The iconic West Sands at St Andrews has been named the UK’s best beach in a new survey.
Famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire, the West Sands extends for almost two miles of uninterrupted sands backed with dunes and the world-renowned golf course.
Finance website www.satsuma.co.uk surveyed more than 2,200 adults from across the UK to find out what part of the country’s coastline was their favourite, and St Andrews came out on top.
Two of the top three beaches in the UK can be found in Scotland, according to the research, with Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris coming in third.
Holkham in Norfork was sandwiched in between the two Scottish entries in second, with Rhossili Bay in Wales and Southend in Essex completing the top five.
St Brelade’s Bay Beach in Jersey, Hengistbury Head in Dorset, Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea, Fistral Beach in Cornwall and Bournemouth Beach made up the rest of the top 10.