It’s nice to just sit back and relax, feel the sand on your toes and take a refreshing dip in the sea. There’s always time for a beach holiday, where you can enjoy a stress-free getaway and come back home feeling rejuvenated. But, with a choice of so many beach destinations, we understand that it may be hard to narrow down the list. Well, we’re going to help you out, with our list of the top 10 cheapest beach holidays!
Many people flock to the south of Spain every year and it’s not hard to see why. The region of Andalucia provides great weather, so you can enjoy the beaches here to the fullest. With many cheap flights flying out from the UK every day, it’s the perfect cheap beach holiday destination. The size of Malaga as a province means there are plenty of beaches to choose from. You can stay in the center of Malaga, where Playa de la Malagueta is only a 20-minute walk away (or a bus ride away!). Or staying further down the coast of Malaga provides even more beaches in Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Try Burriana in Nerja where there is a range of things to do, from water sports to chiringuitos which have some of the most delicious seafood around.
When it comes to cheap beach holidays, Spain’s neighbour of Portugal mustn’t be missed. Specifically, the southern region of the Algarve. A popular family friendly region, it’s a great place to take the kids on a beach holiday. It’s easy to bag cheap flights to Faro and whilst there you can explore Praia de Faro. You’re bound to find a spot away from the crowds, thanks to this beach’s large and spacious size. Many tourists head down to the resort of Albufeira. What was once a small fishing town has now converted to a huge tourist favourite, especially when it comes to cheap beach holidays. Praia dos Pescadores is definitely worth a visit. However, a trip to Praia do Lourenco or Praia da Gale is better if you’re looking for quieter beaches.
You may not have thought about Croatia before as a typical beach holiday destination. However, it is fast becoming a popular choice amongst tourists, thanks to its sunny weather and cheap prices. With a range of beaches and islands located along the Istrian and Dalmatian coast, the only thing you have to worry about is deciding which beaches you want to visit! Pula is a town situated on the Istrian peninsula with stunning views, and is mostly home to idyllic pebble, rocky beaches. If you’d rather a sandy alternative, visit Bijeca Beach instead!
Antalya is the largest city located along the Turkish Mediterranean coast. A favourite amongst the many visitors who go here, you will find that it is also a cheap beach holiday destination. If it’s hot weather you’re after, you’ll definitely find it here in Antalya. It’s not unusual to bask in hot temperatures, making visits to the beach vital in order to cool off. Take a trip to Konyaalti Beach for a lovely sandy beach with wonderful views of the Bey Mountains. If you want to try your hand at water sports, that’s also available, making it great for a cheap family beach holiday.
This Balearic Island is often considered a hotspot for party animals and don’t get us wrong, it’s great fun if nightlife is what you’re looking for. Ibiza, however, is quickly reinventing itself as a family friendly destination and with a bunch of pristine beaches, this reinvention should be very easy. You can bag cheap flights to Ibiza and even though the clubbing is expensive, relaxing on a beach holiday here can be cheap. The quiet resort of Santa Eulalia is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the laidback atmosphere that Ibiza has to offer. You can join the locals for a cheap holiday in Cala d’Hort.
If you’re looking to go further afield for your beach holiday, but you want a suitable cheap price tag to match, Orlando may be the place for you. It’s a great family destination due to its eclectic mix of action and adventure as well as relaxation. Walt Disney World is one of the obvious reasons that so many tourists flock here. Especially as it makes an enjoyable trip for adults as well as the kids. You can pair the theme parks and attractions with some rest at the beach. Cocoa Beach in Orlando is a nice spot and if you’re looking for some time to surf, this is the beach to do it. But, there are also some great beaches along the Gold Coast resorts such as Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
St. Julian’s, Malta
Malta has an extensive mix of history, culture and of course beaches to explore. If you’re looking for a cheap holiday, give St. Julian’s in Malta a try. Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay are small bays which are both very picturesque. It’s easy to mix city life along with the relaxation of the beach as the surrounding area of these bays is heavily developed. St George’s Bay is a bit quieter and provides lovely views, too.
Crete is another one of those destinations where there is a lot more to explore than the beach. Filled with Ancient Greek ruins and other sites to see, there is enough here to keep you busy throughout your holiday. But, it is also a great cheap destination even if all you’re looking for is the beaches. Crete basks in hot temperatures, especially during the summer months. To go hand in hand with the sizzling temperature, Crete is also home to some charming beaches. However, there is an overwhelming choice. Head to Falassarna Beach in Chania to enjoy crystal clear waters. Or Potamos Beach in Malia, which is popular amongst holidaymakers and is a great spot for swimming.
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Another cheap beach holiday destination is Bulgaria and therefore, many tourists choose to fly to Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast. The demand for tourism is clear here, due to the number of hotels lined up along this coastline. A long, sandy beach lines Sunny Beach resort. With a range of various activities on offer at the beach, there is plenty to do to keep everybody entertained at this cheap beach holiday hotspot.
Head to the Balearics again, this time to Menorca, for lovely beaches. Often deemed the most authentic island in the Balearics, it is also one of the least visited, along with Formentera. There are several beaches here, so you can visit a new beach every day during your cheap beach holiday. Menorca is full of hidden gems and untouched treasures. There are even quite a lot of protected beaches here. Cala Turqueta is one of Menorca’s most famous beaches and offers a beautiful pristine beach, while next to it is Cala Macarella and the more secluded Cala Macarelleta. A scenic trail connects these two beaches to each other, so make sure you take a camera and not just a swimsuit when in Menorca!
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