Beach Life…This Summer Is All About Sun, Sea & Sand
I don’t know about you but when we daydream at work, or when we’re doing the housework, the first thing that springs to mind when we need to escape everyday life is the beach. Images of swaying palm trees, brightly coloured cocktail in hand as soft white sand caresses our toes. It really is the ultimate place to really chill out and just lose yourself in the moment. What could be better than lying back on a lounger with nothing to do but slap on the Factor 30 and flop out under the sun. No washing, no ironing, no emails, nothing in your face but the sea breeze. Sounds bliss doesn’t it? Well, it’s that time of year and we’re itching to pack up the office suits and dust down the bikini.
Time and budget won’t allow for anywhere too exotic this year…you know, the kind of beaches you see in Bounty adverts? We started to ponder where we could head to for some serious out of this world beach action but won’t cost the earth. Like many of you, some of us are operating on a tight budget this year and to be honest, a foreign holiday seems very unlikely. However, it can be done and you don’t have to sleep on the beach either, there are some really cracking coastlines within a few hours of the UK and decent, value for money accommodation too. So, if you think that fun in the sun is out of reach this year, look again. talkholiday have some of the best deals around for affordable beach escapes and in some dreamy locations too.
Fancy some seaside solitude? Well, grab your towel and your iPod and off we go!
Here are seven of the best beaches in Europe where you can escape to this summer at realistic prices…
Rhodes is blessed with some of the nicest beaches in the Mediterranean and Lindos is a favourite for beach lovers of all ages.
Carvoeiro, the Algarve
Family friendly hideaway with golden sands, sheltered by dramatic cliffs.
Costa Brava, Spain
The ‘Wild Coast’ in Spain’s north-eastern corner gives it a natural beauty. The regular sunshine, along with regular flights from the UK.
The perfect spot for soaking up the sun. The Blue Flag beach at Alcudia stretches for miles and shelves gently into the calm and shallow water.
Lively stretch of Italy’s Adriatic coast with beautiful golden beaches to spend your days.
Jandia is for serious beach lovers and can accommodate plenty of them too – it stretches along the coast for 32 kilometers. Breath-taking coastline with plenty to do by way of watersports and surfing.
Costa De La Luz, Spain
The unspoilt stretch of Spain’s Atlantic coast will impress you with its stunning scenery. Miles and miles of glorious sandy, windswept beaches, and an era steeped in history too.
So, you see, you don’t always have to take eye-wateringly expensive holidays to be able to lie on a beautiful beach. Some of these favourites of ours are just a few hours from the UK and talkholiday have more value beach holiday deals than you can shake your bucket and spade at, so why not have a look at some of these suggestions and you could be jetting off quicker than you can say “Pina Colada, por favor!”