Guradian readers were asked to make their nominations and these were whittled down to just twelve: Blackpool (Lancashire), Brighton (East Sussex), Broadstairs (Kent),Kinsale (County Cork), Looe (Cornwall), North Berwick (East Lothian), Portstewart (County Derry), Southwold (Suffolk), St Andrews (Fife), St David?s (Pembrokeshire), St Ives (Cornwall), Whitby (North Yorkshire).
A group of judges including the likes of Rick Stein and Bill Bryson then had to make their choices.
Broadstairs, with its four delightful beaches, old-fashioned sensibilities, exquisite ice-cream shop (Morelli?s Parlour) and eccentric Punch and Judy show drew some strong support.
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