Beach holidays are all about relaxing. Enjoy a hard earned rest and take in what beach holidays have to offer. Perhaps engage in some watersports, take a swim in the sea or simply lie back and soak up the rays on the beach. We have some excellent cheap beach holidays and have picked out our favourite below.
Majorca boasts over 20 different beach resorts from busy to small, and secluded to fun, all of which have beautiful long golden white sand beaches with turquoise seas amid pine forests and rocky outcrops. Try the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova for lively beaches, Cala d’or in the south for its large variety of 7 beaches, the soft and shallow bay of Puerto Pollensa or Alcudia in the north for some family fun.
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Greece boasts the longest coastline of any European country and with over 2,000 islands in total plus its warm Mediterranean climate it is perfect for cheap beach holidays. The Ionian islands, particularly Kefalonia and Lefkada, are well known for their clean and organised beaches, and have many blue flag beaches. The island of Crete hosts beautiful golden sand beaches and green rugged mountains, so is perfect for a cheap beach holiday.
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Turkey holidays offer visitors a stunning coastline with white sandy beaches and azure sea. Choose from Antalya with its gorgeous beaches and Roman ruins sites, with small secluded resorts amongst forests or Side resort for busier beaches. Bodrum has charming resorts backed by olive groves and pine forests, and Dalaman’s blessed with stunning beaches, sparkling sea and exquisite scenery.
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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Egypt holidays are great for scuba diving and snorkelling with coral reefs nearby to Sharm El Sheikh and at the Ras Mohammed National Park. Beaches in Sharm El Sheikh are beautifully golden and great for all types watersports and soaking up the rays. With very little rain all year you can be guaranteed exceptional weather for your beach holiday with temperatures topping 45C in the summer and around 21 in the winter.
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Tenerife holidays offer expansive beaches backed by the dramatic Mount Teide, plus non-stop lively entertainment. Fuerteventura boasts undulating golden sand dunes against glittering seas and a barren landscape, which combine to create a sense of tranquillity. Lanzarote offers its many attractions amid a landscape of lava-baked hills and desert-like terrain. Gran Canaria has it all, with magnificent sand dunes, fun-filled theme parks and great watersports.
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Algarve’s whitewashed houses, gorgeous golden beaches, crystalline Atlantic waters and clear blue skies make it perfect for a beach holiday. From vibrant coastal resorts, to picturesque fishing villages and an ancient Moorish city, Algarve holidays have something to suit visitors of all tastes. Albufeira is the region’s biggest tourist resorts with 21 beaches to choose from.
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