Where wishful waves gently lap along serene sandy shores and a warm sea breeze blows through your hair, there's nothing quite like being by the beach. Whether you're one who enjoys all the fun, adventures and thrills that come with wild watersports or you prefer being at one with sun, sea and sanctuary – beach holidays are a firm favourite with families and there's no question as to why. Our villas sit within touching distance (and some even have their own private access) so you can enjoy all the vitamin sea you desire!
As summer hits the highs and the temperatures begin to rise, its second nature for us to gather our loved ones, pack a picnic of tasty treats and head for a day by the beach! As lovely as the British coast can be – there's nothing quite like a beach break abroad… So get ready to pack your sun cream and your sunnies as we tempt you for a day (or seven) at the beach!
Deep, verdant valleys, rugged mountainous landscapes, awe-inspiring architecture - there's no wonder the locals refer to their homeland as 'Ile de Beaute'. And with almost 200 Caribbean-style beaches, each as diverse as the next, could this island be any more beautiful?
Shimmering along the southern coastline just shy of the cute harbourside town of Porto Vecchio (Corsica's very own Cote d'Azur), the island's biggest beachy claim to fame has to be Palombaggia. Packing quite the punch with powder white sands, quiet, quintessential coves, glorious granite rock formations and blissful blue waters – Palombaggia favours the fortune of being an undisturbed utopia. If you're looking for a serene slice of island life, then a visit to one of the beach-side bars offers the chance to grab a tasty tipple of your choice, as you sit back, relax and watch your worries while away with the waves...
Perched proudly on the north-west coast of the island, the majestic medieval town of Calvi is marvelled over by many. Standing guard at the crescent shaped bay and sparkling waters, when you have 6km of sweeping sandy shores under your belt - all is worth protecting! If you've got the whole family in tow, Calvi beach is the perfect playground for some summer fun. Even in the height of summer there's more than enough sand to go around.
Glistening like a gem in the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca's sun-soaked beauty is second to none. From long bays in Alcudia that come with plenty of thrills and spills to quaint, undisturbed coves in Cala d'Or where sophisticated beach life is a must. An island that's blessed by over 250 beautiful beaches, take your pick between fine white sand or picture-perfect pebbly shores – there's something for everyone and anyone!
Playa d'Alcudia's gleaming golden sands stretch 3.5km along the seaside resort, making it a firm favourite for families. With clear, warm waters and fantastic facilities, it's a haven for swimmers, sun-seekers and watersport enthusiasts alike. No wonder this destination comes up trumps with tourists. Whether you're holidaying with tiny tots in tow, or if there's a bit of healthy competition between father and son – make this playa-ground your own!
With its Blue-Flag status in the bag (and with no surprise) Cala Agulla offers a slightly quieter setting for your beach days. Gorgeous golden sands, pine forest trees, and let's not forget that mesmerising mountainous backdrop making it the perfect setting for a beach day. With clear, shallow waters – why not try your hand at a spot of volleyball? Or if you want to be at one with the sea, you can hire pedalos, paddle boards and even kayaks! Now it's just to row, row, row your boat gently out to sea… pure paradise!
With a toasty year-round climate, a vast selection of standout leisure facilities as well as boasting some of Portugal's best beaches – a family beach holiday to the Algarve is a must! With over 150km of ethereal beauty, magical marine life and the alluring azures of the Atlantic, a trip to this stunning coastline will be one you'll cherish.
Lined by incredible red cliffs and sparkling clear waters, a visit to Praia da Falesia, one of the region's most impressive pieces of coast should definitely make your list. With over 6km of shores stretching from Vilamoura in the east along to Albufeira in the west, this praia has been voted as the number one in Portugal (and even included as one of the Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2018).
Famous for its regal rock formations, soft golden sands and collection of hidden caves Para dos Tres Irmãos is a dreamy delight. Mother Nature's wondrous touch has made this spot popular among photographers and lovers of the great outdoors, due to the number of rocky outcrops that bless the serene sands. Throw in turquoise, transparent waters perfect for snorkelling and soaring cliffs offering shade and shelter – and you've got a family friendly beach that's great for all generations!
Long gone are the times of travelling long haul to find a paradisiacal Bahama-like island… Treasured for its unspoilt beauty, crystal clear waters and enchanting landscapes, Zakynthos has become one of Greece's most prized idyllic islands. Just a short flight from the UK it boasts bustling beach resorts, spectacular sea caves and tranquil coves. Whatever you're feeling, feel it on a beach holiday to Zakynthos.
Hidden in a secluded cove on the north-west coast of the island, framed by craggy white walls and fine light sands, Navagio beach is remarkable in beauty and bliss. Aside from those Instagrammable pictures that'll make you the envy of all your friends, this beach has a trademark which makes it a huge holiday hit! Otherwise known as "Shipwreck Beach" and "Smuggler's Cove" the beach is now home to an old shipping vessel which washed up on its serene shores over 30 years ago. Adding a touch of character to an already fascinating little discovery, Navagio Beach is one to be enjoyed by the whole family.
On the island's most south-easterly tip, Banana Beach is one of Zakynthos' biggest and most beautiful beaches. Famous for its exotic emerald waters, and flour-white sands, Banana beach is a dream for those who looking to enjoy the carefree times that come with a day by the sea. With a bountiful selection of sunloungers, parasols and sprinkled with beach bars and restaurants – the whole family can relax and unwind the way they please!
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