Our beaches are among the best

Woolacombe Beach was packed last August bank holiday Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Beach lovers do as well in the west of England as in Spain and Greece, according to a poll of tourists worldwide.

Woolacombe Beach in Devon was fifth in a list of best European beaches, with Porthminster Beach at St Ives in ninth place in the survey by TripAdvisor.

Woolacombe came second and Porthminster third in the list of top 10 UK beaches, which also featured Newquay and Weymouth beaches.

Here are the Top 10 UK Beaches

Porthminster Beach in St Ives made the top ten beaches in Europe Credit: ITV News West Country

These are the best in Europe:

Fistral Beach attracts surfers - and fans - from all over the world to Newquay Credit: ITV News West Country