These are the best seaside towns in the UK for a staycation

The number of people shunning long haul destinations for a staycation at some of the beautiful places around the UK has risen by 10% in 2017. So now that more of us are looking for getaways closer to home we’ve enlisted some help to put together 10 best in the UK for visit on holiday.

New research from has compiled a ranking of 40 of the UK’s top seaside towns with Southwold in Suffolk coming in at number 1. This small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk boasts a high number of pubs and and this combined with it’s beautiful scenery lead to it ranking higher than the likes of Brighton and Blackpool.

New Brighton in Merseyside offers families the cheapest prices, while Shanklin on the Isle of Wight sees more sun, on average, than its rivals. The study from Marbles also examined the prices of taxis, number of attractions, and even a beach rating score to locate the best option for seaside staycations this year.

The top 10 seaside towns, in order, are below:

  1. Southwold
  2. Bamburgh
  3. Woolacombe
  4. Tenby
  5. Padstow
  6. Folkestone
  7. Beaumaris
  8. Skegness
  9. Salcombe
  10. Weymouth

This handy infographic breaks down exactly why each town ranked – we’ll see you !

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