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Seven Cornish towns named among best UK seaside spots

Seven Cornish towns named among best UK seaside spots

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 1st June 2019.

Seven towns in Cornwall have been named among the best seaside spots in the UK.

According to a new study, they are some of the top spots for a family day out.

It looked at a variety of factors including number of beaches, average temperature, family friendliness, cost of an ice cream and number of Instagram hashtags to score Britain's best coastal resorts.

St Ives came in 6th and Newquay 7th, but the top spot on the list went to... Bournemouth.

Bude was ranked 12th, Padstow 18th, Falmouth was 30th, Perranporth 33rd and Polperro 39th, as the full list of 50 was revealed.

Scroll down to find the full list.

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"Cornwall has been a favourite destination for families on holiday for decades, it is safe, beautiful, friendly and where lifelong family memories are made.

"We are delighted that so many Cornish Towns are included in this list and we look forward to welcoming even more families in the future."

Malcolm Bell, CEO at Visit Cornwall

As well as revealing the best seaside destinations in the country, the study by dayoutwiththekids.co.uk also revealed the key elements making up the ideal seaside holiday, with a survey of over 2,000 people.

Beaches were most important with 85 percent of the nation saying clean, sandy beaches are key to an unforgettable ideal UK beach holiday.

Child-friendly places to grab a bite to eat and great fish and chips were both considered equally important too (70 percent).

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The Nation's Best Seaside Towns - overall ranking

  1. Bournemouth - Dorset
  2. Brighton - Sussex
  3. Torquay - Devon
  4. Weymouth - Dorset
  5. Blackpool - Lancashire
  6. St Ives - Cornwall
  7. Newquay - Cornwall
  8. Paignton - Devon
  9. Whitby - North Yorkshire
  10. Bognor Regis - West Sussex
  11. Weston Super Mare - Somerset and Bristol
  12. Bude - Cornwall
  13. Southend-on-Sea - Essex
  14. Skegness - Lincolnshire
  15. Hastings - East Sussex
  16. Tenby - Pembrokeshire
  17. Llandudno - Conwy
  18. Padstow - Cornwall
  19. Woolacombe - Devon
  20. Exmouth - Devon
  21. Shanklin - The Isle of Wight
  22. Dawlish - Devon
  23. Robin Hood's Bay - Yorkshire
  24. Margate - Kent
  25. Southwold - Suffolk

You can find the full top 50 here.

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