A great story reported in the BBC from Newquay, Cornwall – as the UK’s premier tourist beach resort, Newquay has long attracted surfers and the classic British stripy windbreak, however over the last 15 years or so this has made way for the ‘stag and hen-do brigade’ … and this has now culminated in the out and out ban of the ‘mankini’.
It’s common for a youngster growing up in Newquay to complain about the council or the lifeguards or the police (or anyone who didn’t like surfing really) about how uncool and out of touch they were with the kids! Now maybe we’re just getting old, but this has to be a good thing, doesn’t it?
Mankinis are a truly revolting sight to see and we don’t think anyone needs that in their lives!
Newquay town council says the ban is to shed the image of the town being a stag and hen haven – we think they have a long way to go on that road before they achieve that, but it’s a start.