Cornwall's beaches are the best in Britain

New survey names best beaches in the land

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Cornwall's beaches are the best in Britain

It's official: Cornwall's beaches have been voted the most beautiful in Britain.

New research has found that 28 per cent of Brits think England's westernmost county has the best beaches, followed by Pembrokeshire - home to Britain's only coastal national park - with 21 per cent.

The Isle of Skye, famous for its cliffs, lochs and distinctive rock pinnacles, came top of the list in Scotland, with 11.5 per cent of the vote followed by Orkney Islands (9 per cent) and Shetland Islands 7 per cent.

An incredible 92 per cent of us are planning a trip to the beach at some point this summer and 34 per cent of these will be looking to go on an extended break/ Tom Lowes of holiday company Sykes Cottages, which carried out the research, said: "With the great selection of activities and accommodation, the Great British beach break is really experiencing a resurgence."

See the full list of Britain's best beaches below.

View overlooking Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall England UK
1 Cornwall, England

beach on the Pembrokeshire coast path
2. Pembrokeshire, Wales


View over Woolacombe beach
3. Devonshire, England


Tidal pool reflecting clouds on mountains of Snowdonia on Traeth Llanddwyn conservation beach in National Nature Reserve in earl
4. Anglesey, Wales

Rhossili Beach, Gower Peninsula, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
5. Glamorgan, Wales

Gower Peninsula At The Loughor Estuary, Burry Port
6. Carmarthenshire, Wales


Coral Beach at An Dorneil, Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
7. Isle of Skye, Scotland

Cliffs of Yesnaby (Scotland)
8. Orkney Islands, Scotland

View through grass of empty sandy beach
9. Shetland Islands, Scotland



10. Northumberland, England


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