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Best Beach Awards

Here in the South West we have always been proud of our beaches, some famous for holding world surfing competitions, others being protected within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Now it’s official – we have some of the best beaches in the UK and Europe – because visitors to the region say so! Woolacombe Beach here on the North Devon Coast scooped 2nd place in the Annual Trip Advisor Awards and also gained 7th place in Europe. Further down the Atlantic Highway to Cornwall, Porthminster in St Ives came 3rd in the UK and 9th in Europe, Perranporth came 5th and Fistral in Newquay came in 8th. The results are based on reviews and ratings on Trip Advisor over the last 12 months.

It’s amazing – although of course it comes as no surprise to us - to learn that 4 of the top 8 beaches in the UK are here in the South West, two of which also feature in the top 9 in Europe.  No wonder we are proud – we have every right to be!