Britain’s best seaside resorts revealed – and top destination costs just £12.09 a day

According to a study, THE most advantageous seaside resort in the United Kingdom is Sunderland.

The city – normally associated with shipbuilding, coal and football – has 19 beaches.


Whitburn Beach in Sunderland beat other resorts such as Bournemouth and BlackpoolCredit: Jace Photo Agency

Researchers analyzed the cost of a traditional day by the sea – including fish and chips, ice cream, parking, drinks and deckchair hire – across the country.

He found the north east city to beat resort towns such as Blackpool and Bournemouth.

A day there costs just £12.09 per person, compared to nearly £20 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, according to the Vanquis Bank study.

Yet this year Sunderland was named the 36th worst place to live in the UK in a list of ‘Crap Towns’.

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Kitchen fitter Kevin Alder, 49, from Sunderland, said: ‘We have some lovely beaches – Seaburn and Roker – but I’m not sure the drive through the center would attract many people to the town.

Stations with costs per person. 1. Sunderland £12.09, 2. Lowestoft, £12.89; 3. Grimsby, £13.68; 4 Weston-super-Mare, 15.18; 5. Blackpool, £16.01; 6. Bognor Regis, £16.18; 7. Hastings, £16.48; 8. Eastbourne, £17.14; 9. Bournemouth, £18.03; 10. Southend-on-Sea, £19.93.

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