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Weston-Super-Mare ranked second-worst seaside town in the UK

A SURVEY conducted by consumer watchdog Which? has rated Weston-super-Mare the second-worst seaside resort in the country.

Over 4,000 people were surveyed about their recent trips to seaside towns and resorts.

Ratings were based on beaches, attractions, value for money, peace and quiet, and scenery.

Weston received an average customer score of just 55%, with ratings for scenery and value for money just one star.

Visitor ratings for beaches, attractions and peace and quiet were two stars, and the average hotel price was listed as £72 per night.

Bottom of the pile was Skegness in Lincolnshire, which scored just 48%.

Coming in third last was Ilfracombe in Devon with 56% while Burnham-on-Sea also featured in the bottom ten with 58%.

Bamburgh in Northumberland was named Britain’s best seaside destination, as Which? revealed the nation’s favourite resorts and the top towns and villages for avoiding the crowds on holiday.

It received a customer score of 85%, and five stars for its beaches, tourist attractions and scenery. It received an additional five stars for value for money, with prices for accommodation being half those of some popular spots in Cornwall.

The highest-rated Somerset town listed in the survey was Minehead, with a rating of 68%.

While no Somerset towns made it into Which?’s top ten, there were still some representatives from the South West.

Dartmouth, in Devon, came in second overall with a score of 84% and Swanage in Dorset (80%) fell just outside the top tier in 11th place.


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