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
These are the best in Europe: