WEYMOUTH is one of the most popular beach destinations to feature on Instagram, new research has revealed.

Holiday rental search engine HomeToGo found the town was in the top 20 most 'Instagrammed' destinations, coming in at 17th with 326,000 hashtags.

Bournemouth was named as the third most Instagrammed seaside town in the UK and Poole came in at 18th, making Dorset the joint most Instagrammed county, along with Cornwall.

Head of inbound marketing Joanna Booth said more people were choosing to stay in Britain to enjoy a seaside break.

“We’re seeing more and more British travellers choosing domestic beach holidays this year, and since the UK has so much stunning coastline, they’re spoilt for choice.

“With its traditional beach huts and miles of sandy beaches, Bournemouth is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside towns, and clearly visitors agree with their photos."

For the complete ranking and detailed results, visit hometogo.co.uk/united-kingdom/beach-holidays/#instagram-beaches