A seaside resort is a town on the edge of a sea or ocean where people go to spend their holidays. Have you ever been on a seaside holiday in Britain? If so, you will probably have enjoyed playing with the sand on the beach
with your bucket and spade. But not all beaches consist of sand – some are made of ‘shingle’.
A sandy beach consists of loose grainy material, whereas a shingle beach consists of large smooth pebbles. A shingle beach is usually narrower and steeper, and is less likely to attract holidaymakers.