The Northumberland village named one of the top UK holiday destinations for 2022

A village on the Northumberland coast has been named as one of the top 10 holiday destinations in the UK for 2022.

Beadnell came sixth in the top 10 most popular UK destinations, according to new research by Sykes Holiday Cottages.

The village is famed for its beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay, which attracts those seeking peace and tranquillity along with a fair few water sports lovers.

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Its small selection of places to eat, Bait at Beadnell, Beadnell Towers, Salt Water Cafe, and The Craster Arms are all highly rated – with the latter voted the Best Pub in Northumberland at the 2021 National Pub and Bar Awards in July.

Alex Clark, who has been visiting Beadnell for more than 25 years, said: “What makes it a great destination is that it’s close to lots of things but it’s out the way enough to still be special.”

Seahouses is just a five minute drive from Beadnell, while you can get to Bamburgh and its castle within 15 minutes.

Alex was first taken to Beadnell at six months old, and says that his parents and grandparents had long been visiting there before him.

He continued: “For me personally, it’s the little community that’s involved that I have grown up with that makes it special. If I go into the pub, I’ll know about four or five people and that’s a big part of what I love there.”

For those who are planning their 2022 staycation and looking beyond Northumberland, they won’t have to travel too far.

Several destinations on the list were within a three hour drive of Newcastle, with Whitby, Scarborough and Filey in Yorkshire all making the top ten, as well as Bowness-On-Windermere in Cumbria.

And a trip to the seaside was the most popular choice, with nine of the ten destinations coastal towns. The only one that wasn’t – Bowness-On-Windermere, is next to the country’s biggest lake.

The full list of the top 10 most popular UK destinations for 2022:

1. Whitby, North Yorkshire

2. Scarborough, North Yorkshire

3. Crantock, Cornwall

4. Llandudno, Conwy

5. Benllech, Isle of Anglesey

6. Beadnell, Northumberland

7. Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria

8. Newquay, Cornwall

9. Filey, North Yorkshire

10. Trearddur, Isle of Anglesey

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