Blackpool named world's second best shoreline

Blackpool boasts seven miles of golden sands with award-winning theme parks and attractions - and now a new study has praised it for having the second best shoreline in the world.

The locations were rated based on the clarity of the horizon, sea colour, sand quality, cleanliness, interesting features, air quality and the weather.

He went about formulating a mathematical equation in a bid to scientifically prove which shoreline is the most seductive.

Others to make the top ten were Cape Town in South Africa, Cavelossim in India, Krabi in Thailand and Whitehaven Beach in Australia.

“All countries have good and bad shorelines; however some are stunning in their unpretentious beauty combined with iconic features. Shorelines such as Dubai in UAE score well across all elements of the formula, whilst others such as Inchydoney in Ireland offer wonderful experiences with the added benefit of attracting smaller crowds.” It’s great news for Blackpool and only highlights how much the resort has developed in recent years. The resort has seen continued investment including £350m spent on upgrading the promenade and sea wall defences to the investment in improving Blackpool’s sea water and beaches.

The best shorelines in the world 2016

  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. Blackpool, United Kingdom
  3. Gulf of Mexico, United States of America
  4. Cape Cod National Seashore, United States of America
  5. Inchydoney, West Cork, Ireland
  6. Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia
  7. Cape Town, South Africa
  8. Cavelossim, Goa, India
  9. Krabi, Thailand
  10. Whitehaven Beach, Whitehaven Islands, Australia

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