Portpatrick Shines Among UK’s Coastal Gems in The Times’ Top 20 Seaside Towns

Portpatrick has achieved a well-deserved honour – being selected as one of the UK’s top seaside towns by The Times newspaper. This recognition not only celebrates the town’s enduring appeal but also shines a light on the exceptional coastal offerings of our region.

The town was joined by two fellow Scottish coastal destinations, Troon in South Ayrshire, and Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, in claiming well-deserved spots on the list.

The inclusion of Portpatrick in this distinguished list is a moment of celebration for all of us in Dumfries and Galloway. It underscores the exceptional beauty and charm that we have long known and cherished. As the news of this recognition spreads, we can take pride in knowing that our coastal treasure has captured the hearts of The Times and the wider UK audience, drawing attention to the splendour that lies right on our doorstep.

Here is the full list of top seaside locations:

1. St Ives, Cornwall
2. Troon, South Ayrshire
3. Brighton, East Sussex
4. Ilfracombe, Devon
5. Margate, Kent
6. Lyme Regis, Dorset
7. Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
8. Tobermory, Isle of Mull
9. Llandudno, Conwy
10. Portrush, County Antrim
11. St Andrews, Fife
12. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
13. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
14. Lymington, Hampshire
15. Dungeness, Kent
16. Whitby, Yorkshire
17. Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
18. Whitstable, Kent
19. Exmouth, Devon
20. Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

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