Brighton, Sussex, England (PRWEB UK) 27 June 2014
A recent survey conducted by the Campetition.co.uk has seen Britons name Brighton as their favourite UK beach, narrowly beating Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall.
Martin Smith, owner of the Campetition.co.uk website, said, "Being based in Sussex, we're delighted for Brighton to get the recognition it deserves, especially with construction beginning on the i360 tower next week."
At 600ft tall, the tower on Brighton seafront will be the UK's tallest visitor attraction outside of London.
He continued, "Although we only have pebbles, at least there's no algae to scrape off like on Preston Beach in Devon this week!"
Sussex beaches were the surprise hit, being one of only two counties with multiple entries in the top ten.
In the same survey, both Newquay and Blackpool, which appeared in 4th spot, were named amongst the most disappointing places to visit. With the Met Office reporting that May was the sixth month in a row of above average temperatures for the UK and Conservative MP Helen Grant suggesting that staycations were a potential solution to the UK's ongoing passport crisis, the country's beaches are set to be busier than ever this summer.
The Epic Summer 2014 Campetition launched this week, offering Brits the chance to win a share of more than £9,000 worth of prizes and holidays in the UK's biggest camping competition. You can have your say on Britain's best features by entering at http://www.campetition.co.uk and completing this month's survey.
Notes to editors:
For more information, images, interviews or detailed survey results please contact Martin Smith on 01293 344449 or at martin(at)digitaloutdoors(dot)co(dot)uk.
The Campetition.co.uk is the UK's biggest camping competition website.
In the 16 months since launch, the site has given away almost 500 camping and outdoor prizes and holidays worth over £37,000 to 400+ winners. More than 30,000 people have entered the monthly contests which have been regularly featured on popular websites such as MoneySavingExpert.com and HotUKDeals.com.
The full list of brands involved is available on the website: http://www.campetition.co.uk/contributors
1,520 people responded to our survey as part of entering the Beach
Essentials Campetition in May 2014.
In response to the open question "What is your favourite beach in the UK?", the top 10 responses were:
2) Fistral Beach, Newquay
7) Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
8) Camber Sands
In response to the open question "What is the most disappointing place you have visited in the UK?", the top 10 responses were:
6) Great Yarmouth