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Unexpected Brit beach becomes only one in UK to make it into international top six

Mirror logo Mirror 13/10/2019 0:40:58 Rhys Thomas
a sandy beach next to a body of water: This Yorkshire beach has been named one of the best in the UK © Getty ImagesThis Yorkshire beach has been named one of the best in the UK

A beach in Yorkshire has been named as an unexpected entry in a list of the top six in the world.

Tripadvisor has compiled Traveller's Choice beaches that are great for kids , and includes the likes of Bondi Beach in Australia and Siesta Beach in Florida, Leeds Live reports .

But you might be surprised to learn that amongst those sandy paradises is Filey Beach - a beautiful beach just a stone's throw from Scarborough, in Yorkshire.

Filey is about an hour and a half drive from Leeds, and is a great spot to explore, particularly in the summer.

a dog lying on a beach near a body of water: The strand is a great location for children © leeds-live.co.uk/The strand is a great location for children

Explaining Filey's inclusion, Tripadvisor said: "Filey is a perfect beach for kids to explore. There is a sculpture trail that surrounds the bay, and the ancient remains of a Roman signal station can be found on the cliffs just above.

"Filey is also well-known for its rock pools, which provide hours of fun looking at marine life. Along the promenade, families will find cafes, changing facilities, a children's playground and even a crazy golf course."

a sandy beach next to a body of water: The beach is around an hour's drive from Leeds © Getty Images/iStockphotoThe beach is around an hour's drive from Leeds The beach is not the only to earn plaudits for its pristine shores.

Earlier this year, Bournemouth was crowned the UK's best beach for 2019 .

a view of a beach next to a body of water: The shoreline joins Bondi Beach in Australia and Siesta Beach in Florida as the world's best © leeds-live.co.uk/The shoreline joins Bondi Beach in Australia and Siesta Beach in Florida as the world's best

The popular seaside spot topped the list in the 2019 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards for beaches, thanks to its golden sands, swim-friendly waters and of course bustling Bournemouth itself.

Travellers rated the beach as the sixth best in Europe, and it even made the top 20 in the awards' global rankings.

It's not surprising when you consider that Bournemouth Beach offers up seven miles of golden, fine sands, with blue flag beaches that are ideal for families who flock there during the summer months.

a group of people sitting at a crowded beach: Bournemouth beach topped a list of UK beaches © PABournemouth beach topped a list of UK beaches

Check out the full list of six Travelers' Choice Beaches that are great for kids:

  • Playa de Alcúdia, Majorca
  • Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece
  • Bondi Beach, Australia
  • Siesta Beach, Florida, US
  • Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
  • Filey Beach, Yorkshire

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