UK’s Best Seaside Towns Of 2020 To Avoid Crowds

UK’s Best Seaside Towns Of 2020 To Avoid Crowds

20/07/2020 0 By M Zaman

UK is a fabulous country surrounded by most beautiful seaside. There are best seaside towns of the UK in 2020 you can consider to visit to avoid crowds.

According to a latest research from Which, reveals that Cornish village of St Mawes is the least crowded seaside town of 2020.

The consumer rights and independent adviser Which has also ranked St Mawes as one of the least crowded destinations, with a five-star rating for peace and quiet in a survey of more than 4,000 readers.

St Mawes on the Roseland Heritage Coast has a population of less than 1,000 received a customer score of 85% while standing out competition from other well-known resorts such as Newquay (58%) and Brighton (66%).

Both of the resorts received just one star out of five in the peace and quiet category.

In terms of beaches, Which rates St Mawes as “no sandy beach, pier or amusement arcade”.

It also states, “while tourists in Cornwall flock to St Ives and Padstow, this historic fishing village never feels overrun.”

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But, for visitors are looking to avoid overcrowded beaches after Covid-19 lockdown. Then, they can prefer to choose St Mawes for “its deserted beaches and clifftop trails”.

Which also rates Southwold (84%) for its excellent food and drink options, and arty Aldeburgh (83%) on the Suffolk coast.

Bamburgh (83%) in Northumberland received full five stars for its beautiful beach.

Skegness in Lincolnshire from the pier

Skegness in Lincolnshire from the pier (Image: Wikimedia)

The survey was carried out before Coronavirus hit revealed that social-distancing measures had no impact on results.

Popular tourist hotspots like St Ives (79%) and Salcombe (71%) were took over by villages such as Tynemouth (81%).

This coastal town close to Newcastle upon Tyne was awarded five stars for its sandy beach, seafront and scenery.

Only exception of Dartmouth (84%) came a close second to St Mawes despite receiving an average three-star rating for peace and quiet.

This historic former port town has a lot to offer, from its colourful houses and annual Regatta that brings in the crowds with its illuminated river procession.

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Skegness took the less coveted title for worst-rated seaside town in the survey, just 44% overall customer score. It scored one star out of five in all categories but one.

The town is known for its neon lights, lively Butlin’s resort and 118-metre-long pier offering everything from candy floss to classic 2p slot machines and a Ferris wheel.

Both Great Yarmouth and Clacton-on-Sea earning a 48% score, with just one star for peace and quiet.

In terms of best bargained sea side-towns Whitby (78%) in North Yorkshire has an average hotel price of £84 per night. Saltburn-by-the-Sea, £104 per night. Dartmouth’s hotels average at £150 per night and Southwold’s hotels cost £160 per night, on average.

Devon’s Teignmouth scored a 74% overall, with hotels costing just £69 per night on average.

There are crowd free beaches in the UK you can consider to visit in 2020.

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