A "traditional" town on the Suffolk coast has been named the UK's best seaside destination. 

Travel site Camping and Caravanning Club compiled a list of the top 26 holiday spots with nearby campsites for a coastal getaway. 

"Fish and chips, the wind blowing through your hair, and a cheeky seagull thrown in for entertainment are just some of the things that come to mind when planning a seaside holiday in the UK," said the guide.

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Southwold took the top spot on the list, beating St Ives in Cornwall and Weymouth in Dorset to first place. 

Speaking about the coastal town, the travel guide said: "Head to the charming Suffolk Heritage Coast to explore the traditional seaside town of Southwold. 

"Food and drink are a focal point here with a tour of Adnams Brewery adjacent to the lighthouse which is a must during your visit. 

"Southwold is a great destination year-round, whether you plan to visit during the summer for an ice cream or in the winter for blustery walks and cosy pub lunches."