We did the same thing a couple of years ago, to the same hotel in the same place - The Grand in Scarborough. I was convinced it was last year, but my own blog informs me otherwise. Time flies.
We had a wander along the beach, lunch in a cafe, and a bit of secret shopping, and the light was already starting to fade.
I love the winter morning light at the seaside.
A happy hour of eating, reading, staring at the sea, and then it started to rain, so we headed home.
Speaking of which, I've now done my last day in my old job, and I'm feeling an odd mix of relief, sadness and slight apprehension about the new one. Running away to the seaside made me forget all about work, and now I'm feeling properly festive and am pleased to report that I have no concrete plans whatsoever for the next few days, and no Christmas preparations left to do. I intend to spend most of Christmas sitting around by the tree with a good book.
Hope you have something equally cheerful planned!