FORMER Eastenders actor Joe Swash has commended Sidmouth in a recent interview with the Press Association.

Swash, 42, and his wife - former X-Factor star Stacey Solomon - have revealed they enjoy with a beachside staycation with their three children.

In the interview, Joe said: “I love our coastline.

“We’ve got a great coastline, so we recently went up to the Isle of Skye with the kids, and then we went down to Ben Nevis and to Loch Lomond and down to Loch Ness.

"We like North Wales, it’s really lovely up there, and the scenery is amazing."

However, a special mention went to Sidmouth, as Swash reminisced on memories of fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast.

"We like Sidmouth and down that side because it’s got the Jurassic Coast, and at Sidmouth there’s a little beach where you can buy a hammer and a bucket and you can go and explore for fossils and stuff.

“There’s so many good things to do with the kids that we’re spoiled for choice.”