Costa del Cymru: Welsh Resorts Top Towns Seeing Rise in Bank Holiday Footfall

Trips to the British seaside surged by almost 50% over the bank holiday, with Huq’s Community Vision tool revealing how some unexpected parts of the UK saw the biggest rise in visitors.

Tal-y-bont in Gwynedd, North Wales, was the coastal town that saw the biggest increase in visits and footfall during the sunshine of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend – a rise of 60% compared to the three previous weeks.

The data also identified that Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast seems to have benefitted from investment and interest this year: it saw a 52% rise in visits this past weekend, putting it in third place this year, compared to not making the top 15 risers at all in 2019.

Six East Coast resorts and four Welsh coastal towns were in the top 15, but no towns from the South East made the list, suggesting that travellers from London and the Home Counties looked further afield for their beach excursions now that they can travel again.

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    In 2019 resort towns in the South East like Jaywick and Clacton-on-Sea saw rises in visits over the Spring Bank Holiday of 38% and 16% respectively, but don’t make an appearance in this year’s list.

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