Beach holidays are the most popular type of getaway for most UK holidaymakers, with millions of us stretching out on sands of every kind, from deep golden grains to powdery white and even volcanic black. From the coasts of Spain to the distant shores of the Caribbean and the Far East, there are beaches the world over that can accommodate every whim, from simple relaxation to water-born thrills and spills. A beach holiday has huge appeal to holidaymakers from the chilly shores of the United Kingdom because rarely is there the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic winning formula of sea and sand combined with hot sunshine. Search for beach holidays using tour operator direct deals from Cosmos, First Choice Holidays, Thomson, easyJet Holidays, Thomas Cook, Monarch and Jet2 Holidays flying from Northern Airports. Great Travel deals include Expedia, Qwerty Travel and Saga Holidays for the over 50's so get booking and packing and dig out your towel and flip flops today!
Beach holidays available for every budget
The diversity of beach holiday deals means that the traditional sun, sea and sand concept has mass appeal, with everything from simple self-catering apartment offers to luxury beach holidays available for every budget. The first cheap beach holidays appeared in the 60s and 70s when the package holiday idea really took off. As a convenient and relatively cheap destination for beach holidays, Spain became the number one beach holiday getaway and still enjoys mass tourism from all over Europe thanks to its long stretches of sun-drenched coastline, with such household names as the Costa Brava, the Costa Blanca, the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz. Before long the Spanish islands became just as popular as the mainland and these days the Balearic Islands are hugely popular both as a young and lively party destination with the world famous nightclubs of Ibiza, and as a relaxing family beach break on the islands of Majorca and Menorca. The Canary Islands are popular for beach holidays right throughout the year, mainly thanks to their magnificent climate and blend golden Saharan sands and black volcanic beaches.
Luxury beach holiday destinations
When you think of luxury beach holidays most people immediately think of the gorgeous Caribbean Islands or the picture perfect white sands of Indian Ocean islands such as the Maldives. With so much diversity the Caribbean Islands have beach holidays for everyone, whether you want to lie back and do absolutely nothing, blast across the surf on a jet ski, or even get married in an incredibly romantic setting. The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most visited islands and it is clear to see why. As beach holidays go, Dominican Republic, has plenty of great beaches for relaxation and water sports and has tonnes of great hotels right on the beach. Holidays in St. Kitts, Barbados and Aruba offer some of the most incredible palm-lined coastline in the world and are often the setting for romantic Caribbean weddings or honeymoons and sometimes both! For a massive selection of beach holidays all over the world, search Cosmos, First Choice Holidays, Thomson, easyJet Holidays, Thomas Cook, Monarch and Jet2 Holidays flying from Northern Airports.