The small Northumberland village of Bamburgh has been voted the best seaside destination in Britain in the Which? annual survey.

The survey saw 4,303 holidaymakers vote for their favourite resort, rating them across a number of categories, including the quality of the beaches, the seafront, the tourist attractions, food and drink, scenery, peace and quiet, and the value for money.

Having also claimed the top spot in 2021, Bamburgh – a village with a population of just over 400 – proved unbeatable again, with a score of 87 per cent achieved. The beautiful beaches and clifftop castle proved a winning formula for the public. If you’re thinking of heading to the region, be sure to take a look at our guide to what to do in Northumberland.

Wales was also a popular holiday destination, with three seaside towns making it into the top six. Llandudno swept into second place, with a score of 86 per cent. The biggest draw in the area is the Great Orme, a limestone headland that rises to 700ft and offers views that were described as “incomparable”. Our round-up of the best caravan parks in Wales will give you plenty of inspiration for where to stay if you’re planning to head to the area.

In third place came St Andrews, with the Scottish seaside destination achieving a score of 84 per cent. The historic city is home to the oldest university in Scotland, has medieval streets to explore, and also boasts a world-famous golf course.

Devon’s Dartmouth came next, with a score of 83 per cent securing fourth spot, a place it shared with the Pembrokeshire town of Tenby. There are some beautiful sights in the Welsh town, including the picturesque North Beach, complete with rock pools and windbreaks, Castle Beach and Harbour Beach.

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said: “The British seaside hasn’t boomed like this since the 1960s. Holidaymakers had such a fantastic time in their caravans, tents and beach lodges over the past two years that a coastal break on home shores is on the cards for many, even with restrictions on overseas travel lifted.”

Northumberland’s last stretch of the King Charles III England Coast Path recently opened, stretching from Bamburgh to the Scottish border too, giving visitors a great way to take in the coastal beauty of the area.

If you’re looking to go on tour this year but have yet to decide where to visit, be sure to take a look at our guide to the best caravan parks in the UK, where we reveal the top touring destinations to head to.

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