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.
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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.
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