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What do we love about beaches? Sand? Well yes, of course. Sea? To cool off, obviously. Sun? Absolutely - because no one likes a shady beach, am I right? Nothing beats that feeling of leaving your hotel and literally stepping directly onto the sand, or that moment the sea takes your breath away as you dunk your shoulders under. Heck, we even like that little crunch of sand you get when try to eat ANYTHING on the beach. Call us crazy, but a beach just makes everything better. Don’t you think?

If we were on Mastermind, beach holidays would be our specialist subject. So close your eyes and imagine you’re by the seaside. Can you feel the warm weather of Greece? And hear the softly breaking waves in Costa del Sol? Our expertise in everything sun, sea and sand tell us that you definitely need a beach break. Luckily, there’s a sun lounger out there with your name on it, and we’re here to help you find it.

From beachfront hotels to pieces of paradise located a bit further out, we’ve collected our favourite places to stay that are within reach of the beach. Whether you prefer sandy stretches with watersports for the family, restaurants and bars aplenty or quiet coves off the beaten track for you and a loved one, read on to discover all there is to know about beach holidays.

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Find your dream holiday in Morocco

Golden sands, the deepest-blue waters, and a sun-kissed tan that'll make your friends jealous. That's beach life in Agadir, Morocco's seaside gem. Imagine lounging on the beach, with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, and evenings spent wandering through bustling markets, eating amaaaazing seafood. But hey, let's not forget Marrakech! Just a hop, skip, and a jump away (kind of) from the coast, it offers a different kind of magic. No, there's no beach, but who needs one when you've got the enchanting Jemaa el-Fnaa square, vibrant gardens, and palaces that look like they've jumped straight out of a fairy tale? Marrakech is a feast for the senses – a place where every corner tells a story and every street is a living tapestry of colours, sounds, and scents. So, why settle for just beach vibes when you can have the best of both worlds? Beach bliss in Agadir, cultural extravaganza in Marrakech

Top beachfront hotels

We love being by the beach and what we love even more is not having to travel far to the beach. With these beachfront properties, you won't have to go far to get from your slumber to the sand. Pack your beach towel, your suncream and maybe your bucket and spade if you're feeling adventurous. It's time to go beachin'.

Top beach holiday destinations

Beaches are us. We are beaches. A bit cliche? Maybe. But just so you know we love beaches. That is if you didn't know that already. This is why we offer a range of ideal destinations that have some pretty spectacular beaches and some very good hotels. Don't just take our word for it. Explore these destinations and you'll be frantically running round looking for your wallet when you see the deals we offer and the beaches that come with them.

Best beach holidays for couples

Is there anything more romantic than a walk along the beach? Possibly the only thing that rivals it is if the sun is setting as well. Either way, a walk along the sand with your other half can't really be topped when it comes to romantic vibes. That's why you should treat your partner to a couples holiday and you’ll be feeling the summer love in no time. If you’re looking for some quiet alone time, consider an adults-only stay, or opt for a lively resort hotel in the heart of the action if you like your beach holidays packed with partying.

Best beach holidays for families

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Our love for beach holidays is all-singing and all-dancing, and we can’t wait to pass our beachy enthusiasm down to the next generation. Eating ice creams, paddling in the sea and building sandcastles are the perfect way to make memories with the kids, so check out these hotels for a family holiday to remember. Whether it's on a beach in Majorca, Tenerife or Kefalonia, spending quality time with the family at the beach is precious.

Best budget-friendly beach holidays

Beach holidays are for everyone and rightly so. With our low deposits starting from £30pp (restrictions apply), there’s no need to miss out on the sun if you’re on a budget. Whether you’re after an all-inclusive hotel, a cheerful getaway with your mates or your next cheap family holiday, we’ve got you covered with our budget-friendly holidays. Take a look at these hotels and book yourself a beach break that won’t break the bank.

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Best beach holidays to the Canaries

Year-round sunshine, 100s of kilometres of beaches and excellent facilities make the Canaries great for beach holidays. Love watersports? Sotavento Beach in Fuerteventura or the sands of El Duque in Tenerife are calling your name. Looking for blue seas and blue skies? Beach-hop your away around Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote – Matagorda, Los Pocillos, Playa Chica and Playa Grande have all been awarded the coveted Blue Flag, too.

Best beach holidays in Turkey

What destination offers great weather, soft sand and turquoise waters? It has to be Turkey. Head to Icmeler Beach in Marmaris to soak up the sun, float in the calm sea or take a relaxing boat trip. For stunning views and watersports, the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz is the perfect pick. Below is a selection of our favourite hotels along more of Turkey’s Mediterranean shores. Whatever your tipple, beach holidays don't get much better than Turkey.

Best beach holidays in Greece

Holidays to Greece will suit holiday-makers of all kinds. Experience a taste of island life on the beautiful beaches of CorfuMykonos and Lefkada. Or head to the lively resort towns in Kos and Zante if you like to mix your beaches with DJ nights and buzzing bars. There’s also the volcanic sands of Santorini and heavenly Halkidiki to explore. Hotels in Greece are the beachy gifts that keep on giving and you deserve to spend your next holiday at one. You can feel the sand between your toes already, can't you? Beautiful.


What is the best holiday destination?

It all depends on what you’re looking for! Romantic escapes call for Greek Islands, traditional Balearic towns or ultra-luxurious hotels in the Canaries. Think cobbled streets, harbour fronts, long stretches of sand and The best restaurants. Want to go for a wild one in the sun with your mates? Try Ibiza, Bodrum, Zante, Ayia Napa or even Las Vegas!

Can I find somewhere that has both a beach and a city?

In a word, yes! There are a number of great city break destinations that come served with a side of beach. Try Barcelona for gorgeous Gothic architecture, the famous Park Guell and the buzzing Barceloneta Beach or head to Lisbon for pretty coastlines and perfect pastel de natas.

Can you book cheap last minute holidays?

The short answer is: yes. Why? Because with our fantastic deals, flexible payments and wide range of superb destinations and hotels, booking a last-minute break without spending a tonne is straightforward. Whether you've just forgotten to book or you're just fancying a beach break, you can find some great last minute deals across many of our destinations.

What does it mean when a hotel is adults-only?

Normally, it means you have to be 18+ to book a holiday at that hotel. This means the facilities are made for adults so no kids clubs, plenty of spas and some fantastic sporting opportunities.

Please note, that some hotels do have different age requirements from time to time so please do check this with the relevant hotel.

Is my holiday protected?

Some of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays that we sell on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme, but this does not extend to all holidays and travel services booked via On the Beach. Before you book your beach break we’ll make it very clear what sort of protection applies to each holiday or travel service, so you’ve got the information you need to make a decision.

If – after booking – you don’t receive an ATOL certificate then the booking will not be protected. If you do receive an ATOL certificate, but certain parts of the trips are not listed, then these parts of the holiday are not ATOL protected. Please see our terms and conditions for more information about financial protection.

Beach holiday inspiration

More inspiration for your next jolly. With a wide range of holiday types from all-inclusive to group, a beach paradise is never too far away.

Holiday extras

Adding little extras to your holiday can take it from just a holiday to a HOLLLIIIDAAAAAY. Whether it's a pre-flight airport lounge or just airport parking so you know your car is safe and sound for when you get back, we have you covered.