The 10 most expensive seaside towns in the UK for a day out

With the weather expected to slowly warm up over the next few days, many families may be planning a trip to the seaside to soak up the sun.

A single scoop ice cream cone costs £3.00 in Salcombe (Photo: Getty Images)

However, new research has revealed that the cost of a trip to the seaside could be up to 60 per cent more expensive than usual, depending on which town you visit. A study by VoucherCodes.co.uk analysed the cost of a regular portion of fish and chips, an ice cream cone, a draught pint and a bucket and spade at shops at popular seaside destinations across the UK. These are the 10 towns which proved to be the most expensive, based on these four factors, for a family day out.

Single ice cream cone: £3.00. Bucket and spade: £5.48. Fish and chips: £12.52. Draught pint: £3.95. Total cost: £24.95

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Single ice cream cone: £2.18. Bucket and spade: £7.00. Fish and chips: £8.73. Draught pint: £3.95. Total cost: £21.85
Single ice cream cone: £2.86. Bucket and spade: £7.33. Fish and chips: £7.06. Draught pint: £3.39. Total cost: £20.55
Single ice cream cone: £3.38. Bucket and spade: £5.50. Fish and chips: £7.62. Draught pint: £3.78. Total cost: £20.27
Single ice cream cone: £2.90. Bucket and spade: £3.47. Fish and chips: £9.09. Draught pint: £4.17. Total cost: £19.63
Single ice cream cone: £2.15. Bucket and spade: £4.66. Fish and chips: £8.90. Draught pint: £4.45. Total cost: £19.24
Single ice cream cone: £2.50. Bucket and spade: £3.00. Fish and chips: £8.73. Draught pint: £3.60. Total cost: £17.83
Single ice cream cone: £2.60. Bucket and spade: £4.00. Fish and chips: £8.56. Draught pint: £2.65. Total cost: £17.80
Single ice cream cone: £2.87. Bucket and spade: £2.83. Fish and chips: £9.23. Draught pint: £2.86. Total cost: £17.78