A seaside village in North Wales has been named among the most beautiful in Britain.

Despite flights to hot and sandy spots abroad becoming cheaper and easier to obtain, the UK coastline still provides a strong pull for many Brits.

With this in mind, The Telegraph has released a list of Britain's 20 most beautiful seaside villages.

The Leader: Three seaside villages in Wales were named among the most beautiful in Britain.Three seaside villages in Wales were named among the most beautiful in Britain. (Image: Getty Images)

The news outlet introduced the list: "There’s just something about the British seaside – we do really love to be beside it.

"Even in an era of cheap and easy flights to hot and sandy places, the idea of hanging out on the UK coast still manages to exert a strong pull.

"Specifically, in its little villages. Spots that don’t have outskirts uglified by trading estates; that do have streets – variously wonky, steep and maze-like – that allow us to pretend it’s a previous, less-fraught century.

"Maybe it’s in our bones, as an island nation, to be drawn to the sea. Maybe it’s just hypocritical nostalgia: we want those cute old cottages to be lived in by actual fishermen, though we also want them refurbed with tasteful nauticalia, so we can hire them to play out our own coast-living fantasies. 

"Whatever. Few of us can resist that dazzle of whitewash teetering on a cliff, that glint of flint beside a salt marsh, that harbour bobbing with boats and that soundtrack: seagulls, shanties, waves on rocks, sand and shingle.

"This means, come summer, any village with a modicum of cute will be bursting at the seams."

The Leader: Porthdinllaen was also recently revealed as having one of the best secret beaches in the UK.Porthdinllaen was also recently revealed as having one of the best secret beaches in the UK. (Image: Getty Images)

The list features locations from all over the UK including Yorkshire, Devon and Pembrokeshire.

The 20 most beautiful seaside villages in Britain

The most beautiful seaside villages in Britain, according to The Telegraph, are:

  1. Beer, Devon
  2. Runswick Bay, Yorkshire
  3. Portsoy, Aberdeenshire
  4. Llangrannog, Ceredigion
  5. Cadgwith, Cornwall
  6. Walberswick, Suffolk
  7. St Abbs, Berwickshire
  8. Kimmeridge, Dorset
  9. West Wittering, East Sussex
  10. Polperro, Cornwall
  11. St Monans, Fife
  12. Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight
  13. Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula
  14. Kingsand & Cawsand, Cornwall
  15. Cley, Norfolk
  16. Craster, Northumberland
  17. Solva, Pembrokeshire
  18. Porlock Weir, Somerset
  19. Plockton, Wester Ross
  20. Clovelly, Devon

You can see the full list and more details about each seaside location on The Telegraph website.

Seaside village in North Wales named among the most beautiful in Britain

Porthdinllaen was one of three locations in Wales named among the most beautiful seaside villages in Britain by The Telegraph.

The news outlet said: "The Llŷn National Landscape is, indeed, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

"Lively Abersoch is one of the peninsula’s most popular villages but, for something more low-key, make for minuscule Porthdinllaen.

"Huddled on a promontory, jutting west of Morfa Nefyn – itself, a lovely, sandy spot – Porthdinllaen is a time-warp fishing village where you can hide away in one of the old stone houses, watch the fishermen bring in their catch, SUP on the calm waters and raise a glass at the sea-salty Tŷ Coch Inn (tycoch.co.uk)."

The beautiful seaside village also boasts one of the best secret beaches in the UK, according to The Independent.


The highlight of Porthdinllaen, according to The Telegraph, is "leaving your car in the village car park (only residents can drive in) and feeling wonderfully out on a limb".

The best viewpoint can be found above the lifeboat station - which can be accessed by following the the 2.5-mile Porthdinllaen marine trail.

If you are planning a visit to the beautiful seaside village and are looking for somewhere to stay, The Telegraph recommended Tri-a-Hanner (from £268 for two nights).