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Lazing on the sand with the sun on your face and the sound of crashing waves in your ears has to be the most relaxing experience money can buy, making beach holidays impossible to beat. Whether you are looking to relax in the sun with a loved one, enjoy an action packed party break with friends or a water sports adventure with your family, there is an ideal beach holiday destination just waiting to be discovered.
Beach holidays have come a long way since the early days of British seaside holidays, but the idea of soaking up the sun on a long, sandy beach still appeals to even the most hardened traveller. With so much to do, from sunbathing to watersports and beach fishing to partying the night away at a beach bar, beach holidays are a whirlwind of entertainment suited to all members of the family. Safety is important, and there are certain ways to ensure that a beach is suitable for children. The European Blue Flag is awarded only to beaches which pass strict standards of cleanliness and safety, so you can be sure that a beach resort is safe for your family before even arriving in your beach villa or cottage on the beach.
Top five beach holiday destinations
Beach Holidays in GreeceGreece is blessed with magnificent beaches, a perfect beach holiday climate and a range of fantastic cultural attractions. With both famous beach resorts and completely secluded beaches, seaside holidays in Greece suit everyone.
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Beach Holidays in TurkeyWith some of the finest sandy beaches and clearest waters in Europe, Turkey is not just a world class beach holiday destination, but one of the best choices for water sports activities from sailing and scuba diving to windsurfing and snorkeling.
Beach Holidays in PortugalThe Algarve is one of the most popular destinations for beach holidays in Europe. The scenery is simply breathtaking, and there are a wide range of different beach resorts all along the coast so there is a perfect beach holiday for everyone.
Beach Holidays in CyprusThe pleasant year round climate and beautiful beaches of Cyprus make it a fantastic choice for beach holidays throughout the year. A fascinating culture, excellent water sports opportunities and fantastic nightlife all add to the charming atmosphere.
Beach Holidays in SpainThere are thousands of miles of long beaches throughout Spain that are famous throughout the whole of Europe. Every style of beach, variety of water sport and type of beach resort can be found after just a short flight from the UK.
Taking a beach house or cottage on a secluded beach means that there is no need to position your beach towel before breakfast, just put on your beach wear, wander down to the sea in your own time and relax. A private beach house on a tranquil beach with your loved one is a wonderful option for a romantic break, and there are plenty to find, from the tropical beaches of the Caribbean islands to the long beaches of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast.
There are an almost endless number of beach resorts in idyllic locations around the world. From the party beach resorts of Ibiza to the secluded beaches of the Greek Islands or the tourist hotspots of Malaga and the Playa de las Americas, there is a beach holiday suited to every beach lover. All you have to do is select a destination, find a beach house and prepare to relax and recharge in the sun.