12 best beaches in England according to TikTok – including 4 in Dorset

The school holidays have arrived with the prospect of sunny weather – what better time to to go to the beach.

By analyzing data from the popular social media platform, they discovered the most tagged and viewed beaches, uncovering the most popular coastal locations.


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Top 12 beaches in England according to TikTok

Brighton Beach tops TikTok’s list of best beaches. Photo: PA

Out on top was a pebble beach Brighton with 54.2 million views on TikTok.

Despite missing out on the top spot, Dorset did well in the list, with four distinct places in the top 12, with WeymouthWest Bay, Bournemouth and Sandbanks Harbor beaches.

Three beaches in Kent – Palm Bay Beach, Herne Bay and Botany Bay – also made the list, along with Carbis Bay Beach and Porth Joke Beach in Cornwall.

Here is the full list:

  1. Brighton Beach, East Sussex – 54.2 million views
  2. Weymouth Beach, Dorset – 42.9 million views
  3. West Bay, Dorset – 17.3 million views
  4. Palm Bay Beach, Kent – 12.6 million views
  5. Bournemouth Beach, Dorset – 12.2 million views
  6. Herne Bay, Kent – 11.1 million views
  7. Carbis Bay Beach, Cornwall – 10.7 million views
  8. Sandbanks Harbor Beach, Dorset – 7.9 million views
  9. Porth Joke Beach, Cornwall – 7.6 million views
  10. Crosby Beach, Merseyside – 7.6 million views
  11. Botany Bay, Kent – 7.5 million views
  12. Blackpool Beach, Lancashire – 5.3 million views

Dorset destinations in the list of best beaches

Bournemouth Echo: Weymouth Beach was Dorset's highest location on TikToks' best beaches list.  Photo: PAWeymouth Beach was Dorset’s highest location on TikToks’ best beaches list. Photo: PA

Weymouth Beach

With its award-winning sandy beach, Weymouth is well equipped for children’s summer holidays with a free summer entertainment program from July to August. The beach also offers stunning views, with TikTok users watching Weymouth Beach content 42.9 million times.

the west bay

Ranked on TikTok as the third most popular beach in England, it’s one of the best for coastal walks, fishing and scuba diving with 17.3m of views!

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach is one of the best beaches for family outings with their LV=Kidzone program to keep the kids occupied during the holidays. There is also the option to book a beach hut which has helped the beach reach 12.2m views on TikTok!

Sandbanks Harbor Beach

With an average Sandbanks property priced at over £1.3m, it’s most certainly a hot spot to visit this summer with its beautiful sandy beaches reaching over 7.5m views – you might even catch a glimpse some celebrities during your visit!

To learn more about the other locations on the list, visit the Parkdean Resorts website.

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