A popular Cornish town has been named on a list of British holidaymakers' favourite seaside towns, according to a new survey.

St Ives in Cornwall came in fourth place on a list of top ten staycation destinations.

With government data finding that 68% of Brits are still opting for staycations this bank holiday weekend and are not yet comfortable with foreign travel.

With holidaymaker’s keen to get a taste of the seaside without heading abroad, Brits have been voting on a number of coastal towns to determine the UK’s favourites.

The survey by McCarthy Stone, saw 2,700 surveyed to find which of the most popular seaside towns came out as the UK’s favourite.

Unsurprisingly, the results show that Brits are very appreciative of coastlines from all corners of the nation.

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The south coast’s gems came out on top overall, with Salcombe, Weymouth and St. Ives scoring highly

Salcombe, with its pastel-hued, picturesque harbour, came out on top, with almost a fifth of the vote (18.5%).

Weymouth in Dorset came second with 16 per cent, boasting several popular beaches, and was announced as the number one beach in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017, and has also previously been ranked ninth best beach in Europe.

Third place was given to Whitby in north Yorkshire (12%), which boasts ties with Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the imposing Abbey ruins which look over the highly-voted harbour below.

St Ives on the Cornish coast came fourth with 11.7 per cent of the vote, having recently hosted the G7 Leaders Summit which saw the likes of Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson all enjoy the Cornish coastal town's offerings.