The busiest UK beach named but tourists call it 'beautiful' with 'lots of space' - full list

Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach was voted one of the busiest

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 15/09/2023

- 07:01

The busiest beaches in the UK have been named

The sunny weather is set to continue this weekend in some parts of the UK so it could be a good time to head to the beach.

The busiest beaches have been named and Britons may want to avoid the overcrowded spots.

Fistral Beach in Cornwall was found to be the busiest beach, according to research by car finance and loan company Carmoola.

It used information from reviews published on Tripadvisor and how many people mentioned the beach being busy.

Fistral Beach Cornwall

Fistral Beach topped the list as the busiest beach


While many will want to avoid a beach filled with people, many tourists said Fistral Beach is still a must-see.

This comes after the UK's worst seaside town named but tourists still branded it a "wonderful place" with "good walks".

Fistral Beach has garnered an admirable 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

One shared that the beach is a must-see and they suggested visiting later in the day to avoid crowds.

They wrote: "We make sure to visit Fistral every time we are in Cornwall, this year we decided to visit early evening to avoid the daytime crowds."

They added there was "lots of space" and there is "nothing quite as special as watching the sunset" there.

Another recent reviewer said they "love" the beach, adding: "Great facilities and superb eateries.

"The beach is huge and beautiful with natural pools. I felt as though I was abroad."

One more said: "Amazing place lovely beach, good surf and clean water."

Weymouth Beach was found to be the second busiest and Woolacombe Beach came in third.

Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach was on the list


Top 10 busiest beaches in the UK

Fistral Beach - Newquay, Cornwall

Weymouth Beach - Weymouth, Dorset

Woolacombe Beach - Woolacombe, Devon

Brighton Beach - Brighton, East Sussex

Scarborough Beach - Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Perranporth Beach - Perranporth, Cornwall

Sandbanks Beach - Poole, Dorset

Wells Next The Sea Beach - Norfolk

Porthmeor Beach - St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives Harbour Beach - St Ives, Cornwall

If looking for where to visit this weekend, an "amazing and unspoiled" UK beach has been ranked among the best in the world.

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