Beach holidays never fail to be a hit with families  After all, the sun, sea and sand offer plenty of things to keep both kids and parents entertained, there are breathtaking coastal views to discover and bustling resorts packed with restaurants, shops and attractions  The best bit is that if you want to go abroad, there are plenty of brilliant beach holiday destinations just a short flight away from the UK  To give you a helping hand we've picked out some of our favourite beach hotspots, including top websites for finding cheap packages there  Happy holiday hunting! 1.

Spain    It's been a go-to destination for Brits for decades, and no wonder  Spain offers bustling beach resorts, thrilling theme parks and beautiful coastal spots,from the incredible beaches in Majorca to popular resorts like Costa del Sol and Costa Dorada  Then of course there are the Canary Islands from Tenerife with its top attractions to Lanzarote and Gran Canaria where you'll find heaps of picturesque beaches and lush resorts  Flight time? To mainland Spain you're looking at times of less than three hours For the Canary Islands, this is usually around four hours  Best websites for cheap holidays: Thomas Cook can be a good source for all-inclusive holidays TUI has a wide array of packages and often hosts offers or flash sales easyJet Holidays is ideal for those on a budget especially during the peak summer months Cheap Spain holidays 2019: where to find the best deals from all-inclusive packages to cheap flights 2  You'll find plenty of cheap and cheerful hotspots in , whether you're after a busy resort with a brilliant nightlife, or somewhere a little quieter for a spot of golf as well as picturesque beaches  Need a dose of inspiration? Check out our guide to the best beaches in but be prepared to get serious wanderlust!  Flight time? Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes  Best websites for cheap holidays: LoveHolidays has some tempting prices especially if you can travel outside the school holiday dates Jet2Holidays can be great for cheap family holidays On the Beach is good if you're not sure where you want to go but know that you want to be near a beach 2019 holiday booking guide: How to get the best deals whatever your choice of break 3 Greece  Whether you're opting for mainland Greece or looking to explore some of the best Greek islands, you won't be disappointed with the sheer choice of coastal spots to choose from  Think everything from golden sandy shores to pebbled offerings for intrepid explorers who like to go off the beaten track We've rounded up the best beaches in Greece to give you a taster of what's on offer  Flight time? Approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes to fly in to Athens For the islands, expect flight times of around four hours  Best websites for cheap holidays: First Choice has pretty tempting all-inclusive packages Teletext Holidays often hosts late deals and discounts and offers some cheap holidays TUI has a wide array of packages to suit plenty of budgets whether you're after luxury or family-friendly (or both!) Best destinations to visit in 2019 and where to get the best deals   4 Croatia  Croatia is filled with some pretty incredible beaches, the majority of which tend to be pebbles and shingles rather than sandy shores  Still, that hasn't stopped holidaymakers from flocking to the picturesque coves, beaches and bays to be found, whether you're in Dubrovnik or looking to explore the various islands  Flight time? Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes  Best websites for cheap holidays: Lastminute com offers budget-friendly flight and hotel packages TravelSupermarket is a good source for comparing prices if you only know the dates you want to book a trip but need guiding to find the hotel and flights Expedia often has discount codes and last minute deals 5.

Turkey  Turkey's popularity is returning especially thanks to the cheap holiday packages on offer for Brits considering a beach break there  There are some pretty spectacular beaches to discover as well as a host of bustling resorts if you're looking for a vibrant atmosphere    Flight time? Ranges from approximately four to six hours  Best websites for cheap holidays: Thomas Cook has plenty of tempting cheap packages and often hosts extra deals such as Kids Go Free places LoveHolidays has deals from £131pp on Turkey holidays How to find cheap holidays in Turkey and late deals for summer 2018   6 France  If you're on a budget, then you may want to consider France for your next break  For a start, there are plenty of family-friendly campsites right on the coast For example, Eurocamp has a host of sites right next to beaches  Then of course you'll have a choice of breathtaking French regions which are ideal for a family holiday  Flight time? Approximately an hour and a half  Best websites for cheap holidays: Lastminute com is a good source for cheap flight and hotel deals Eurocamp is a firm favourite with Brits thanks to its bustling parcs and there are plenty right by the beach Siblu Holidays offers cheap and cheerful campsites often a stone's throw away from local attractions Beach Holidays.