If activities and thrill seeking are on the cards, Europe is full of beaches with tonnes to do. When it comes to water sports, Spain and Portugal rival each other for the hot spot. The Algarve and northern Spain in particular are great for wind-based water sports. Asturias will have you breezing along the beach in a dinghy or skipping off waves with a kitesurf. Croatia’s coast is well famed for water sports. Jet skis and stand up paddle boarding have become hugely popular over the past few years, while the old favourite – windsurfing – continues to be popular.
Off the water, beaches offer beach volleyball, walking and jogging, horse riding, and even land sailing, which is popular in France. Hotels that fringe the sands all over Europe offer beach activities, including scuba diving, sailing, and beach volleyball.
For family-friendly getaways in sunnier climes, head to the Algarve. Its sweeping coastline stretches for miles, offering little ones a safe place to paddle. If they ever get bored of the beach, there’s a wealth of water parks to enjoy too – perfect for thrill-seeking youngsters.
For those ready to embrace an island getaway, consider a beach holiday to Santorini. Get your fill of Greek chic, where you’ll encounter picturesque whitewashed villages and sun-drenched sands. There’s more than enough to keep foodies content, with a number of traditional tavernas serving up traditional Greek dishes.
Of course, if you’re hungry for more, there’s nowhere quite like Sicily. Take a look at the blissful beach deals available in this part of Italy and you’ll get a dose of true dolce vita – from its famous orange trees to its medieval villages and Roman ruins.
We’ve a great selection of hotels on the beach, with great value deals including flights and hotels. Whether you want to have everything taken care of at an all-inclusive resort, or are a free spirit looking to self-cater, browse through our range of hotels that’ll set you right on the sands.
Beachside hotels often come with private beaches, meaning the only people you’ll have to share the sand with are your fellow hotel guests. Sunbeds for all! Spain’s coastlines are dotted with hotels right on the beach. So whether you’re after all-inclusive action, or 5* beachside relaxation, browse through our beachside hotel deals.
Well, this entirely depends on where you’re going. Even around Europe, seasons vary depending on the direction and location of your beach. As a general rule of thumb, early and late season can be cheaper and quieter than the height of summer. Extremes are May and October, between winter sun periods, and school holidays.
Beachside cities can get very hot if you’re looking to do some sightseeing as well as beach lounging, so we’d advise visiting the likes of Barcelona and Nice when it’s a little cooler, in April-May and September-October.
If you’re a full on sun worshipper, it’s worth treating yourself to a peak season beach holiday, be that in Spain, Portugal, or Italy. Wherever you go, towns will be buzzing, while the sun gloriously beats down on calm waves. There’s nothing quite like it, so go on… jump in this summer.
Start counting down the days to your next beautiful beach holiday. Whether you’re frolicking with the kids, relaxing a deux, or meandering on a solo break, a trip to the beach is the one. Our beach holiday deals are great value, with deposits from £60pp^.
We don’t believe in making things complicated at easyJet holidays. Simplicity is the key to our success, and we want to pass that along in our customer experience. Going on holiday is supposed to be relaxing. With us, you only have to go through one simple booking to sort out your flight and accommodation – after that, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and wait for you trip.
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