As summer winds to a close, most of us are trying to pack in as many beach days as possible! This video from Cheddar explains the relatively recent concept of a day of leisure at the seaside (in the western world anyway).
For many of us the beach is a much needed place to kick back, relax and get that perfect tan. But, for most of human history going to the beach for recreation was simply not a thing. In fact, it was often a terrifying endeavor. It was only in the mid 1800s when things began to change.
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