Woolacombe Bay has topped the TripAdvisor charts to be crowned the best UK beach for a second year in a row.

North Devon can boast the best rated beach in the UK for a second year running.

Woolacombe has been crowned number one in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2016.

Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos was voted the number one beach in the world, and Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera was voted number one in Europe.

James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesman, said: “Golden sands and azure waters may seem a million miles away from a cold February in the UK, but visiting some of the world’s best rated beaches might be more affordable than you’d think.”