The best seaside town in Sussex has been revealed

An annual survey has announced which seaside town is the best-rated in Sussex.

An annual survey has announced which seaside town is the best-rated in Sussex.

From the 4,303 people who took part in the Which? survey, Rye was determined to be the best seaside town across East and West Sussex.

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People were asked to rate seaside towns and villages based on eight categories – beaches, seafront/pier, food and drink, tourist attractions, scenery, shopping, peace and quiet, and value for money.

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Each category was scored out of five, with an overall destination score being decided.

Rye, which is two miles from the sea, placed 22nd overall with a score of 76 per cent.

The category scores were:

Food and drink = 4/5

Tourist attractions = 3/5

Scenery = 4/5

Shopping = 4/5

Peace and quiet = 3/5

Value for money = 3/5

The town did not receive a rating in the beach and seafront/pier categories.

Bamburgh, a village in Northumberland, retained the title of Britain’s best seaside destination.

With a population of around 400, the village gained a score of 87 per cent.

Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel, said, “The British seaside hasn’t boomed like this since the 1960s.

Holidaymakers had such a fantastic time in their caravans, tents and beach lodges over the past two years that a coastal break on home shores is on the cards for many, even with restrictions on overseas travel lifted.”