I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside is a popular British song written by John A. Glover-Kind in 1907. It was first used in the eighteenth series episode, Thomas the Quarry Engine. Toad later sings the song in the nineteenth series episode, Toad and the Whale. It was later heard instrumentally in the 4D attraction, Bubbling Boilers on Mr. Bubbles' machine.


Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh! I do like to be beside the sea!
Oh! I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh! I do like to be beside the sea
When I'm down beside the sea
I'm beside myself with glee
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!


Series 18 version

Series 19 version

Voice Cast

Series 18 Version



Series 19 Version


  • Steven Kynman as Duck
  • Joe Mills as Oliver and Toad


  • In Rebecca's Meet the Steam Team video, she and Gordon sing a parody of this song called "It's Lovely to Pull the Great Express Train".
  • This is the only song sung by Ben Small and Martin Sherman as the voice of Thomas overall.


Season 18 version

Season 19 version


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