Finally, picturesque Bamburgh on the north east coast sneaked into the most voted for top six beaches.
David Taylor, of Fredericks Dairies, which makes ice cream for Cadbury, said: "It's fantastic to see the great British public getting behind the campaign with over 7,700 votes cast. It just goes to show how treasured our beaches are."
Others to make the shortlist included:
England Southwold, Suffolk; Holkham and Brancaster, Norfolk; Southport, Merseyside; Lytham, Lancashire
Wales Oxwich Bay, Swansea; Barafundle Beach, Pembrokeshire
Northern Island Portrush Whiterocks Beach, Co Antrim; Benone Beach, Co Derry; Tyrella Beach, Downpatrick, Co Down
Scotland - Luskentyre, Isle of Harris; Traigh Mhor, Barra Camusdarach
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