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Isle of Wight beach named in top 10

Mon 11 Apr 2011

Isle of Wight beach named in top 10

An Isle of Wight beach has been named one of the best resorts in the country.

TripAdvisor selected the top ten destinations in the UK and placed Shanklin beach in its rundown.

Other spots in the south of the country proved popular with holidaymakers, who contributed to the poll by the review site.

Spokeswoman Emma O'Boyle said: "Vast numbers of Brits jet off to traditional Mediterranean beaches every year, yet a British beach resort has out-classed all its Spanish, French and Italian counterparts in the awards."

Isle of Wight Council explains Shanklin is part of Sandown Bay, where there is plenty to do for people of all tastes.

Lifeguards patrol the shore and there are designated safe bathing areas for visitors to enjoy, as well as numerous amenities in the nearby town.

Many water sports enthusiasts head to the area, which has received the Seaside Award Flag since 1996, the body notes.

Posted by Jon Noble
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