St Ives in Cornwall named UK's most expensive seaside holiday town

Four Cornwall towns in top 10 most expensive seaside destinations


St Ives in Cornwall is UK's most expensive seaside holiday destination St Ives: Getty

St Ives in Cornwall has been named as the most expensive UK seaside destination in the UK, according to a new survey.

Travel website carried out a study based on the cheapest price of a double room in accommodation near a beach with a three-star rating or higher in August, reports the Western Daily Press.

And St Ives came out as the most expensive seaside holiday destination in the UK, costing an average £123 per night for a room per person, almost double the cost of a break to Aberystwyth in Wales, reports the Cornishman.

Tenby in Wales came in as second priciest at £107, and Cowes in Isle of Wight was third at £94 a night.

Dartmouth in Devon (£87) and Barmouth in Wales (£86) made up the top five most expensive seaside towns in the UK.

Cornwall featured heavily in the list, as Falmouth and Padstow were also named in the top 10, coming in at joint sixth, with an average cost of £84 per night.

Penzance was also featured, coming joint 10th, with an average night there costing £81.

According to the Daily Mail, Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, said: "Cornwall has a quality tourism product with a wide range of accommodation suitable for all budgets.

"At the higher end of our offering visitors are willing to pay a premium price for a quality product ... why should this be any different for accommodation? As an industry we should be proud of our quality product, not ashamed of its worth.

"Cornwall is well loved and has a loyal fan base, and with such a broad offering, there's something for every price bracket".

The top 10 most expensive UK seaside towns according to are:

1 St Ives £123
2 Tenby (Wales) £107
3 Cowes (Isle of Wight) £94
4 Dartmought (Devon) £87
5 Barmouth (Wales) £86
6 Falmouth £84
6 Padstow £84
6 Oban (Scotland) £84
9 Swansea (Wales) £83
10 Penzance £81
10 Swanage (Dorset) £81

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