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1. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1309 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Britain's best and worst 100 beach holiday destinations named in that wonderful rag, the Daily Mail and Skegness comes a lowly 94th - by 'eck!

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 724 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I'm saying nowt about Skeggy (which came 94th out of 97...even worse than 94th out of 100!) but, to stop the truly appalling DM getting clicks, here's the link to the full survey conducted by Which:

https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/destinations/article/britains-best-seaside-towns

:-)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2019, at 11:35 by leics2 ]

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1581 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Nothing in the Hebrides listed! Places there are nicer than the Caribbean when the sun shines.

Coll, Tiree, Lewis have great beaches. On the mainland up there are Red Point and Camusdarach.

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 724 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

There are many, many beautiful beaches in Orkney & Shetland as well, and elsewhere in the UK. But...fair play... this particular survey included factors such as entertainment, food, accommodation, attractions, value for money etc *in the place itself*. So it's not surprising that only seaside towns and large villages turned up in the 97 listed. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2019, at 13:48 by leics2 ]

5. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 339 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

None from Jersey??

6. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 724 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

The list relates only to 'Britain' though I agree that, on the page I linked, 'Which' erroneously refers to the UK as well.

But Jersey isn't in the UK or part of (Great) Britain, which only refers to the biggest island in the British Isles. Like all the Channel Islands, Jersey is a British Crown dependency. The Channel Islands are usually (though not always) considered part of the geographical British Isles but none are part of Britain or the UK. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2019, at 19:23 by leics2 ]

7. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1309 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

...to stop the truly appalling DM getting clicks, ...

:-)

Agree totally - but the readers' comments are an entertainment in themselves.

8. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 339 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

The list relates only to 'Britain' though I agree that, on the page I linked, 'Which' erroneously refers to the UK as well.

But Jersey isn't in the UK or part of (Great) Britain, which only refers to the biggest island in the British Isles. Like all the Channel Islands, Jersey is a British Crown dependency. The Channel Islands are usually (though not always) considered part of the geographical British Isles but none are part of Britain or the UK. :-)

My Jersey passport says British citizen. So id say it is British, crown dependency or otherwise.

9. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1581 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting wizzmor1977

My Jersey passport says British citizen. So id say it is British, crown dependency or otherwise.

They've allowed it to become inordinately complex, with the Crown Protectorates and various of the Overseas Territories having different setups for passports, citizenship and residence.

I get that the British government want to allow individual approaches and autonomy, but this exposes us to the meddling of the UN decolonisation committee. In contrast the French approach of making everywhere simply a part of France has avoided that.