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The most beautiful coastal town in the UK has been revealed. Britons looking to book a last-minute staycation to make the most of what remains of summer now have another destination they can try and visit.
Bournemouth in Dorset has been named the most beautiful coastal town in the country.
SlotsUp’s research team has analysed data to figure out which town is the most beautiful, with popularity taken into account.
Bournemouth came on top, followed by St Ives, Hastings and Padstow.
Devon and Cornwall were well represented in the study, with two towns in each county making the list.
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Bournemouth has a total of nine beaches, the highest number in the region.
The Dorset coastal town also has five walking trails and a National Park nearby.
St Ives, meanwhile, has five walking trails, three beaches and no National Parks.
However, the Cornish town is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Hastings in East Sussex has a whooping 15 walking trails and three beaches.
It is also located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
At number four, Padstow in Cornwall has three walking trails, two beaches and boasts both a National Park and a location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Also with both National Parks and located within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty were the next towns on the list.
At number five, Ilfracombe in Devon has three walking trails and two beaches.
Salcombe, also in Devon, has four walking trails and two beaches.
Wales makes its entry at number seven with Llandudno in Conwy.
The town has ten walking trails, two beaches and a National Park.
Rounding up the list were Southwold in Suffolk, Margate in Kent and Filey in North Yorkshire.
The UK ten most beautiful coastal towns are:
1. Bournemouth, Dorset
2. St Ives, Cornwall
3. Hastings, East Sussex
4. Padstow, Cornwall
5. Ilfracombe, Devon
6. Salcombe, Devon
7. Llandudno, Conwy County Borough
8. Southwold, Suffolk
9. Margate, Kent
10. Filey, North Yorkshire
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