Best beaches in the UK are in Cornwall

Published: Monday 13th Jan 2014

Written by: Catherine

In the largest ever survey of Britain’s travel writers, Cornwall’s many stunning beaches have been voted as the best in the UK. The survey was carried out by travel inspiration website 101 Holidays and involved over 100 influential travel writers and editors detailing their favourite places in the UK and abroad.

Cornwall won the largest number of votes in the ‘best beach’ category, followed closely by Wales, highlighting why St Ives cottage holidays in Cornwall are so popular.

Watergate Bay near Newquay was voted the best beach in Cornwall overall because of its reputation as a great spot for surfing, as well as its proximity to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant and other coastal activities, ensuring its high ranking status.

Malcolm Bell, the Head of Visit Cornwall, offered some more reasons for Cornwall’s beach popularity in this article, explaining that Cornwall has over 300 beaches offering everything from long, golden stretches of sand to secluded coves and iconic coastlines.

He said: “Our beaches are loved by both visitors and locals alike and for them to be applauded by travel journalists, who experience exotic beaches around the globe, is a huge coup”.

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