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UK’s best seaside town has ‘lots of bars and restaurants’ and iconic pier



UK’s best seaside town has ‘lots of bars and restaurants’ and iconic pier

Summer is finally here, and even if you’re not going abroad this year, there’s always time for a short staycation in the UK.

Whether you’re looking to relax at a seaside resort or explore the numerous hiking trails with breathtaking views dotted around the coastline, there’s a getaway for you.

VSO has analysed a variety of metrics to compile a list of the 10 best seaside destinations in the UK to make planning your next holiday much easier.

The study researched factors including the number of restaurants, the number of things to do, Airbnb pricing per week, beach review scores, and average summer temperatures.

Have you visited any of these places? Let us know in the comments.

10. Skegness

Last on the list is Skegness, a seaside town and civil parish located in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Situated on the North Sea coast, it is one of the more popular seaside resorts in the UK, with its sandy beach and the beloved Natureland Seal Sanctuary, which rehabilitates injured seals and other marine animals.

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Haze over Sandbanks in Poole

7. Poole

Poole is a seaport in Dorset, England, located on the south coast, with a history dating back over 2,000 years, with evidence of Iron Age and Roman settlements. Poole’s historic quarter features cobbled streets, medieval buildings like the Guildhall, and the Scaplen’s Court Museum, offering insights into local history.

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Beach Huts at Thorpe Bay, Essex, England, United Kingdom

6. Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea is a vibrant seaside town and borough in Essex, England, located on the north side of the Thames Estuary. It is known for its long stretch of sandy beaches, lively pier, and traditional seaside attractions, including Adventure Island, a popular amusement park located on the seafront.

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