The beautiful seaside town strangely named the ‘worst’ in Yorkshire

According to Which? The worst seaside town in Yorkshire is Bridlington in East Yorkshire.

The resort has been damned with the bottom spot based on a number of visitor reviews, which ranked it on everything from its scenery to its value for money. And the overall score that Bridlington got was a measly 61 percent, compared to the 85 percent awarded to the highest scorer (Bamburgh in Northumberland).

The beach-ranking data has come from more than 4,000 UK visitors, who have shared their thoughts on the many UK locations with Which? The consumer testing company has then compiled the reviews in a table, showing the very best and the very worst that the British coast has to offer.

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And, of all the seaside towns in Yorkshire, Bridlington came last. The resort scored poorly for offering peace and quiet, and it also scored poorly for offering value for money; with both categories being awarded just two stars.

But Bridlington scored disastrously for attractions, with just one star awarded for this category. This undoubtedly brought the overall score down a lot, as even the four-star overall rating for the beach itself was not enough to pull it up the rankings.

We have broken down the categories below, so that you can see how Bridlington scored in the battle of the beaches.

Beach

Unsurprisingly, one of the first things that visitors were asked to review was the beach (or beaches, in this case). And Bridlington scored highly for this category – with a whopping four stars. A pretty glowing review for a beach!

The huge expanse of golden sand welcomes thousands of visitors each year, with people flocking to the seaside town for a sunny staycation when the warm weather makes an appearance. There is plenty of room for families to enjoy themselves, even during the busy peak season.

Reviewers were a big fan of the beach itself but, sadly, this was not enough to bring Bridlington up from its lowly position in the table.

Attractions

Bridlington got the lowest possible score for its attractions on offer, with reviewers giving it just one star overall for this category. Though the beach has a spacious promenade to the rear, visitors are clearly wishing that there was more there to enjoy.

Many seaside towns, such as Whitby, have long offered mini fairs and other events, with rides for the kids and things for families to do. Bridlington is a little more understated, catering to those that enjoy a quiet stroll along the promenade.

Scenery

Bridlington got three stars for the scenery on offer, so not a great score but not a bad one either. This is unusual, because it is in an area that is known for being quite beautiful, with the Yorkshire Wolds right on its doorstep.

Wander along the beach-top path and you will be met with a breathtaking display of cliff edges meeting the blue sea, with lush greenery atop the dramatic cliffs themselves.

Peace and Quiet

Bridlington did not score very well on this front, either. The overall score for peace and quiet in Bridlington was just two stars, which means that visitors were hoping for a little more of a relaxing experience.

Value for Money

Visitors were also not impressed with how much they had to spend on their trip to Bridlington, with the resort scoring poorly for value for money. For this category, it scored just two stars.

Bridlington is a popular resort according to TripAdvisor reviews, and one thing that is mentioned is the affordable food and drink on offer near the beaches.

But the consumers at Which? Were not impressed and had been left wanting a little bit more bang for their buck from Bridlington.

Do you agree with the survey results about Bridlington? Let us know in the comments!

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