Last month’s poll was one of our most popular ever! To get you thinking about your next summer staycation, we asked you to name your number 1 seaside town.
Hundreds voted but with only 16 seaside towns to choose from, we weren’t surprised to see the majority of you go for the ‘other’ option.
That’s right; a whopping 35% of you voted ‘other’ leaving towns such as Torquay, Filey, Brighton and Blackpool fighting for votes.
Now for the all important results
Putting ‘other’ to one side, there was only 1% between the top two options. North Yorkshire’s much loved seaside town of Whitby managed to beat of the competition though with an impressive 14% of the final vote.
Next, in second place, was one of Cornwall’s most picturesque spots, St Ives, receiving 13% of the vote.
Darmouth, Newquay, Bournemouth and Barmouth round out the top six, while the bright lights of Blackpool, the sights and sounds of Brighton, and the sunny sands of Aberystwyth all appear in the top ten.
A few of you got in touch to tell us your favourite…
David, “Tintagel (Cornwall) is a great site overlooking the sea, good pubs and cafés, good place.”
Jeannie, “I had a lovely holiday in the Outer Hebrides in June, in my Romahome. The scenery was spectacular and the beaches were the best I have ever seen. Beaches at Hushinish and Luskentyre are a must. Great for walkers and cyclists. The Islands welcome caravans/motor homes…a wonderful laid back holiday!”
Ashley, “What about the great Dorset beaches like Weymouth, Swanage or Britain’s ONLY desert Dungeness with its unique charm. Or the fantastic coast of Northumberland with its fine sands and many castles.”
Edwina, “Tenby (South Wales) and Saundersfoot (West Wales) cannot be beaten! Huge golden beaches and oh so clean! Castles galore for children of all ages to enjoy, fantastic views and you’re right on the edge of Pembrokeshire National Park.”
Ray, “Our favourite place is South Shields”
Jane, “Has to be Wisemans Bridge, Saundersfoot and Tenby. We go every year and never tire of the place. And the weather has always been hot. I went there as a child and loved it, now our children have loved it too. Always beats the weather here in Scotland. We always stay at the same quiet site. But there are all different sizes with all different facilities to choose from.”
Davey, “The isle of Harris Scotland, if it was a hot day and I was taken there blind folded and dropped on the beach, I would of thought I was on a remote island in the Caribbean, but you can only get to it by foot, totally amazing.”
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New poll coming soon!