Brighton tops list of most popular coastal towns according to Instagram
From a list of hundreds of contenders, the top 30 reveals a wonderful variety of seaside towns located all over the country, from Scotland to Cornwall. The number one spot is taken by Brighton, East Sussex – with nearly four times as many hashtags used than Bournemouth which came in at second place.
Premier Inn has analysed social media data to reveal the most ‘grammed coastal towns in the UK. By looking at the number of hashtags used for every coastal town since the beginning of the year, the hotel chain pinpointed the top 30 most picturesque coastal places according to the photo-sharing app of 2018.
With an eclectic mix of a classic seaside and a vibrant town, there are photo opportunities wherever you turn in Brighton. Filled with award-winning restaurants, historic landmarks and lively bars, it’s no surprise that Brighton has come out top of the list. After you’ve visited the pebble beach and Brighton’s two piers (the Palace and West Pier), take a stroll round the colourful North Laine for a mix of independent shops and cool cafes.
One of England’s most popular seaside resorts, Bournemouth is the perfect coastal town to visit in the summer months. The town itself is home to seven miles of sandy beaches that will rival any paradise beach abroad, and there is a wealth of activities along the coastline to enjoy. Seaside favourites like crazy golf, zip lines and arcades can all be found here.
A surfer’s paradise, one of Newquay biggest draws is its impressive beaches which are regularly voted as some of the best in the country. When the weather is fine, there’s nothing better that grabbing a board and trying your hand at surfing. If you’ve never tried before, not to worry – there are a number of surf schools that can teach you the basics.
A historic seaside town, visitors have been flocking to Southsea since the Victorian times. As well as a beautiful shoreline, the town of Southsea also boasts a wonderful mix of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Albert Road is a great place to head to, it’s a lovely spot to pick up antiques or unique vintage finds.
You’ll never run out of things to do in Blackpool, the town is full of activities and attractions that make it the fifth most Instagrammed coastal town in the country. Along with the beach, Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Pleasure Beach are two of the most famous attractions that bring in thousands of tourists a year.
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