Dartmouth, Devon, named second best seaside town in UK


Dartmouth in Devon was voted the second best seaside town in the UK in a survey of more than 4,000 participants.The investigation by whom? ranked Dartmouth second on the list of best seaside towns, just behind the Cornish seaside village of St Mawes.

Dartmouth is an ancient historic port city which has a lot to offer, including its annual regatta which brings together thousands of people for the illuminated celebrations which often host the Red Arrows.

The picturesque town has unsurprisingly bagged five out of five stars for its landscape, as it has beautiful houses and a superb estuary.

The town of Devonian Beer ranked 10th on the list, scoring 80% overall while scoring five starts for scenery, peace and quiet and value for money.

Beer beach in Devon

Which? An investigation was conducted before the coronavirus hit – so social distancing measures had no impact on the results. But even popular tourist spots like St Ives in Cornwall and Salcombe in South Devon have been beaten by often overlooked villages such as Tynemouth in Newcastle.

The 18th on the list is the popular city of Devon, Sidmouth, which received an overall rating of 78% and obtained all the ratings for the scenery and the peace and quiet.

A little further down the list is Brixham, who scored 75% in the survey and five stars for his landscapes.

Going further down the table you’ll find Teignmouth of Devon. It got a decent score of 74% overall, with hotels costing just £ 69 per night on average. Its four-star price-performance ratio shows that it cuts costs without compromising too much elsewhere.

Ilfracombe, in Devon, is 15th from the bottom of the list, which has an overall rating of 57%, getting two stars for its beach and value for money.

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