Tiny village of 400 people retains title as top British seaside resort for second year | UK News

A tiny village of just 400 people on the Northumberland coast has been ranked Britain’s favourite seaside resort for the second year in a row.

Bamburgh came first out of 87 destinations in a survey of more than 4,300 people carried out by Which?.

It was rated five stars for its beaches, seafront, peacefulness and value for money, with a satisfaction score of 87%.

The village also boasts a seafront castle and varied flora and fauna of the nearby Farne Islands.

Llandudno in north Wales was ranked second
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Llandudno in north Wales was ranked second

Voted second was Llandudno in north Wales with 86% followed by St Andrews in Scotland with 85%.

The worst rated resorts were Skegness in Lincolnshire, Bognor Regis in West Sussex, Southend in Essex, Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.

The UK coastline has seen a surge in popularity during the pandemic as travel restrictions forced people to opt for staycations instead of holidays abroad.

St Andrews came in third
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St Andrews came in third

Rory Boland, editor of magazine Which? Travel, said: “The British seaside hasn’t boomed like this since the 1960s.

“Holidaymakers had such a fantastic time in their caravans, tents and beach lodges over the past two years that a coastal break on home shores is on the cards for many, even with restrictions on overseas travel lifted.

“Prices for a UK stay have increased but there’s no need to pay over the odds. For a holiday on a budget it’s best to aim for an off-season trip.”

Britain’s top five seaside resorts:

1. Bamburgh, Northumberland 87%

2. Llandudno, Conwy 86%

3. St Andrews, Fife 84%

4. Dartmouth, Devon 83%

5. Tenby, Pembrokeshire 83%

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