We are all looking to get to the beach this weekend, with the summer sun shining down on us, why not head to the best beaches that the UK has to offer? Well, no surprise to Yorkshire folk but Saltburn has topped the list as the UK’s best beach to visit in a poll.
The poll was taken by holidaycottages.co.uk, which has seen Saltburn, which was granted blue flag status last month, top the list. No other Yorkshire beaches featured in the list, but we’ve got some special beaches here in our guide to the best Yorkshire beaches.
Saltburn topped the list of best beaches due to its water quality and facilities. It was closely followed in the list by closely followed by Fistral Beach in Cornwall and Hemsby Beach in Norfolk.
You can check out a range of beaches in the area where you are visiting with the websites amazing new indexing feature, which has collated the data of 400 beaches in the UK. It has ranked them according to a range of factors such as parking, toilets, lifeguards, cafes, water quality, accessibility, water sports, dog-friendly.
After 98% of people said they’d be likely or very likely to visit the coast for their holidays, they decided to create the ranking saying it “just shows how much we Brits do love to be beside the sea”.
Shannon Keary at holidaycottages.co.uk said: “With so many eager to get out and make the most of the Great British coast this year, we’re really excited to reveal this new tool which should help people to find the seaside locations that best meet their needs.
“The beaches highlighted as the best in the UK not only offer stunning scenery, but an array of facilities that can be essential for many wishing to spend an entire day on the sand with their children and dogs, or in the sea.
“Being able to filter down to beaches with lifeguards, the highest water quality, the availability of water sports and other factors should really help people to make their decision on where best to enjoy their break by the sea!”
The survey found that the top beaches in the UK are:
- Saltburn Beach, Yorkshire
- Fistral Beach, Cornwall
- Hemsby Beach, Norfolk
- Tankerton Beach, Kent
- Dovercourt Bay, Essex
- Camber Sands Beach, East Sussex
- Alum Chine Beach, Dorset
- Perranporth Beach, Cornwall
- Tresaith Beach, Ceredigion
- Saundersfoot Beach, Pembrokeshire
If you’d like to check out beaches in your area visit the index here.