Hampshire is in the top 10

Helen Burch at her Southsea home, but still waiting for a bed Picture: Malcolm Wells

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HAMPSHIRE is in the top 10 UK destinations for a beach holiday, a survey has revealed.

The county lies in sixth place behind Cornwall (1st), the Isle of Wight (2nd), Sussex (3rd), Kent (4th) and Dorset, Exmoor and Somerset (5th).

The table is worked out according to the number of bookings taken by holiday letting agency, cottages4you, up to June this year.