Woolacombe Beach in Devon voted best in UK

'In wild weather, it is beautiful. In good weather, it is a delight'

Serina Sandhu
Wednesday 17 February 2016 12:56

A beach in Devon has been named as the best in the UK for the second year running.

Woolacombe Beach has received the best reviews and ratings from travellers, landing it the number one spot again in the top 25 beaches category in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers Choice Awards.

According to the review site, Woolacombe Beach is best to visit during the months of July and September. One person said: “Three miles of heaven. In wild weather, it is beautiful. In good weather, it is a delight.”

Another said: “Who would bother going to overrated Cape Town when this is on your doorstep?”

But with four entries, Cornwall was home to the greatest number of beaches in the top 10 of the TripAdvisor list.

Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with its “unbelievably clear” water and “white sugar sand beaches," was voted as the best beach in the world.

It is located on Providenciales, one of the islands that make up the Turks and Caicos cluster, which sit south-east of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.

One reviewer said: “If you ever dreamed of the perfect beach this is it, powder white sand, crystal clear blue water and no crowds.”

In Europe, the Playa de Ses Illetes on the Spanish island of Formentera, won the best beach accolade.

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