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Brits have been voting on their favourite coastal spots – and poor old Skegness hasn't fared well.
Crowds, public loos and busy local shops could all pose a problem.
You should stare down seagulls to save your chips, research has found. A new study by the University of Exeter discovered that seagulls are less likely to steal food when they’re being stared at. Researchers found that the birds took 21 seconds longer on average to steal chips while they were being watched.
Nearly 60% of the more than 4,500 beaches sampled in 2018 had at least one day of unsafe bacteria levels.
Scientists and volunteers on the west coast of the US are asking private beach owners to lend their land - so grey whales can decompose there. With a large amount having washed ashore so far this year, experts are calling it an “unusual mortality event”.
Two 14 year old boys were saved from being swept out to sea over the weekend by the Lyme Regis RNLI crew. Both the boys went for a swim to cool off as the UK sizzled in the heatwave, but were soon swept away to sea by strong current. They struggled to swim in the cold waters but were safely rescued and brought ashore.
Here are the top holiday spots, as voted by Lonely Planet, if you’re thinking of staying in Europe this summer. From Icelandic glaciers to Croatian music festivals, this list has you covered no matter what your dream holiday is.