Weymouth beach named best in UK

Weymouth beach has been named as the best in the country Credit: PA

Weymouth beach has been named as the UK's best beach and 9th in Europe by travellers.

The ranking was based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months. The three mile stretch was praised for offering seaside attractions such as Punch and Judy, donkey rides and live music on the travel site TripAdvisor.

Jason Osborne, of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said the award was "a huge accolade" for the beach and the town.

The beach was also named 9th best in Europe Credit: PA

The top 10 beaches in the UK according to TripAdvisor are: