WEST Kirby Beach is amongst the UK's top ten best, according to a new survey.

It follows research by Holiday property letting business Holidaycottages.co.uk, which had collated data on more than 550 beaches across the UK to crown the creme de la creme for 2022.

The beaches were filtered by various criteria including: the availability of parking, toilets, lifeguards, cafes, water quality, accessibility, water sports available and whether the beach is dog-friendly.

A spokeperson for holidaycottages.co.uk said: "The top ten beaches scored highly in every category, making them a fantastic place to enjoy a summer beach day."

The top beaches in the UK, in no particular order, are:

  • Fistral Beach, Cornwall
  • Watergate Bay, Cornwall
  • Saunton Sands Beach, Devon
  • Slapton Sands Beach, Devon
  • West Kirby Beach 
  • Camber Sands, East Sussex
  • Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
  • Trearddur Bay, Anglesey
  • Pendine Sands Beach, Carmarthenshire
  • Newport Sands Beach, Pembrokeshire

Commenting on the findings, Shannon Keary, PR and communications manager at holidaycottages.co.uk said: "Whether you live by the coast or have fond memories of holidays by the sea from your childhood, here in the UK we really value our time spent at the beach.

"Whilst we all have our own personal favourites, it was really interesting to dive into the facilities of each beach to find which ones have the most to offer, hopefully helping people to discover somewhere new for 2022.

"Being able to filter down to beaches with lifeguards, the highest water quality, the availability of water sports and other factors should really help people to make their decision on where best to enjoy their break by the sea!"