CLEVEDON has been named in the Britain's 20 Greatest Beaches list.

The seaside town's "all-round scene" meant that it made it onto the list, which has been carefully put together by the Telegraph Travel's experts.

The sand-and-pebble beach is said to have "one of the country's prettiest piers".

Not only that, but Clevedon is the ideal place to go even on a rainy day, featuring iconic entertainment venues such as the Curzon Cinema, the "UK’s oldest continually running indie cinema."

It was also noted that there are plenty of places to enjoy a delicious meal.

The Times' article reads: "There are probably better actual beaches in Somerset: the soft, blonde sand of Brean Down stretches for miles and little Layde Bay is cuter and prettier. But Clevedon has the best all-round scene.

"For starters, there’s a long and pleasant sand-and-pebble beach backed by a grassy promenade; dotted along it, you’ll find a bandstand, arcades and ice creams. Up at the northern end of town lies one of the country’s prettiest piers (completed in 1869), which reaches 310m out into the Bristol Channel; there’s a cafe in the pagoda at the end.

"Inland from here you’ll find handsome Hill Road, home to smart independents like the Vintage & Vine bar and bottleshop, and Books on the Hill. Then, down at Clevedon’s southern end, is the enormous Marine Lake, a 15,000 square metre tidal infinity pool where you can safely swim, crab, canoe or SUP for free (though donations are welcomed). See more Somerset inspiration in our guide.

"Where to stay: Walton Park (01275 874253; is a traditional hotel right on the clifftop; many rooms have sea views. Double rooms from £90.

"Where to eat: Escala serves up modern tapas – cod croquettes, steak with chimichurri, scallops with bacon – with a view of the Grade I-listed pier.

"Rainy day activity: The spectacular Curzon is the UK’s oldest continually running indie cinema; catch a movie and admire the vintage equipment.

Waterfronts in Devon, Cornwall and Sussex were also mentioned.