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Cromer beach

Cromer beach was voted among the most popular UK beaches

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 20/09/2023

- 05:00

Beaches in Cornwall dominated the list of most popular UK beaches

The 10 most popular beaches in the UK have been shared, based on which had the most Instagram hashtag mentions per metre of beach.

One part of the UK was home to a few of the most popular beaches.

The study, carried out by, suggested the south of England had the most popular beaches.

Kynance Cove in Cornwall was crowned the most popular, with 61,772 hashtag mentions, working out at 154 hashtags per metre.

Beer beach

Beer beach made the list


This was followed by another Cornwall beach - Porthcurno Beach, which had 50 hashtags per metre of beach with 14,875 mentions.

Cornwall is known for its stunning coastlines and Kynance Cove has received lots of praise from reviewers.

It has more than 2,000 reviews on Tripadvisor with an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

One reviewer wrote: "Almost surreal in beauty, and most definitely timeless, I felt like I could of been anywhere in the world, at any point. I think anyone who visits here will wish it all for themselves."

One recent visitor said it has been on their bucket list and it "did not disappoint".

Another wrote: "Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautifully stunning and picturesque piece of coastline in the UK."

Cambers Sands had the most hashtags at 120,233 - but this worked out at just 24 mentions per metre of beach.

One beach from Wales made the top 10 list - Barafundle Bay with 35 hashtags per metre of beach.

No Scottish beaches were in the top 10, but Luskentyre Beach in Scotland came in 24th with 10,584 hashtags, or four per metre of beach.

West Wittering beach

West Wittering beach is one of the most popular


Most popular beaches

1. Kynance Cove, Cornwall

2. Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

3. Blackpool Sands, Devon

4. Barafundle Bay, Wales

5. Beer Beach, Devon

6. Cromer Beach, Norfolk

7. Camber Sands, Sussex

8. West Wittering Beach, Sussex

9. Summerleaze, Cornwall

10. Morecambe Beach, Lancashire

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