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Southend named one of UK's best seaside towns in new study

PUBLISHED: 12:16 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:16 18 June 2019

Southend on Sea (c) ol'pete, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Southend on Sea (c) ol'pete, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Southend has been named in the list of the UK's best seaside towns for families in a new study run by dayoutwiththekids.co.uk

With trips to the seaside a childhood highlight for many generations, researchers used a variety of factors including number of beaches, average temperature, family friendliness, cost of an ice cream and number of Instagram hashtags to score Britain's best coastal resorts, with Southend on Sea finishing in 13th place.

As well as revealing the best seaside destinations in the country, the study by dayoutwiththekids.co.uk also revealed the key elements making up the ideal seaside holiday, with a survey of more than 2,000 people.

Southend is named as having the fewest rainy days while it is also ranked as the best coastal resort in East Anglia, beating the likes of Southwold (25th), Great Yarmouth (34th), Lowestoft (41st) and Cromer (43rd).

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