Two Somerset cities named in Airbnb’s list of top beach spots – .

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Two Somerset cities named in Airbnb’s list of top beach spots – .


Airbnb has revealed the top ten UK beach destinations in the UK and two of them are in Somerset.
The seaside resort at the top of the list is Sandgate in Kent, but the town of Portishead on the Severn Estuary came in fourth, while the port town of Watchet, near Minehead, came in fifth.

The destinations named are those that have seen the greatest increase in Britons seeking AirBnB accommodation.

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As the Delta variant continues to spread and UK residents opt for vacations closer to home, UK seaside vacations are in high demand this summer, as they were last year.

Whether vacationers are looking for a modern beachfront home with panoramic coastal views or a quiet cottage near the shore, there is something for everyone to plan the ultimate summer vacation.

The British embraced national holidays again in 2021, with nearby travel accounting for 82% of nights booked in the UK in 2021.

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Amanda Cupples, Managing Director Northern Europe at Airbnb said: “There’s nothing like the smell of fish and chips and the sound of seagulls to transport you straight to vacation mode, and this past year has seen a real resurgence of the great British seaside. holiday.

“And it’s not just the familiar pillars of summer that feel love; this list shows that Britons are exploring lesser-known destinations and favoring beloved gems as a means of escape this summer.

“We encourage anyone considering hosting to give it a try and take advantage of the next wave of travel – it not only increases income, but also helps revive local economies. If you can’t fail them, join them! “

Here’s the full list of Airbnb’s ten most popular UK beach destinations for summer 2021:

1. Sandgate, Kent

2. Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

3. Sandilands, Lincolnshire

4. Seaburn, County Durham

5. Portishead, Somerset

6. Watchet, Somerset

7. Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire du Nord

8. Hornsea, East Yorkshire

9. Cleveleys, Lancashire

10. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Where is your favorite place to stay? Tune in and let us know in the comments below.

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