A NORTHERN seaside resort town in the UK has been compared to Australia's famous sandy beaches.
The traditional seaside town of Scarborough is home to North Bay Beach.
Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast, is home to two beaches, North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach, and has been welcoming holidaymakers to its shores for over 400 years.
But in recent years, the North Bay has been compared to Brighton Beach in Australia because of its colourful beach huts and large expanse of sand.
An article at Enjoy Travel said: "When placed side by side, the colourful beach huts at North Bay Beach and at Australia’s Brighton Beach look extremely similar."
The British huts can be rented out by holidaymakers for £80 per day in the summer.
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But there's more to do on the beach than admire the bright buildings, it's also home to a long, sandy, beach that surfers and swimmers make use of year-round.
There's plenty for families to do within a stone's skim of the sea too, including North Bay Railway (a miniature railway), Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough Sea Life Centre.
For tourists who want more to do than spend a day sunbathing, the commercialised South Bay Beach is a 20-minute walk along the Victorian promenade.
If the walk is too far, regular open-top buses run between the two beaches during the summer months.
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