The seaside named the 'best in the UK' with Blue Flag beach and its own music festival – people say it's like the Med | The Sun

A SEASIDE in the UK has been named one of the best in the country – and it even has its own music festival.

Blackpool Sands in Devon was listed as the best in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller.

Despite its name, the private beach is actually found in the south of the country.

Being likened to the Amalfi Coast, the Blue Flag beach is made up of tiny pebbles so pack some sandals.

It has won awards over the years for its cleanliness, with the beach cleaned daily and has some of the clearest water.

Just make sure to leave the dog at home – they are banned from April 1 to September 30 – while drones and open fires are also banned.

Read more on beaches

The little-known Irish island with sandy beaches, dolphins and seals near city

Seaside town with 3 wild islands & 2 stunning beaches – under 1 hour from Dublin

However, there are lifeguards during the summer season, with water sports equipment available to rent too for kayaking and paddleboarding.

And even though it's shingle, there are sandpits for kids to build their sandcastles in.

If you feel hungry, there is also the Blackpool Sands Beach Shack which serves snacks and drinks, and there are toilets and showers nearby.

The beach also has its own events, including the annual music festival Tunes on the Sands.

Most read in News Travel


Huge blow for ‘UK Disneyland’ theme park as it calls in administrators


The duty free mistakes that could either cost you money or hold up your flight


The seaside town with seals, Blue Flag sandy beach & the best fish & chips in UK


Flight attendant warns of the easy mistakes parents make that put kids in danger

It is a Blue Flag beach, so it's often praised for its cleanlinessCredit: Alamy
In the summer the beach hosts Tunes on the Sands music festivalCredit: Instagram/@tunesfestivals

Running from 8-10th July this year, acts include the Hoosiers, Scouting for Girls and The Wailers.

There is also a silent disco, as well as stand-up paddleboarding and a "wellbeing area".

You can go for the day, where tickets start from £35, or book a weekend camping ticket from £85.

Other events include the Dartmouth Triathlon in June, as well asRockpool Ramble in August, where you can find crabs and clingfish.

If you really fall in love with the beach, you can even get married on it, while there are holiday cabins nearby you can book to stay overnight.

Head to the nearby villages of Stoke Fleming or Strete if you fancy a B&B instead.

People who have visited have praised the beach for its beauty and cleanliness.

One wrote on TripAdvisor: "Really outstanding scenery and beautiful water. You could be abroad easily."

Another agreed: "One of the best beaches on the coast, felt I was abroad, clean and tidy, water was clear, good for swimming."

A third added: "This is the most beautiful beach I have been to in the UK! The sea looked blue like the Mediterranean!"

Read More on The Sun

Big Brother stars reunite years after bitter feud

I had the most humiliating wardrobe fail when I went skydiving

If you fancy the other Blackpool, it was recently named the cheapest UK seaside town for a staycation in 2023.

Here is another amazing seaside town which has award-winning beaches.

Source: Read Full Article

Previous post How do you say 'Happy Ramadan'? | The Sun
Next post Police officer faces jail after lying sergeant lover was gaslighting