Original article from Kent Live
If the taste of freedom has the sun, sea and sand (or shingle) calling your name – look no further than the Kentish coastline.
There’s a real variety of seaside towns in Kent – but Dungeness has been named as the best.
The town came out on top in a new study by consumer watchdog Which?, ranking higher than any other Kent area among nearly 100 UK destinations.
Around 4,000 visitors rated their recent trips to the destinations on their beaches, attractions, value for money, peace and quiet, and scenery.
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Dungeness was awarded five out of five stars for peace and quiet. This will be especially valuable this year given that uncertainty over foreign trips has seen a booking boom in staycations.
It also gained full stars for value for money.
It ranked lowest for attractions, attaining just two stars – but the unique beauty of Dungeness is more than enough to keep visitors occupied.
And visitors agreed, awarding the town with an overall score of 4 stars out of 5 for scenery.
The vast expanse of shingle and the desert-like scenery is unlike anywhere else, making it a less ordinary beach trip.
With its lighthouses, derelict wooden huts, abandoned fishing boats and thriving wildlife, Dungeness is great for exploring and hiking.
There are pubs just a stone's throw from the sea offering home cooked food, as well as Dungeness Snack Shack which serves up delicious seafood.
List of best to worst
According to the Which? survey, the following Kent seaside towns featured on the list of the best in the UK.
This is how they scored:
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