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7 cheapest autumn sun spots under £50

Escape to the sun for less than you think this autumn with these seven places you can fly to for under £50.

Need some sun? It’s not too late. You don’t have to break the bank jetting off to the Maldives – here are seven late season sunny beachy places that you can fly to for under £50, and they’re all just a couple of hours away.

Malaga seafront

1. Malaga, Spain from £40

Average October high temp: 24C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 8
Cheapest return flights in October: £37

While the sun won’t be quite as strong as you’ll remember if you’ve holidayed here in August, the Costa del Sol, in the sheltered cradle of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, is one of your best bets for late autumn sun in Europe.

Alghero, Sardinia

2. Sardinia from £49

Average October high temp: 22C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 6
Cheapest return flights in October: £30

While in the height of summer Sardinia is a sun-blasted bonanza of beach life and boating for the extremely well-healed, October is a more relaxed time to grace the idyllic beaches of glamorous hotspot the Costa Smerelda, and spend your evenings noshing cucina in more down-to-earth Alghero.

Ibiza Town

3. Ibiza from £40

Average October high temp: 24C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 10
Cheapest return flights in October: £30

You’ve probably heard this before, but in case you didn’t know, there’s more to Ibiza than dancing on podiums in superclubs and posing with galaxially-priced cocktails at beach bars. All that stuff is over by October, so you can explore the White Isle as it should be. For instance, supermodel beach hangout Las Salinas – stuffed in summer, but quieter and lovelier now.

Zadar, Croatia

4. Zadar, Croatia from £35

Average October high temp: 20C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 8
Cheapest return flights in October: £30

Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmation coast, is an ancient walled city that in recent years has become a thronging summer stop-off for crusie ships. But the sun shines long into the autumn in this part of the world, so this is one pleasant place to escape the impending winter for a few days.

Murcia, Spain

5. Murcia, Spain from £49

Average October high temp: 25C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 4
Cheapest return flights in October: £47

Just down from the much-more-well-known Alicante, Murcia is a handy jumping-off point for southern Spain. As well as the weather, La Costa Cálida has another thing going for it – ‘the world’s best naturist beach resort’, Vera Playa, mainland Europe’s only all-year round nudist community.

Albufeira, Portgual

6. Faro (The Algarve), Portugal from £40

Average October high temp: 23C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 7
Cheapest return flights in October: £30

One of Europe’s most popular summer destinations, The Algarve is still warm in autumn, with average temperatures in the high teens even into November. Obviously, there’ll be a lot less kids about at this time of year, so you won’t have to queue up for the water slides.

sunset on a Majorca beach

7. Majorca from £38

Average October high temp: 24C
Average daily sunshine hours in October: 3
Cheapest return flights in October: £30

Surprisingly, Majorca’s sunshine hours fall away a good deal by October, but with temperatures still getting up into the 20s, it’s a better bet for bronzing than Blackpool.

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