquay Lifeguard’ hoodies, they are fighting a losing battle. The odd couple of pensioners dodge fearfully through herds of school leavers who think the Inbetweeners movie is a documentary.”
A fair review.