Best 'hidden' UK beaches to explore - with Teesside and North Yorkshire dominating list

Several Yorkshire beaches have been recognised among the top 10 "hidden" UK beaches to visit this summer, according to a recent list.

Teesside's Saltburn Beach made it onto the list in joint tenth place, alongside Troon Beach and Achmelvich Beach, both in Scotland.

Filey Beach, Runswick Bay and Whitby also secured spots on the list, with Botany Bay in Kent and Kynance Cove in Cornwall jointly taking the top spot. Filey Beach was the highest-ranking Yorkshire beach, securing sixth place. Runswick Bay followed closely in seventh place, while Whitby Beach shared eighth place with Barmouth Beach in Wales.

Betfair Casino, which compiled the list, said it was "no surprise" that Botany Bay took first place, given its location on the stunning Kent coast. The hidden gem, which many have on their bucket lists, offers much to explore around its dramatic coastline and beautiful white cliffs.

Also sharing first place was Kynance Cove, a secluded haven located on the eastern side of Mount Bay. Known for its white sands, crystal clear turquoise waters and red Serpentinite cliffs, visitors are promised not to be disappointed.

The top 10 hidden beaches in the UK, as ranked by Betfair Casino, are:

Botany Bay, Kent and Kynance Cove, Cornwall.

Weymouth Beach, Dorset.

Cuckmere Haven Beach, Seaford, East Sussex.

Blackpool Beach, Lancashire.

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland and Cromer Beach, Norfolk.

Filey Beach, North Yorkshire and Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire.

Runswick Bay , Yorkshire and West Wittering Beach, Sussex.

Barmouth Beach, Wales and Whitby Beach , Yorkshire.

Oxwich Bay, Wales.

Troon Beach, South Ayrshire, Saltburn Beach, Teesside, and Achmelvich Beach, Inverness, Scotland.

The popularity of each beach was measured by a unique index score - based on the number of hashtags and views each venue has racked up on Instagram as well as Trip Advisor rankings - with the lower the overall index score the higher the ranking.