4 Yorkshire Beaches Named In The UK’s Top 20

Us Yorkshire folk are proud of our beautiful coastline. We have some of the best beaches in the world with priceless views. From Hornsea up to Whitby, there are some attractive stretches of beach that have tourists flocking to visit every summer. Some of the Best Yorkshire Beaches for 2021 have been voted in the best beaches in the UK.

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In a survey done by Sky Ocean Rescue and WWF four Yorkshire Coast beaches featured in the top 20 in the UK – which is a fair amount. The highest-ranking beach was Whitby that placed at number five, beaten by three beaches on the south coast Bournemouth, St Ives, Bude and Blackpool.

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The three other beaches to be featured in the list where Filey in 10th, Scarborough in 15th and Robin Hood’s Bay in 18th. How proud do these beaches make you feel to be Yorkshire? We truly do have some of the most spectacular beaches.

2,000 people took part in the survey by WWWF-UK in partnership with Sky Ocean Rescue. Sarah Young, head of marine policy at WWF-UK, said: “While we wait for travel restrictions to be lifted, there are a number of things we can be doing at home to protect our beautiful coastlines and ensure staycations can be enjoyed for years to come.

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“Over the months ahead, Sky Ocean Rescue and WWF will be setting out the actions that we can take as individuals to become ocean heroes, while also encouraging stronger leadership from the UK Government to support vital ocean recovery that’s so urgently needed.”

According to The Sun, the study also found that half of the people that were polled love the beach because it makes them feel free, and helps them to clear their head and escape everyday life.

The beach and nature itself have a real ability to help us stay grounded and after a year in lockdown, we think all of us need to experience nature as much as possible. If you’re interested in finding out about the lesser-known beaches in Yorkshire, check out our list of secret and secluded beaches along the Yorkshire coast.

See the full list below:

  1. Bournemouth, Dorset
  2. St Ives, Cornwall
  3. Bude, Cornwall
  4. Blackpool Beach
  5. Whitby, Yorkshire
  6. Brighton, Sussex
  7. Newquay, Cornwall
  8. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
  9. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  10. Filey, North Yorkshire
  11. Woolacombe, Devon
  12. Weymouth, Dorset
  13. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  14. Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
  15. Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  16. Barmouth, Gwynedd
  17. Llandudno, Conwy County Borough
  18. Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
  19. Shanklin, the Isle of Wight
  20. Exmouth, Devon
  21. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  22. Broadstairs, Kent
  23. Dawlish, Devon
  24. Polzeath, Cornwall
  25. Watergate Bay, Cornwall
  26. Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire
  27. Crosby, Merseyside
  28. Sandbanks beach, Dorset
  29. Torquay, Devon
  30. Eastbourne, East Sussex
  31. Skegness, Lincolnshire
  32. Camber Sands, East Sussex
  33. Ilfracombe, Devon
  34. Paignton, Devon
  35. Southwold, Suffolk
  36. Southend on Sea, Essex
  37. Whitstable, Kent
  38. Lochinver, Scotland
  39. Margate, Kent
  40. Salcombe, Devon
  41. Pittenweem, Fife
  42. Porthmadog, Gwynedd
  43. Portree (Skye), Inner Hebrides
  44. Portmeirion, Gwynedd
  45. Hastings, East Sussex
  46. New Brighton, Merseyside
  47. Folkestone, Kent
  48. Plockton, Ross and Cromarty
  49. Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire
  50. Stromness, Orkney

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