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Summer is here, and while many of us may not be jetting off to foreign lands, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy a splendid staycation right here in the UK. In a recent article by the Daily Express, four Sussex beaches have been named among the top 10 in the country, with Brighton clinching the coveted first place!

Brighton: The Crown Jewel

Brighton has been awarded the number one spot, and it’s easy to see why. Located just 47 miles south of London, Brighton is a vibrant city that attracts millions of visitors each year. The Daily Express highlights its bustling atmosphere, bolstered by a large student population from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. The city’s eclectic mix of cultural events, shopping, and nightlife make it a perennial favourite.

Worthing: A Seaside Gem

Coming in at number 9 is Worthing, a charming seaside town in West Sussex. Worthing is celebrated for its picturesque seafront and rich cultural heritage, dating back to the Bronze Age. The town’s Highdown Gardens offer stunning views over the English Channel, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Eastbourne: Natural Beauty Meets Modern Amenities

Eastbourne takes the 8th spot on the list. This large town and seaside resort in East Sussex is renowned for its blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. One of its main attractions is Beachy Head, a chalk headland with scenic walking trails that offer breathtaking views. Eastbourne’s combination of natural landscapes and contemporary conveniences makes it a perfect getaway.

Hastings: A Historic Haven

Hastings, securing the 5th position, is a town steeped in history. Known for the Battle of Hastings in 1066, this East Sussex town offers a rich tapestry of historical significance and stunning coastal views. The Daily Express praises its unique blend of historic charm and natural beauty, making it a captivating destination for visitors.

So, whether you’re a local or planning a visit, these Sussex beaches offer a delightful mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Pack your bags and head to the coast for an unforgettable summer staycation!

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