WEYMOUTH beach has been included on a list of the most accessible beaches in the UK.

A study was carried out by Independent Cottages, which looked into which of the country's 'Blue Flag' beaches are the friendliest for all visitors.

A 'Blue Flag' is an indication of a beach's high environmental and quality standards, including accessibility. 

The accommodation provider used data to analyse which facilities and amenities are in place for each beach including wheelchair access, specifically-adapted beach equipment and accessible toilets. 

Weymouth beach finished in the top ten among two other Dorset locations - Durley Chine in Bournemouth and Shore Road in Sandbanks, Poole.

Last month, Weymouth Rotary Club donated £1,000 to Weymouth Town Council to go towards purchasing a new beach wheelchair for the award-winning beach.

The wheelchair would provide those with restricted mobility the opportunity to be able to go down to the water’s edge using access mats laid down. 

Each 'Blue Flag' was analysed for data including disabled access to the beach; availability of beach wheelchairs, and disabled toilets and car parking spaces.

Coming out on top was The Bay in Margate, Kent, while another beach in the south west, Polzeath, in Cornwall, was listed. 

To view the full list, click here