The Times has put Exmouth in a list of the top 50 beaches in the UK.

For the 15th edition of The Times and Sunday Times Best UK beaches, released during the summer, the paper asked readers to nominate spots near them.

A reporter then inspected the beach, assessing them on 11 points including cleanliness, accessibility, car parking facilities, lifeguards, hygiene levels at loos and showers and whether the beaches are dog-friendly.

Weymouth was named number one most loved beach in the UK, but lots of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall beaches were mentioned.

Earlier in the year, Exmouth was also named as the best place to live in the UK by online traveling reviewer Muddy Stilettos.

Times reporter Chris Haslam wrote: "They were playing volleyball on the beach at Exmouth when I arrived for my inspection.

"Behind, boats were sailing on the River Exe, kitesurfers making ludicrous leaps of faith and in the distance the heat haze shimmered over Dawlish Warren Spit."

Carl Allen, from up the river in Exeter, clearly loves this beach.

“The gorgeous sand along a mile and a half of beach, made longer as the tide ebbs, makes a walk in spring, autumn or winter a joy and in summer allows plenty of space to set up camp and relax,” he told the newspaper.

The report added: “The views are magnificent whatever the season. You can look across to Tor Bay, shift your gaze to Dawlish Warren or look inland towards Dartmoor, and at low water there are the rock pools at Orcombe Point.”

The newspaper also said there's plenty of parking, and visitors can pick up a cheap fish supper at the Proper Fish & Chip Co on Exeter Road.

It also praised the 'excellent' water quality, determined by the Environment Agency.