Our seaside town has one of the UK’s best beaches – and even celebs love it
A STUNNING seaside town in the UK is home to one of the best beaches in the country.
And not only do locals love it, but it’s even popular with famous celebrities.
Wales’ Porth Iago beach is found on the northwest side of the Llyn Peninsula.
It was named the best wild camping beach in Wales, while the Sunday Times called it the Llŷn Peninsula’s “prettiest beach”.
Last year the campsite even landed the North Wales category of Channel 4’s The Perfect Pitch series, too.
The private beach isn’t each to get to due to a steep walk and drivers need to go through private land to get there.
However, tourists are greeted by a sandy cove sheltered by the cliffs as well as clear blue waters.
Some holidaymakers have even spotted dolphins while at the beach.
Despite it not having any facilities, visitors can use the nearby toilet and shower block at the campsite, while a burger van sells hot snacks during the summer season.
One tourist described the beach as a “little utopia,” adding: “With no hint of hyperbole, this little sandy cove with crystal clear water is one of the best beaches in the world.”
Locals have even dubbed it both a “paradise” and a “hidden gem” by locals.
Local Chris Whitfield, 70, told The Sun: ”It’s a beautiful spot and attracts a lot of people. We are very lucky to live in this area. It’s a hidden gem.”
Another unnamed local said: ”When the sun is shining there are few better places to be.”
However, calling it a hidden gem may be optimistic.
Last year, it was so popular that tourists were turned away in the summer months.
Site owner Chris told local media: “Last summer a coach party from Birmingham called to ask if they could come and we said that, unfortunately, they couldn’t.
“They came anyway, so we had to turn them back. They drove all the way back to Birmingham.”
And a nearby campsite worker said they limit their pitches so it doesn’t “spoil the beach”.
Locals say it doesn’t just attract everyday Brits – it draws in celebrities, too.
Residents say they’ve spotted the 007’s Daniel Craig walking the Llyn Peninsula bay’s sandy shores, along with Wagatha Christie star Coleen Rooney.
The Welsh-speaking area was also where singer Duffy was brought up and where adventurer Bear Grylls has bought an island home.
The UK is home to a number of beautiful seaside towns.
One holiday resort in the country has been likened to Santorini – although locals want to keep it a secret.
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