Village with population of 400 ranked Britain’s favourite seaside resort

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

A Northumberland village with a population of just 400 people has been ranked Britain's best coastal destination.

A poll of nearly 3,000 holidaymakers suggested Bamburgh in North East England is the country's most highly-rated seaside resort.

The village, notable for the nearby Bamburgh Castle, triumphed over better known and pricier locations, earning a customer score of 89% due to the quality of its beach, seafront, food and value for money.

Image: Bamburgh Castle attracts holidaymakers to the Northumberland coastal village

In second place was the Italian Riviera-inspired Portmeirion in North Wales with a score of 88%.

At the bottom of the table were Bognor Regis, West Sussex and Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, which both earned a score of just 47%.


Bognor Regis, a seaside resort in West Sussex, received low points for its scenery and attractions.

Meanwhile Clacton in Essex, which has an average hotel room cost of £116, was rated poor for value for money in the poll, commissioned by consumer group Which?

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Image: Bognor Regis received low marks for its scenery and attractions

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