Three Yorkshire Beaches Named In The Top 20 In The UK

Three Yorkshire Beaches Named In The Top 20 In The UK

Yorkshire’s beaches are some of the most popular tourist spots in the UK – and are flooded with tourists each year. So, it’s not a surprise to see Yorkshire’s seaside towns and villages featured in a list of the best in the UK.

This time it’s Filey which has been given praise by the consumer website, Which? asked over 3,000 readers about the best seaside towns and villages in the UK.

Filey featured 15th out of 118 seaside towns across the UK. It scored 79% overall with top marks got its beaches, ‘value for money, and ‘peace and quiet’.


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The North Yorkshire seaside town dropped a few places from last year when it came 8th, but it’s still nothing to be sniffed at.

Also featuring in Which?’s list of the best seaside towns and villages in the UK was Robin Hood’s Bay, which places 19th and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Three in the top 20 seaside towns and villages in the UK isn’t bad going if you ask us!

Yorkshire seaside towns 2023
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Taking the gold was Bamburgh in Northumberland which scored 88%, with Dartmouth, Devon and Portstewart, County Derry, Northern Ireland following behind.

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It was all glory for Yorkshire though as the likes of Bridlington and Scarborough, which we think have outstanding coastlines, came 94th and 85th both scoring low on ‘peace and quiet’ and seafronts.

Yorkshire seaside towns 2023
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But if you ask us, being busy is surely a good sign of a decent beach, but who are we to argue? Living near the coast we may be a little biased towards Yorkshire’s seaside towns and villages.

It was Skegness that was voted the worst due to its poor seafront, scenery and lack of peace and quiet.

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said: “Few countries can be home to such a diversity of brilliant seaside breaks as Britain. Whether you want world-class beaches and utter wilderness or the bright lights and bucket and spade atmosphere of a resort, the UK has a seaside break made for you.

“What our survey shows is that it’s rarely the most famous destinations that visitors enjoy most. Try somewhere new this year and our survey shows you should find fewer crowds and better value.”

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