Oh we do like to be be­side the sea­side!

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NORTH Wales has three towns in the list of the top sea­side des­ti­na­tions in the UK for stay­ca­tions.

The re­gion has per­formed well in the re­search by Mar­bles, which uses data like beach rat­ings, ho­tel cost, num­ber of nearby at­trac­tions, and how many rainy days there are.

Beau­maris is the high­estg p placed North Wales town, com­ing in sev­enth in the list st of the top 40, scor­ing ng well on at­trac­tions s and ac­com­mo­da­tion costs.

Next up from the re­gion is the Queen n of Welsh re­sorts Llaan­dudno – which was placed at 11th. Re­searchers earchers were im­pressed with h the rea­son­able ho­tel costs and the num­ber of at­trac­tions.

Porth­madog, in­set, also made it on the list – down in 36th – with its low num­ber of rainy days and nice beaches nearby.

Jim Jones, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of North Wales Tourism, which rep­re­sents around 1,500 tourism-re­lated busi­nesses, was not sur­prised by the suc­cess.

He said: “I am de­lighted to see Beau­maris, Llan­dudno and Porth­madog in the top 40 for this sur­vey. “Lonely Planet named North Wales as the fourth top place to visit in the world, and Trav­elodge also put North Wales in its Top Five places for a stay­ca­tion, so it’s good to see yet an­other travel provider putting North Wales firmly on the hol­i­day map. “This sur­vey is an­other fan­tas­tic vote of con­fi­dence in what North Wales has to of­fer vis­i­tors, , with year-roundy ac­tiv­i­ties, ex­cel­lent v value for money for meals meals, qual­ity ac­commo mo­da­tion, clean be beaches and good w weather. “With a quar­ter of th the Bri­tish pop­u­la­tio tion liv­ing within a two two-hour drive of North Wales, stay­ca­tions are in­creas­ing­ly­in­cre pop­u­lar. “Fi “Fig­ures re­leas­edl dl last month by the Welsh Gov­ern­ment show that North Wales has seen an­other ex­cel­lent sea­son, with tourist providers look­ing for­ward to re­main­ing busy. “In­creas­ingly, peo­ple are de­cid­ing to visit this area thanks to the va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties – more than £100m of pri­vate money is be­ing in­vested in tourist at­trac­tions in North Wales. Plus there is a wide range of ac­com­mo­da­tion to suit all pock­ets, from ho­tel rooms through to camp sites.”

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