If you’re looking for plenty of sun, sea and sand, opt for one of our beach holidays. We’ve selected our favourite beach holiday destinations to give you a little inspiration, whether you’re looking to travel during the summer holidays or want to enjoy a bit of winter sun. There’s plenty of destinations to choose from, whatever your tastes and preferences.
For the romantic at heart and lovers of culture, the Greek Islands are a safe bet, with wonderful beaches and historic attractions to keep you occupied. Paphos in Cyprus and the island of Crete have two of the best coastlines in Greece, offering you sun-drenched sands and exhilarating water sports. When it comes to mainland destinations, Costa Blanca and the Algarve are ideal for exploring scenic little coves and picturesque natural landscapes. Barbados remains one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, thanks to its laid back atmosphere, wonderful weather and extraordinary natural beauty.
At loveholidays it’s easy to select the most convenient flights, book your hotel room and let us take care of the rest. With the hectic pace of modern life many of us look forward to a relaxing beach holiday, lounging in the sun with a drink in hand and the ocean breeze to keep us cool. We love the relaxing and restoring benefits of a beach holiday. Few types of holiday offer the complete relaxation that a good beach holiday brings, transporting you to a tropical paradise where your toughest decision is what you’ll have for lunch. Take a look through our beach holidays guide, choose the right holiday for you and you’ll have your feet on the warm sands in no time.
Most popular Beach hotels
Blue Sea Puerto Resort
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
H.TOP Olympic Hotel
Calella, Costa Brava
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
Sunset Beach Club Hotel
Benalmadena, Costa del Sol
Palm Beach Tenerife
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife
The Royal Blue Luxury Beach Resort
Radisson Blu Beach Resort Crete
Spain immediately springs to mind when most of us think of beach holidays. The much-loved Costa Blanca remains a firm favourite with holidaymakers, thanks to its gorgeous weather, scenic beaches and tourist-friendly amenities. Spain, perhaps more than any other country, has taken its naturally beautiful surroundings and enhanced them to make them as tourist-friendly as possible. You’ll find beachfront bars, toilets, water sports, sun loungers and parasols available at most beaches.
The iconic town of Benidorm has long been a tourist favourite, with three of the best beaches in Spain along its coast. The first is the stunning Playa de Levante, the Blue Flag main beach of Benidorm. With a team of lifeguards on hand to give you added peace of mind, the beach is family-friendly during the day with gently sloping sands and clear waters. By night, Playa de Levante buzzes with nightlife at its beachfront restaurants and cafes.
Poniente Beach is situated to the west of Benidorm’s old town and is huge - offering a less crowded experience that other Costa Blanca beaches. Poniente de Levante has the usual amenities you’d expect with plenty of parasols and sunbeds, pristine white sands and clean waters. At night, Poniente de Levante has a quieter ambience than Playa de Levante, making it the perfect place for romantic evening strolls or relaxing sunset drinks. Malpas Beach offers a different, more tranquil atmosphere to the other Benidorm beaches. Located next to the harbour beneath tall cliffs, Malpas Beach is a small but beautiful beach that has none of the crowding and noise of its neighbours.
The Canary Islands offer some of the best beach holidays in Spain. This Atlantic archipelago off the coast of Africa offers a diverse natural environment with jagged volcanic rock, picturesque sandy beaches and vibrant coastal towns. The Canary Islands are ideal for those looking for a balanced beach holiday that offers both relaxing beach time and a vibrant nightlife scene. We offer a wide range of destinations for your beach holiday, from the bustling nightlife of Lanzarote to the tranquil coastal areas of Fuerteventura.
At loveholidays we have a huge range of beach holidays for your next Canary Islands vacation. If you’d prefer to immerse yourself in the local cuisine, opt for self-catering so that you can eat where you want, when you want. For those that prefer to have their food and drink sorted for them for a fuss-free experience, we offer all inclusive beach holidays that leave you free to focus on your time at the beach instead.
With just a quick flight you can find yourself on the paradise shores of Tenerife, the most popular of the Canary Islands resorts. Tenerife is famous for being a small, picturesque island crammed with personality and things to do. It enjoys year round sunshine and a cooling Atlantic breeze to keep things comfortable. Tenerife is one of our top choices for beach holidays with a variety of packages to suit your tastes and needs. The top Tenerife resorts include Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, two of the busiest beach locations of Tenerife. Opting for a resort here is the best bet for holidaymakers looking to enjoy a bustling social scene, throw themselves head first into the nightlife and mingle with locals and tourists alike.
If you’d prefer a tranquil beach holiday that makes you feel a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life, take a look at our beach holiday packages in Costa Adeje. Rounding out our beach holiday guide to the Canary Islands are Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Our favourites include the bustling Flamingo Beach of Lanzarote, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria and the famous Corralejo Viejo in Fuerteventura. You’ll also find a number of smaller islands, like La Gomera, which cater to the needs of seasoned beach lovers looking for new sun, sea and sand experiences.
We offer a wide range of beach holidays to the Balearic Islands, one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in the world. Whether you’re looking for self-catering or all inclusive options, we have a beach holiday to suit everybody from couples and families to groups of friends. Our range of high quality hotels and cheap flight options make it easy to make big savings on your holiday travel and accommodation, leaving you more money to spend on having fun. We offer a number of beachfront hotels and luxury resorts covering all catering options.
Majorca remains the favourite of the Balearic Islands when it comes to beach holidays, with guaranteed sunshine, golden beaches and a vibrant nightlife. With 554km of scenic coastline, Majorca is home to the most sought-after beaches in the Mediterranean. Some of the best beaches in Majorca include S’illot, the ideal place for those looking for sunny weather and naturally lovely landscapes. S’illot is a tranquil pebble beach in the north of the island, close to the scenic resort of Pollensa. On the south-eastern coast, you’ll find Cala Llombards, a long and narrow expanse of white sand backed with pine trees. There are a number of holiday villas and hotels nearby offering convenience, while the shallow water makes it ideal for families with young children and those with mobility difficulties. Cala Deia is something of a hidden gem among Majorcan beaches, a small shingle beach on the northwest coast with extraordinarily clear waters and dramatic cliff surroundings.
Deia is one of the most fashionable places on the Majorcan coast, and is a favourite with both tourists and locals thanks to its stunning views. If you head up the northern coast close to Alcudia, you’ll find the beach of Playa de Muro, a seemingly endless stretch of fine gold sands with a smattering of sand dunes and pine trees. We offer a number of hotels close to Playa de Muro, which is ideal for all holidaymakers thanks to its Blue Flag standards and excellent amenities. This is a perfect beach for families with smaller children and has an excellent range of water sports available. You can join a boat trip to take the hassle out of sightseeing on the coastline, hire a pedalo to explore at your own pace or try your hand at exhilarating water sports including swimming and kitesurfing. Owing to the wide selection of bars and restaurants at Playa de Muro, staying at a nearby hotel gives you the ultimate in relaxing beach holiday convenience.