Discover the best destinations this August with HomeAway
It's no surprise to hear that August is the busiest holiday month of the year. Resorts are hot, children are on holiday, and families and couples everywhere take their annual fortnight in the sun. Of course, such ideal conditions mean holidays become more expensive too. There's just one question on our minds when it comes to holidays in August: How can we all jet off without breaking the bank?
Well, there are a number of ways to grab great bargains this August. Firstly, wait until the end of the month - flight prices drop as less people travel abroad. Secondly, choose a cheap destination - there are plenty of beautiful places to find free activities and attractions. Lastly, book private accommodation - not only are you afforded privacy and space, but you'll make some fantastic savings.
We have properties across Europe, from villas in the sun-drenched Mediterranean to cottages in the UK countryside. Wherever you want to go, we'll find the accommodation to suit.
Cheap places to holiday in August 2014
August holidays in Northumberland
Who says you need to travel far to find the best holidays in August? Northumberland is a beautiful county, with a huge range of activities and attractions to keep you entertained. From adventures in the wilderness to strolls along the unspoilt coast, there's something to suit everyone in this magical place. There are dozens of historic castles, national parks and seaside resorts to discover, and each offers an entirely different holiday experience. You could even combine your break with a trip to an island off the Northumbrian coast - from Lindisfame's Christian monuments to the Fame Islands' teeming bird colonies, Northumberland promises an unforgettable holiday.
Cottages in Northumberland
August holidays in Malaga
As the largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is the perfect destination for holidays in August. Its beautiful Mediterranean climate and cultural attractions draw thousands of tourists every year, as well as extensive beaches, walking trails and architectural treasures. Of course, most of us are happy to laze our days away on the beach, but Malaga offers so much more if you wander off the beaten track. Visit a Moorish castle and Roman Theatre in Alcazaba, or admire exclusive Picasso pieces at the artist's birthplace. Either way, Malaga promises an exciting holiday for all.
Villas in Malaga
August holdidays in Benidorm
Benidorm has long been a favourite seaside resort, and there's no better time to visit than this August. It's one of the easiest destinations to explore on foot, boasting over 1000 restaurants and bars and 4km of Blue Flag beaches. There are water parks, zoos and theme parks for families, and even Las Vegas-style shows at Benidorm Palace. From boat trips around wildlife sanctuaries to tours of nearby towns, holidays in August here promise fun-filled family activities. Those in search of culture won't be disappointed either - simply head to the resort's Old Town to discover the town's traditional rustic charm.
August holidays in Sicily
Sicily is a diverse island, with a long history of Greek, Roman, Norman, Arab and Catalan occupation. Culture is consequently colourful, and tourists can expect to find something unique in every city. Holidays in August here promise hot, sunny days and plenty of activities, from tours of ancient monuments to snorkelling around the island's coast. If you're feeling adventurous, trek around the Nebrodi mountains or visit the Temple of Concord in Agrigento. You can always spend the next day lazing on the beach, or indulging in some traditional Sicilian cuisine.
Villas in Sicily
August holidays in Puglia
Located in the south-east or 'heel' of Italy, Puglia is a fascinating and beautiful region. From the magnificent beaches of Monopoli to the region's wealth of architectural wonders, Puglia can't fail to keep you entertained whilst on holidays in August. The adventurous will enjoy exploring Gargano National Park and the Tremiti Islands, whilst those in search of culture will adore the traditional markets of Santa Maria Al Bagno. Ostuni, or the 'White City', is another fascinating location. The town's white buildings and walls have a long and fascinating history, and boast dozens of architectural jewels to discover.
Villas in Puglia
More cheap August holiday ideas
Holidays in Corsica
Few holidays in August could match a break in Corsica. Walking is one of the best ways to discover the island's stunning scenery, especially around its natural park where rare animals and plants can be found. Admire the unique Corsican red deer, and enjoy beautiful views from the island's highest mountains. Of course, there's no shame in simply sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling along the coast, enjoying divine cuisine or sampling locally-brewed beers! Why not combine your break with a trip to Sardinia? There are plenty of opportunities to travel by boat, and the journey takes just one hour.
Holidays in Brittany
From medieval castles to vibrant cities, there's so much to see and do when on Brittany holidays in August. Tourists can indulge in delicious oysters in Cancale, discover the old town of Saint-Melo, peruse art galleries in Dinan or go surfing in Pointe de la Torche. Those in search of history will find Brittany's megaliths fascinating - menhirs and dolmens can be found across the island, but some of the best examples are found at the bay of Morlaix. Whether you enjoy sampling local cuisine, traversing beautiful landscapes or sunbathing on golden sands, Brittany promises a great vacation.
Taking holidays in August doesn't have to be an expensive affair. Save money on last minute flights, choose a destination with plenty of free activities, or choose budget-friendly accommodation through HomeAway. Whatever you choose to do, we'll find the property to make your holiday perfect.
Whether you want a traditional gite in France or a white-washed property in Puglia, we'll endeavour to find ideal accommodations in the best destinations. So what are you waiting for? Start planning the August break of a lifetime with the help of HomeAway.
August Holiday Accommodation
Charming villa on the sea, situated in a quiet and private residential with private fallen overboard, access to residential swimming pool, playground, private parking space. Overlooking the main islands of the archipelago, located on the tip of th...
A Chele is situated in 26 acres of its own secluded olive groves, woodland and vineyards. This stylish and spacious villa and charming lodge Il Granaio, have been recently restored to a high standard using original materials terracotta floors, che...
SLEEPS 2/6. Ideally located in front of the Mediterranean Sea. A Mediterranean-style villa, very fresh with air conditioning in all rooms, with a small pool in a large garden full of trees, palms, olive trees, exotic plants, flowers and filled wi...
Family house, consisting of two identical apartments with private terrace, completely independent of each other. In the gardens there is another large terrace with barbecue for al fresco dining. Ideal for two / three families or groups of friends ...
In the heart of Tuscany , very close to Siena, Arezzo and Florence, the apartment for renting consist of 120 sq.mt recently fully renovated with high quality materials and respect for tradition.
The peaceful and sunny apartment, is set over 2 ...