Forget Mauritius and the Maldives, the best beach in the world is Blackpool… no really

Forget Mauritius and the Maldives, the best beach in the world is Blackpool... no really
Blackpool has been voted the best beach in the world… by Brits (Picture: Getty)

If you have forked out for a luxury trip to Barbados, Mauritius or Thailand this summer, we are sorry but it looks like you have wasted your money.

The best beach in the world is not a sun-kissed lagoon with crystal clear water where you can relax on a hammock while being brought cocktails.

No, no, it’s Blackpool.

The traditional seaside resort has been voted the best beach in the world… by Brits.

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The study by the Post Office found the resort, famed for Donkey Rides, the Pleasure Beach and Stag and Hen dos, tops the list by a mile.

It comes ahead of Benidorm, Majorca, Weymouth and Scarborough.

The Post Office says Blackpool first won the accolade of best beach in 1955.

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 30: People sit in deckchairs on the beach as they enjoy the warm weather on the seafront on July 30, 2014 in Weymouth, England. Figures released by the Met Office show that this July is likely to go down as one of the warmest and sunniest on record. However the arrival of August will also see the return of more unsettled weather with the potential for heavy rain at the weekend. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Weymouth also made an appearance in the top ten (Picture: Getty)

Pete Markey, marketing director of Post Office Travel said: “Although some beaches have stood the test of time, there have been seismic shifts in tastes in the past 60 years.

‘Nowhere matches Blackpool for beach appeal but today’s holidaymakers are travelling further afield to find new favourites.

‘It’s fascinating to see Bondi Beach in the top 20 alongside St Ives and Skegness.’

2015 top ten beaches

Blackpool

Benidorm

Majorca

Brighton

Bournemouth

Algarve

Scarborough

Weymouth

Tenerife

Great Yarmouth

 

1955 top ten beaches

Blackpool

Scarborough

Skegness

Bridlington

Newquay

Southport

Weston-Super-Mare

Filey, Yorkshire

Bournemouth

Margate

 

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10 August 2015 | 10:46 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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