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SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE - Surfers Against Sewage host two huge volunteer led Beach Clean events every year - the Big Spring Beach Clean and the Awesome Autumn Beach Clean. Thanks to 35,500 people volunteering the 2018 Big Spring Beach Clean saw this group remove over 63 TONNES of marine plastic pollution and litter from 575 beaches across the UK.



Coastal towns in any country depend on the quality of their beaches and attractions to tourist dollars.

 

 

Destination Hotels Beach Seafront Comfort Value Town score
Bamburgh, Northumberland 95 ***** *** **** ***** 89%
Portmeirion, Gwynedd 102 **** ***** ***** **** 88%
Dartmouth, Devon 125 * ***** **** *** 83%
North Berwick, East Lothian 143 **** **** **** **** 83%
St Mawes, Cornwall 105 *** ***** **** **** 83%
Beer, Devon 95 *** *** ***** *** 82%
St Andrews, Fife 129 **** **** ***** *** 82%
Aldeburgh, Suffolk 121 *** *** ***** *** 81%
Southwold, Suffolk 160 **** ***** **** *** 81%
Tenby, Pembrokeshire 99 ***** **** **** ***** 81%
Blakeney, Norfolk 115 ** *** **** *** 80%
Llandudno, Conwy 89 *** **** **** ***** 78%
Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire 101 *** *** *** *** 78%
Sheringham, Norfolk 112 *** *** **** **** 78%
Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire 96 ***** **** **** **** 78%
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk 109 ***** **** **** **** 78%
Rye, East Sussex 120 *** ** **** *** 77%
St Ives, Cornwall 160 ***** **** **** *** 77%
Bude, Cornwall 87 ***** **** **** **** 76%
Criccieth, Gwynedd 97 *** *** **** **** 76%
Looe, Cornwall 87 **** **** **** ***** 76%
Sidmouth, Devon 140 *** **** ***** *** 76%
Swanage, Dorset 109 **** *** ***** *** 76%
Whitby, North Yorkshire 101 *** *** **** **** 76%
Conwy, Conwy 100 * *** ** *** 75%
Lyme Regis, Dorset 121 **** **** **** *** 75%
Lymington, Hampshire 139 na ** ***** *** 75%
Padstow, Cornwall 119 **** *** ***** ** 75%
Porthmadog, Gwynedd 102 *** ** **** **** 75%
Salcombe, Devon 210 ***** ***** **** *** 75%
Saltburn-by-the-Sea Nth Yorkshire 94 **** **** ** **** 75%
Swansea, Swansea 87 *** **** **** *** 75%
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear 64 ***** **** ** *** 75%
Whitstable, Kent 121 ** *** **** *** 75%
Appledore, Devon 85 *** *** **** **** 74%
Beaumaris, Anglesey 100 ** *** **** *** 74%
Lynmouth, Devon 87 * ** ***** **** 74%
Bournemouth, Dorset 99 ***** **** **** *** 73%
Deal, Kent 67 * **** **** ***** 73%
Dungeness, Kent 76 ** * ***** ***** 73%
Mevagissey, Cornwall 100 ** *** **** *** 73%
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire 99 *** *** ***** **** 73%
Plymouth, Devon 76 * *** *** **** 73%
Southsea, Hampshire 88 ** *** *** **** 73%
Filey, North Yorkshire 73 **** **** *** **** 72%
Fowey, Cornwall 130 * *** ** ** 72%
Oban, Argyll and Bute 109 na *** *** *** 72%
Scarborough, North Yorkshire 75 **** *** **** *** 72%
Broadstairs, Kent 110 **** *** **** *** 71%
Cromer, Norfolk 86 *** ***** **** **** 71%
Teignmouth, Devon 93 **** **** **** *** 71%
Berwick-upon-Tweed,Northumberland 87 **** ** **** *** 70%
Falmouth, Cornwall 125 *** *** **** *** 70%
Brighton, East Sussex 116 * ** **** ** 69%
Grange-over-sands, Cumbria 102 na **** ***** *** 69%
Eastbourne, East Sussex 64 *** **** **** *** 68%
Seahouses, Northumberland 85 *** *** *** *** 68%
Weymouth, Dorset 95 **** *** **** *** 68%
Exmouth, Devon 84 **** *** **** *** 67%
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 83 * ** **** *** 66%
Brixham, Devon 85 * *** **** *** 66%
Dawlish, Devon 94 *** ** ***** *** 66%
Poole, Dorset 116 **** *** **** *** 66%
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear 61 **** **** *** *** 66%
Felixstowe, Suffolk 59 * ** *** *** 64%
Shanklin, Isle of Wight 76 **** ** *** *** 64%
Southport, Merseyside 79 ** *** *** *** 64%
Ayr, South Ayrshire 76 *** ** **** *** 63%
New Brighton, Merseyside 83 ** *** *** *** 63%
Porthcawl, Bridgend 68 *** ** *** *** 63%
Torquay, Devon 79 *** *** *** *** 63%
Ventnor, Isle of Wight 107 *** ** ***** *** 63%
Hastings, East Sussex 87 * ** *** *** 62%
Hunstanton, Norfolk 87 *** ** **** *** 62%
Folkestone, Kent 55 ** ** **** *** 62%
Lowestoft, Suffolk 75 **** *** ***** ** 62%
Newquamory, Cornwall 119 **** *** ***** ** 61%
Barmouth, Gwynedd 95 **** *** ** ** 60%
Ilfracombe, Devon 86 ** ** *** ** 60%
Penzance, Cornwall 115 * ** **** *** 60%
Worthing, West Sussex 81 ** *** *** *** 60%
Herne Bay, Kent 121 ** ** *** ** 58%
Blackpool, Lancashire 70 ** *** *** ** 57%
Littlehampton, West Sussex 138 *** *** *** *** 57%
Ramsgate, Kent 90 * ** **** * 57%
Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire 65 *** ** *** *** 56%
Minehead, Somerset 82 * ** **** ** 56%
Morecambe, Lancashire 60 ** *** **** ** 55%
Margate, Kent 104 *** ** **** * 54%
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 69 *** ** **** * 53%
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset 74 ** *** *** * 53%
Fleetwood, Lancashire 65 * * ** * 51%
Skegness, Lincolnshire 65 *** ** *** * 50%
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset 77 ** * *** * 49%
Bognor Regis, West Sussex 96 * * **** * 47%
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 116 *** ** **** * 47%

 

 

Using the table: Star ratings range from one to five. A dash () indicates that there were not enough responses to provide a rating. The town scores were based on a combination of overall satisfaction and how likely people are to recommend the location as a holiday destination. Some of the scoring criteria are not shown in the list above. Pleas visit the Which site for more details.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER BEACH CLEANERS -James, Rebekah and Adina, who came from Scunthorpe to help the clean-up at Cleethorpes for World Oceans Day.

 

 

World Ocean Day was celebrated around the globe on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate the seas and help protect the wildlife and biodiversity within them.

 

 

 

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