The ten best seaside spots in the UK for your next stay
A SMALL Northumberland village has been crowned Britain’s best seaside town in a public vote.
Bamburgh topped the charts with an overall score of 87 percent in a survey that rated each destination’s beaches, value for money, food and drink, and tourist attractions.
The which? The study’s top ten also included tourist destinations such as Llandudno, St Andrews, Dartmouth and Tenby.
Surprisingly, Cornwall missed out on the top 10, with the highest entry being tourist hotspot St Mawes at number 15.
Here are the full top ten UK seaside towns and villages, based on a survey of over 4,000 people. members.
1. Bamburgh, Northumberland
Bamburgh was once the royal capital of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria.
Bamburgh Castle is a popular tourist attraction that has stood 150 feet above the shore for over 1,400 years.
2. Llandudno, Conwy
Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales and its famous pier offers rides, arcades, shops and restaurants.
Each May bank holiday weekend, Llandudno hosts a three day Victorian carnival with period rides.
3. St Andrews, Fife
Located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, St. Andrews is famous for its architecture and monuments.
Tourists can visit St. Andrews Botanic Garden with over 8,000 species of native and exotic plants.
4. Dartmouth, Devon
Dartmouth is a quaint town famous for its many independent boutiques and fine restaurants.
A popular choice for adrenaline seekers, Devon is one of the best places for rock climbing, horseback riding and white water rafting.
5. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Tenby has been a must-visit destination for over 200 years.
The city is steeped in ancient history and offers attractions such as wildlife parks, golf courses and hiking trails that offer unbeatable coastal views.
6. St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Reputed to be the smallest town in Great Britain, St. Davids is situated on the west coast of Wales.
Boat trips are available to wild offshore islands where animal lovers can catch a glimpse of puffins, dolphins and whales.
7. Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Aldeburgh is known for its fantastic gastronomic offer, with many restaurants serving fish caught on the shingle beaches.
The town is a former Tudor port and its shipbuilders were responsible for many famous ships such as Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind.
8. Filey, North Yorkshire
With its long stretch of golden sands and scenic views, Filey in North Yorkshire has become a popular tourist destination.
Quieter than other nearby coastal towns, Filey is the perfect place to get away from city life.
9. Conwy, Conwy
Located on the north coast of Wales, Conwy is a World Heritage town with its imposing 13th-century castle and walls.
Conwy Town is also home to Britain’s smallest house, a popular photo opportunity for tourists.
10.Lyme Regis, Dorset
Located on the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is home to the annual Fossil Festival.
The city is the richest source of fossil marine reptiles, fish and insects anywhere in the world.
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