The 10 North East towns with the biggest increase in footfall over the bank holiday weekend

Fewer travel restrictions and good weather resulted in a jump in trips to coastal towns over the recent bank holiday weekend.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 12:03 pm
Areas of the North East which recorded the biggest increase in footfall over the bank holiday weekend.

New analysis has revealed that Tal-y-bont in Gwynedd, North Wales, was the coastal town that saw the biggest increase in visits and footfall – a rise of 60% compared to the three previous weeks.

The research was carried out by Huq Industries, a mobility research business, using its Community Vision product, for use by local councils to support decision-making around the future of our cities, towns and high streets.

The data represents a unique daily count of Huq's GB mobile panellists observed across coastal towns and places during the three weeks prior to the second spring bank holiday weekend on May 29, and the time elapsed. The value provided is the percentage change between the observation periods, which are aggregated at the city and region levels.

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Amble had a 37.3% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.

Here are the 10 North East towns where the biggest increases in footfall were recorded.

The Ellington and Lynemouth area had a 30% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, had a 28.7% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Berwick-upon-Tweed had a 22% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Marske-by-the-Sea in Cleveland had a 17.5% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Newbiggin had a 17.1% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Ashington had an 11.4% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Hartlepool had a 9.2% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Seaham in County Durham had an 8.9% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.
Blyth had an 8.9% increase in footfall over the bank holiday compared with the previous three weeks.