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Dorset’s Weymouth Beach has been named as the UK’s number one beach, it has been revealed by TripAdvisor.

Being awarded the best British beach is a huge compliment for the area, but it also managed to beat some of the Mediterranean’s finest sandy shores as it came ninth in Europe’s top 10.

A day at the beach is a quintessentially British pasttime. Come rain or shine, you will find people having a walk along our shores, soaking up the sun or investigating the marine life in the rock pools.

The results were determined based on the review ratings on the TripAdvisor website, compiling the quality and quantity of them.

The beach offers all of the traditional amenities that you would expect of a British beach, from the old-fashioned amusements and donkey rides to the Punch and Judy.

During the summer, the beach a beautifully comfortable place to appreciate the British sunshine with extremely safe waters for swimming. If you are looking to book a Dorset holiday cottage,
Weymouth Beach also hosts a number of musical events and firework shows which are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

The top 10 beaches in the UK according to TripAdvisor:

1). Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset
2). Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
3). St. Brelade’s Bay Beach, St Brelade, Jersey
4). Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland
5). Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon
6). Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
7). Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset
8.) Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Wale
s9). Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall
10). Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset

Dorset has three representatives in the list of the UK’s best beaches, while other popular English holiday cottage destinations Cornwall and Devon get notable mentions.

The list though does focus on the beaches that are used by tourists visiting the areas in question, and it should be noted that there are a number of significant absentees from the list.

Whether it is the peacefulness of Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth with its calm blue waters, or the magnificent stretch of unspoiled white sand at Studland Bay in Dorset, the UK offers countless beaches, each offering something different to the last.

Image Credits: Edward Betts / Edward and Caroline