It doesn’t Costa lot to enjoy the best summer holiday
Research conducted by On the Beach, the UK’s leading beach holiday specialist has revealed Spain as the best value destination when comparing the length of its beaches, sun hours and average water temperature versus the cost of a holiday during the busy summer sun period.
As millions of British families prepare to jet off to the sun, many are still yet to book their perfect beach holiday. To help sun-starved Brits choose the perfect destination for their holiday in the sun, On the Beach has compared those all-important factors to reveal the very best value for money.
No rain in Spain
The research revealed the ever-popular Spanish resort of Lloret De Mar on the Costa Brava as the best value destination, enjoying more than 58 hours of sun per week, 48 kilometres of beach and an average water temperature of 23 degrees.
Benidorm, on the Costa Blanca, famed for its fantastic beaches and nightlife offers the second-best value for money in terms of sun versus the cost of a holiday. The ever-popular resort offering holidaymakers a whopping 72 hours of sun each week, 57 kilometres of glorious sandy beach and an average water temperature of 23 degrees.
Offering more beach than any other resort, Torremolinos grabs third place with almost 80 kilometres of sandy beach, 77 hours of sun and an average water temperature of 22 degrees. The research conducted by On the Beach found that the Mediterranean resort town on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, offers fantastic value for money when comparing the cost of a holiday versus its beaches, sun hours and water temperature.
Greece is the word
Whilst the Majorcan resort of Santa Ponsa grabs fifth place, enjoying more than 70 hours of sun each week, Greece and its islands, which have been popular hot-spots for holidaymakers for many years, takes the fourth, six and seventh spots with Crete, Halkidiki and Rhodes all providing excellent value for money for those seeking, sun, sea and a swim.
Best of the rest
The research also revealed many other popular European beach destinations offering great value for money in terms of beach and sun versus the overall cost of a holiday. The Canary Island of Gran Canaria and the sun-kissed island of Cyprus with its beautifully warm waters averaging 26 degrees during the summer period, completing the top 10 list.
Alan Harding, Marketing Director at On the Beach comments:
“For many of us looking to book the perfect beach holiday, jetting off to a destination which offers plenty of sunshine, endless golden beaches and warm waters are essential to a perfect beach holiday and our research has revealed those destinations which offer the very best value for money.”
“Resorts across Spain offer holidaymakers endless beaches, perfect waters and hours of glorious sunshine, all of which make for the perfect beach holiday.”
“The are many fantastic last-minute holidays to destinations across Europe and if holidaymakers are able to be flexible with their choice of destination and departure date, they will find the perfect beach holiday to suit their needs and budget.”
Top 10 destinations offering the very best value for money:
|Destination and ranking||Kms of beach||Sun hrs per week (summer)||Avg. water temperature (summer)|
|1. Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar||48,5||58,3||23|
|2. Costa Blanca, Benidorm||57||72,3||23|
|3. Costa del Sol, Torremolinos||79,4||77||22|
|4. Crete, Chania||36,7||84||24|
|5. Majorca, Santa Ponsa||26||72,3||24|
|6. Halkidiki, Chaniotis||64,9||79,3||23|
|7. Rhodes, Faliraki||29,4||93,3||24|
|9. Gran Canaria||15,2||65,1||22|
|10. Cyprus, Larnaca||14||84||26|
About On the Beach
Founded in 2004 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2015, On the Beach is the UK’s leading beach holiday specialist. With more than 60 million website visitors this year, over 1.5 million customers found, booked and enjoyed their perfect On the Beach holiday. Book online at www.onthebeach.co.uk, or by calling the UK call centre on 0871 474 3000.