Every week, Skyscanner scours the net to find the cheapest flights to the best destinations in Europe. Last week it was Family Holiday Summer Specials. This week it’s last minute beach breaks.
What better way to unwind than spending a long weekend, listening to sound of waves lapping the shores of a white sandy beach, sipping on a Pina Colada and soaking up some UV? Take advantage of Skyscanner’s list of top flight bargains and jet off to one of Europe’s best beaches this summer.
Located on the extreme tip of Portugal, facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve boasts a wonderful climate with over 300 days of sunshine. With over 100 sandy beaches spread over the coastline, holidays in the Algarve offer a choice of beach resorts to suit everyone from party hungry hedonists to the romanic couple. If you fancy a little time away from the sand, try the marine aquarium in Albufeira, go Go Karting at Almancil or take a jeep safari through Carvoeiro.
Travel: Get cheap flights to Faro from £183.70 (return, inclusive of tax)
The towns on the Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera, are generally accepted as some of the most beautiful resort spots in the world. Nice, Cannes and St Tropez among others play host to huge crowds in summer but offer golden beaches all year round. If you want to be seen, head over to the more fashionable club beaches such as Moorea and Club 55 or take a stroll down by the marinas and gaze at the St-Tropez and Cannes waterfronts and luxury moored cruisers.
Travel: Get cheap flights to Nice from £104 (return, inclusive of tax)
Majorca has nearly 250 miles of coastline to explore and enjoy. If you fancy a family orientated resort, with wonderful beaches and an excellent mix of attractions and activities then why not try Alcudia. Meanwhile Cala D’or is a stylish and relaxing resort, home to beautiful beaches, chic cafes and a tranquil atmosphere. Majorca’s eclectic selection of beaches means the island is truly a beach holiday heaven. If you are looking to enjoy water sports, then your beach of choice may be Cala Tuent – great for snorkelling or Platja de Su Coma where you can indulge in a spot of windsurfing, sailing and water skiing.
Travel: Get cheap flights to Palma from £121 (return, inclusive of tax)
With a great range of beaches, from hidden coves to sandy bays and an excess of water sports and places to dine, Crete is perfect for a relaxed seaside holiday. If you are looking for something less developed, head to the south coast for the wildly beautiful Paleochora and Plakias that provide vast sandy beaches and dramatic mountainous backdrops. Or why not get up close and personal with the local marine life with diving lessons and snorkelling available at Agia Pelagia, Amoudara (Heraklion) and Malia.
Travel: Get cheap flights to Crete from £338 (return, inclusive of tax)
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