Northumberlands beaches come as the least-trodden but the highest ratedBeach Named Most Underrated In England

With summer holiday season fast approaching and the weather becoming sunnier, new research from CV Villas reveals England’s most beautiful, underrated beaches to visit. The list highlights the best lesser-known beaches in the country, that are perfect to explore if you’re looking for a staycation or just a day-trip.

CV Villas crunched the data of hundreds of English beaches to find those which are most loved but least reviewed on TripAdvisor. The data reveals that Northumberland’s Embleton Bay is the most underrated beach with 90.5% excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, the glorious stretch of coastline is perfect for paddling and the beach it is overlooked by the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Northumberland features another three times on the top 10, with Ross Back Sands Beach, Bamburgh Beach and Warkworth Beach also making the list.

There’s an even split of beach in the north and south on the list, with three Cornish beaches featuring and two beautiful coastal locations on the Isles of Scilly. Marske Sands Beach in Yorkshire is the only beach in Yorkshire to make the list, placing as the 6th most underrated beach in England.

Top 10 Most Underrated English Beaches (based on the percentage of reviews which are excellent)

  1. Embleton Bay, Northumberland


  1. Ross Back Sands Beach, Northumberland


  1. Porthcressa Beach, Isles of Scilly


  1. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland


  1. Lundy Bay, Cornwall


  1. Marske Sands Beach, Yorkshire


  1. Porth Joke Beach, Cornwall


  1. Gwithian Beach, Cornwall


  1. Rushy Bay, Isles of Scilly


  1. Warkworth Beach, Northumberland


Tristan Symondson, Managing Director at CV Villas commented: “This summer will be different from any we have known before with sun-seekers actively looking to avoid crowds and head for quieter spots. We wanted to provide a useful, inspirational resource to bring some quieter, but much-loved beaches to the fore. Whether people are staying at home or looking to head abroad as soon as they can, our list of stunning beaches is the perfect starting point for sun, sand and sea inspiration.”

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