With a new year now upon us, the thoughts of many would-be travellers turn to holidays for 2018. Whether you’re planning a family break, a weekend away with friends or a holiday with someone special, one type of holiday is no doubt high on the list for many Irish tourists in 2018 – beach holidays. Below we look at six fab beach breaks that are sure to provide endless hours of fun, sea, sand (and hopefully some sun).
6 Great Beach Breaks to Consider for 2018
1 Cornwall, England
England isn’t likely to be high on the list of destinations when you think of beach holidays, but Cornwall in the south-west of the country has so much to offer, it could be just what you are looking for. A popular destination for surfing holidays, Cornwall lies on the very southern tip of England, and the county is home to several idyllic beach towns and villages including Newquay, St Ives and Penzance.
The county is home to some stunning beaches (over 400 to be exact), so check out the latest Cornwall holiday deals and plan your Cornish break today.
2 Achill Island, Mayo
Regular visitors to coastal Ireland will know that these shores are home to some stunning beaches, and the Wild Atlantic Way is no exception. One beach in particular stands out along this popular coastal drive and that is Keem Strand in Keem Bay. One of several blue flag beaches on the island, Keem Bay is one of 15 signature points along the Wild Atlantic Way. A trip to Achill Island is unlike many beach breaks you will seek in 2018, allowing you to explore this fascinating island by foot, bike or car. Indeed, Keem Bay Walk was recently named in our list of 7 great hikes in Ireland to consider for 2018, allowing you to enjoy the great scenery while relaxing on some stunning beaches.
Check out the latest Achill Island hotel deals and plan your Achill beach break today.
3 Sardinia, Italy
One of the two famous main islands of the shores of Italy (along with Sicily), a break to Sardinia will provide you with a retreat that has so much to offer. Not only is Sardinia home to some wonderful beaches and the marvellous Mediterranean weather, it’s also famous for its rugged landscape and great food. Consider visiting the caves at Neptune’s Grotto along the coast, while the Roman amphitheatre in the main city of Cagliari is well worth visiting. Some of the most popular coastal towns to consider visiting include Alghero, Olbia and Porto Torres.
View the latest Sardinia holiday deals and plan your Italian beach getaway for 2018 today.
4 Ibiza, Spain
Seen by many as Spain’s party island, the Balearic Island of Ibiza has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fun-filled all-inclusive break with your mates or a relaxing holiday with the kids. While the towns of San Antonia, Ibiza Town and San Antonio Bay often attract the crowds, the White Isle (as Ibiza is sometimes known) has many great options should you be seeking a quieter beach break. The island has some stunning beaches, and you won’t have to venture far to find a beach for some R&R to ensure you have an enjoyable break.
Check out the latest Ibiza beach holiday deals and plan your Balearic break today.
5 Santorini, Greece
Famed for its pristine white buildings, rugged coastline and crystal-clear water, Santorini is a destination that really makes you appreciate everything a European beach break has to offer. The stunning, rugged landscape allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds as you can relax on one of the island’s many beaches, or get to know more about the history of the island at the Fira museum. Enjoy a winery tour and join one of the many walking tours of the island and get the most from your Santorini adventure.
View the latest Santorini package deals today.
6 Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is home to many popular coastal towns and villages, with affordable flights and accommodation making it the destination of choice for many Irish holiday goers. Towns like Albufeira, Vilamoura, Portimao and Alvor draw the crowds throughout the year, and each of these towns is dotted with golden beaches and wonderful marinas to explore. Such is the warm climate in this southern Portugal province, beach breaks in the Algarve are a hit from winter to summer, while the many great golf courses have ensured it’s a popular destination for Irish golfing enthusiasts.
Check out the latest deals for Algarve holidays today.
WhICH Beach Break Are You Planning in 2018?
Where is your beach adventure going to be in 2018? Let us know by commenting below.