Banksy, Britain's most famous street artist, on Friday confirmed what many had already suspected -- that he is indeed the author of a number of works that have appeared recently in British seaside towns.

Banksy's trademark rat reclines in style on a British seaside beach Banksy's trademark rat reclines in style on a British seaside beach Photo: AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

An Instagram video clip, just over three minutes long and entitled "A Great British Spraycation", shows the elusive artist taking a summer road trip in a beat-up camper van with cans of spray paint stashed in a cooler.

Banksy's latest creations play on familiar memes of a faded seaside holiday tradition Banksy's latest creations play on familiar memes of a faded seaside holiday tradition Photo: AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

In one work on the concrete sea-defence wall of a British beach, a rat lounges in a deckchair, sipping a cocktail.

A seagull swoops down on some outsized chips in a waste skip -- both common sights in modern day Britain A seagull swoops down on some outsized chips in a waste skip -- both common sights in modern day Britain Photo: AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

In another, sticking to the seaside theme, a mechanical claw dangles above a public bench -- as if anyone who sits there is about to be plucked up like a prize in an arcade game.

You wait all year for a Banksy, and then a load of them come along at once... Banksy plays to fond folk memories of faded glory You wait all year for a Banksy, and then a load of them come along at once... Banksy plays to fond folk memories of faded glory Photo: AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

Another shows a giant seagull swooping down to snatch some outsized chips -- French fries to US readers -- from a waste skip or dumpster.

Banksy ended speculation that artworks bearing his hallmarks which recently appeared in England are indeed his Banksy ended speculation that artworks bearing his hallmarks which recently appeared in England are indeed his Photo: AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

A fourth shows three children in a rickety boat. One looks ahead while another is busy bailing out water with a bucket.

Above them, appears the inscription: "We're all in the same boat."

On the roof of a bus shelter, a couple also dance to the tune of a flat-capped accordion player, in a black and white painting evoking the faded, down-at-heel feel of many of the country's once-prosperous seaside resorts.

In recent years, the Bristol artist, who cleverly maintains the mystery of his identity, has kept the attention of the contemporary art world with his social commentaries and causes -- migrants, opposition to Brexit, denunciation of Islamist radicals -- as well as stirring the excitement of the moneyed art markets.

Last March, a work honouring caregivers fetched a record 14.4 million pounds (about $20 million, 20 million euros).

The proceeds went to a hospital charity, Christie's auctioneers said at the time.