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UK Beaches and Coast

British Beaches Infographic about the coast and beaches of the United Kingdom. Beside the Seaside Nobody in the UK lives more There are At 6000 kms, more than 200 the UK's coast is one of the longest in Europe Beaches in the than 80 miles United from the Kingdom seashore For every one Weymouth was the UK's first At 18 miles, square metre of beach, there are 163 billion grains of sand. Chesil Beach seaside resort, established in is the longest in the United 1879. Kingdom. Two Types of Seahorse Inhabit UK 11 Metres Coastal Waters: The Short Snouted The largest fish in UK coastal waters is the Basking Shark, which spans 11 and Seahorse and the Long Snouted metres. Seahorse 150,000 80% Our coast is home to more than 150,000 purpoises - The UK has one of the most important sea bird colonies on the planet - 80% of gannets in they're also known as Puffing Pigs. the world breed on our coast. The Grey Seal 8. 3000 Orcas Blakeney Point is home to the UK's largest grey seal A pod comprising 8 Orca Killer Whales resides on colony. 3000 pups are the western coast of born every year. Scotland Popular Watersports 0000 500,000 There are more than 500,000 regular surfers according to the British Surfing Association. 362,000 Over 360,000 people enjoy small sailboat racing in the UK, according to the Royal Yachting Association. The Royal Yachting Association also estimates that around 176,000 people enjoy stand-up paddleboarding. 176,000 It is estimated that over 120,000 123,000 people enjoy windsurfing on the UK's coastal waters. Percentage of English Seaside Trips Taken by County/Region South West England 6%% South East England 11% North West England 40% 11% Yorkshire and the Humber East of England 13% 17% East Midlands North East England Domestic Tourism - Percentage of Annual Visitors by Destination Type (118.6 Million) 17% Large Town/City 42% Seaside/Coast 19% Small Town Countryside/Village 23% Sources: www. visitbritain.org, www.tourismalliance.com Blue Flag Beach es The Blue Flag Award is considered the gold standard for beaches. It's awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Educaton. Blue Flag Certification is awarded to a beach that satisfies: environmental education, water quality, environmental management, safety and services. There are 71 Wales has 44 Blue Flag Blue Flag Beaches on the Beaches - the coast of most per mile in England. the UK There are 5 Blue Northern Flag Beaches Ireland's coast situated on the features a total coast of of 8 Blue Flag Scotland. Beaches Sources www.visitbritain.org www.tourismalliance.com, www.thebeachguide.co.uk www.blueflag.global www.rya.org.uk Cottages2Rent

UK Beaches and Coast

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Infographic about some of the UK's best beaches with details of marine-life, blue flag awards and popular water-based activities.

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