Original article from Kent Live
Margate has been named amongst the most beautiful coastal towns in the UK.
The Kent seaside town ranked in the top ten in the research carried out by data specialists at online casino SlotsUp.
Popular UK coastal towns were rated on six different factors to give a final score out of 60 – Margate landed in ninth place with a score of 15.8, thanks to its sandy beaches and popular amusements.
The tourist hotspots were ranked on beauty, which was determined by the number of Instagram hashtags, the number of beaches, museums, galleries, walking trails and national parks, and whether it was an Area of Natural Beauty.
Margate made the top ten with a total of three beaches, 16 museums and galleries, and the third-highest number of Instagram posts with a total of 871,370.
The seaside town was beaten to the top spot by Bournemouth, which topped the list with a score of 36.1, followed by St Ives with 29.4
Top 10 most beautiful coastal towns:
- Bournemouth, Dorset – score 36.1 / 60
- St Ives, Cornwall – 29.4
- Hastings, East Sussex – 29.1
- Padstow, Cornwall – 27.4
- Ilfracombe, Devon – 26
- Salcombe, Devon- 25.4
- Llandudno, Conwy County Borough – 21.6
- Southwold, Suffolk – 18.3
- Margate, Kent – 15.8
- Filey, North Yorkshire – 14.9
Margate became a popular place for holidaymakers in the 18th century due to easy access via the Thames – it has remained a timeless seaside resort town due to the combination of old world charm and 21st century culture.
Popular landmarks include the sandy beaches, the Dreamland amusement park, and the internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary Gallery.
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