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The UK's prettiest seaside towns

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: Named the UK’s best seaside town by Which? in 2022, this town on the Northumberland coast has a five-star beach stretching for three miles (4.8km), backed by dunes and the dramatic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle. It was once home to Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who risked her life to rescue others in a terrible storm in 1838. The lighthouse where she lived is still there, and the RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the story in full.

Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

Named the UK’s best seaside town by Which? in 2022, this town on the Northumberland coast has a five-star beach stretching for three miles (4.8km), backed by dunes and the dramatic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle. It was once home to Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who risked her life to rescue others in a terrible storm in 1838. The lighthouse where she lived is still there, and the RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the story in full.

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