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Five top beach self-catering holidays abroad

So you have decided to holiday overseas this summer but you’re undecided about where to go. It is probably best to head for a destination close to a beach so you can unwind for a few days during your break. If you plan to take excursions or take part in sporting activities then it is wise to schedule in some time to relax on a sun lounger close to the sea to help you top up that tan.

Plenty of options are available for villas by the sea overseas and you can also hire a range of other properties close to a beach.

There are traditional hotspots such as Spain, the south of France and the Greek islands but don’t discount going further afield to places like Turkey or South Africa.

Wherever you choose, that combination of sun, sea and sand will create just the right vibe for you to escape from it all and recharge your batteries before you have to head back home.

Here are five of the best beach destinations to consider:

1 Spain

It is a good idea to base yourself in the south of the country to get the best Spanish weather, perhaps in the Costa del Sol or the Costa Brava. But if you want the best of both worlds when you are checking out self-catering holidays in Spain then look at staying in Andalucía, where you can sample the culture of historic, traditional Spain and you are within easy reach of wonderful sandy beaches to the south.

2 South Africa

Few beach destinations can rival Cape Town for the majesty of views of Table Mountain as you splash in the sea or laze in the sun. You will experience miles of white sand beneath your toes and the opportunity to see spectacular wildlife and visit picturesque coastal towns nearby if you look into the options for beach holidays in Cape Town, South Africa.

3 Turkey

Turkey for self-catering beach holidays

Turkey, perfect for beach photos

The beaches are among the best in Europe and you are guaranteed fantastic weather for most of your stay if you decide to look at self-catering holiday accommodation in Turkey. It’s a fascinating country with influences from many other countries with plenty of historic monuments and shopping experiences to keep you amused during your stay.






4 Greece

You don’t have to go to the popular Greek islands to find fantastic beaches, as there are plenty on the mainland too.

Self-catering holidays in Rafina are well worth considering. This is a beautiful town facing out into the Aegean Sea and a location where you will find plentiful holiday properties to rent.

5 Canary Islands

The Canaries, as they are known, have long been a favourite destination for the British. Situated off the north-west coast of Africa, they boast some incredible beaches and offer plenty of opportunities for the sporty to enjoy their favourite activities. You can choose from lively areas or more tranquil spots when choosing self-catering holidays in the Canary Islands.