Travel to Europe is now an option for summer but, with worries around new quarantine measures, many are opting for UK staycations.

As a result, people are falling back in love with Britain’s beaches – and not just the well-known spots.

A quiet beach in Yorkshire has been named Britain’s best for 2020, in a list compiled by the Sunday Times.

Runswick Bay – located between Staithes and Whitby in North Yorkshire – is described as being close to perfection..

Tourism bosses in Yorkshire also said the village was an ‘unspoilt beauty spot’ which offered ‘spectacular views.’

You couldn’t ask for much more could you?

The sheltered bay is just up the coast from Whitby and is home to thatched cottages, rock pools and freshwater streams.

To ensure the beach remains as quiet as possible, the area only has around 80 car parking spaces.

James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said the award was not a surprise.

He commented: ‘I had the pleasure of filming at Runswick Bay this week and what a truly beautiful place it is.

‘The views are spectacular and the beach is absolutely amazing.’

Other Yorkshire beaches which feature on the list include Spurn Head, Fraisthorpe and Filey’s Hunmanby Gap.

The list was designed to avoid ‘perennially popular dependables’ – AKA Tenby, St Ives and Bournemouth – to shed light on quieter coastlines which are less likely to attract the masses during these socially-distanced times.

For more secret beaches, ShowerstoYou.co.uk analysed data on the least-tagged beaches on Instagram to discover the UK’s hidden gems.

Results showed Strathy Bay in the Scottish Highlands, Coves Haven beach and Rumbling Kern to be some great lesser-known spots.

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