WOOLACOMBE beach in Devon has been named a Top 5 Beach in Europe, according to a list compiled by TripAdvisor. Weymouth beach in Dorset was eighth, while three other UK beaches made the European top 20.
TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: ‘The presence of two UK beaches in Europe's top 10 is further proof of what a fantastic tourist draw the UK's coastline really is.’
Woolacombe went on to be listed as the 13th best in the world's top beach table. According to TripAdvisor, the planet’s best is Baia do Sancho in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha island chain.
UK's top 10 beaches
1. Woolacombe, Devon
2. Weymouth, Dorset
3. Rhossili Bay, Swansea
4. St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey
5. Porthminster, St Ives, Cornwall
6. Perranporth, Cornwall
7. Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
8. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland
9. Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset
10. Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset
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