Old Hunstanton named best beach in the East
Old Hunstanton is the beach of the year in the East according to the Sunday Times annual best beaches guide.
The guide, published today online and in print on July 3, is the definitive and most comprehensive list of Britain’s 50 best beaches.
Brancaster made the final 10 shortlist too.
Chris Haslam, the paper's chief travel writer, chose the top 50 out of more than 800 beaches he visited around the UK’s coast.
The guide highlights the world-beating magnificence of the British seaside, and gives readers a description of the scenery and setting, as well as all the practical information needed to plan a beach day, including car parking, toilets, refreshments, shops and accommodation.
Chris Haslam said: "This has been the 15th circumnavigation of the British coast for me, and the second for my Jack Russell assistant Dave T Dog.
"Over eight weeks we've seen sunrises and sunsets, sand and shingle, surfed with dolphins and kayaked with seals.
"We've navigated canyon-like lanes to empty coves, queued to get on to urban hotspots, and, in one case, swam through a tunnel to reach an otherwise inaccessible bay.
"This is the most comprehensive and detailed beach guide available and it proves that, when the sun is shining, our beaches are the most beautiful on Earth."
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