A SCOTTISH beach has been named in a list of the most popular in the UK.

Luskentyre beach was ranked 24th in the list, and it’s easy to see why. Located in the isle of Harris, it looks like it’s been taken straight out the Caribbean with beautiful blue water and magnificent coastal view.

The study unveiled by Travel Expert ranks the top 25 UK beaches based on Instagram hashtag counts. Taking the crown is Cornwall's Kynance Cove, with an eye-catching 61,772 hashtags.

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Coming in second is another Cornish beauty, Porthcurno Beach, which has 14,875 hashtags and a 49.58 hashtags-per-metre score over its 300-metre stretch.

Luskentyre beach, meanwhile, has 10,584 hashtags and a 4 hashtags-per-metre score due to its 2000 metre length.

Here is the full list:

  1. Kynance Cove
  2. Porthcurno Beach
  3. Blackpool Sands
  4. Barafundle Bay
  5. Beer Beach
  6. Cromer Beach
  7. Camber Sands
  8. West Wittering Beach
  9. Summerleaze
  10. Morecambe Beach
  11. Saunton Sands
  12. Formby Beach
  13. Whitby Sands
  14. Marazion Beach
  15. White Park Bay
  16. Holkham Beach
  17. Rhossili Bay
  18. Studland Bay
  19. Bamburgh Beach
  20. Woolacombe Beach
  21. Portstewart Strand
  22. Compton Bay
  23. Morfa Nefyn Beach
  24. Luskentyre Beach
  25. Chesil Beach