- A new poll revealed the UK’s favourite beaches
- 1.3 billion day trips were taken in England in 2011
- Torquay is voted one of the top spot in the battle of the sands
With schools set to break up for the holidays and Brits facing a cash-strapped summer, it’s no wonder the staycation trend is going strong this year. Millions of us are choosing to take mini-breaks and daytrips in the UK so a new poll has revealed the top beaches in Britain to escape from it all.
Britain’s beaches are still a firm favourite, with figures from Visit Britain showing that 1.3 billion domestic day trips were taken in England last year and numbers of trips to the seaside increased by 11% from the previous year.
A survey by pchprizes.co.uk, one of the UK’s largest free prize draw websites, found that although nearly a third (29%) of us dream about jetting off to an exotic location if we came into a large sum of money, in reality, we’re happy to go back to our childhood and enjoy a winning day trip to the golden sands of British resorts such as Torquay.
The Favourite British Beaches are:
2. Torquay on the English Riviera
5. Great Yarmouth
8. Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire
10. Sinclair’s Bay, Caithness
James Lowe, Prize Manager at pchprizes.co.uk, said: “With many of us forgoing the traditional two week holiday abroad due to the squeeze on disposable income, our survey found that in reality, we love nothing more than a trip to the seaside to eat fish and chips, build sandcastles and take a refreshing dip in the sea.”
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The English Riviera Tourism Company has already been celebrating as the resort has topped the charts for the second year in a row with the best beaches in the country, scooping a fantastic 15 awards – more than anywhere else in the country.
The prestigious Blue Flag continues to fly high over beautiful Oddicombe, Meadfoot, Paignton, Broadsands and Breakwater beaches on Devon’s English Riviera this summer.
Ten English Riviera beaches have also retained their Quality Coast Awards for being clean and safe. They are Maidencombe, Oddicombe, Meadfoot, Preston, Broadsands, Ansteys Cove, Torre Abbey Sands, Paignton, Goodrington and Breakwater beaches.
For more about what to do and where to stay on the English Riviera visit www.englishriviera.co.uk