LONDON, August 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
St Ives is the most expensive seaside resort in the UK, according to a survey conducted by Cheaprooms.co.uk, which compared prices in 30 popular coastal destinations.
The results were compiled based on the average price for the cheapest available double room in a hotel or guest house during the month of August. Only properties located within walking distance of a beach and rated at least 3 stars were considered.
With an average rate of £164 per night, the town of St Ives in Cornwall leads the ranking. Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, and Poole, on the south coast of England, are second and third, with average rates of £132 and £128 respectively.
At the cheaper end of the scale, with an average rate of only £42 per night, the famous resort of Blackpool ranks as the most affordable UK destination. Other inexpensive places to feature include the Welsh resorts of Swansea (£56) and Llandudno (£52).
The following table shows the most expensive seaside resorts in the UK. The prices shown reflect the average daily rate for each destination's cheapest available double room, in a hotel or guest house rated at least 3 stars, for the period spanning 1-31 August 2016.
1. St. Ives (Cornwall) £164
2. Oban (Scotland) £132
3. Poole (Dorset) £128
4. Falmouth (Cornwall) £113
5. Sidmouth (Devon) £112
6. Bude (Cornwall) £84
7. Brighton (East Sussex) £84
8. Whitby (Yorkshire) £84
9. Bournemouth (Dorset) £84
10. Portrush (N. Ireland) £84
For the full results of the survey, check http://www.cheaprooms.co.uk/press/resorts16.html