New research from Comparethemarket has revealed the UK’s sunniest destinations based on metrics including the average daily summer sunshine hours and average temperature. Torquay in South Devon came number 3 in the list – one of only two destinations in the South West.

According to the research, Torquay scored 57.5 in their index and has the lowest average summer rainfall. It was beaten to the top spot by Eastbourne on the South East coast and Reading, which had the highest average summer temperatures.

Commenting on the research, Comparethemarket’s Travel Insurance Expert said: “From city breaks to beach havens the UK has such a varied landscape to explore. Many of us have not fully experienced what is on our doorstep and a staycation can be the key to making the most of these cultural British hotspots.

“Holidaying on home soil can be just as exciting as travelling abroad but regardless of where you’re going, it is always important to check what type of travel insurance you might need to cover you and your valuables.”