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Here are our top picks if you are looking for a beach holiday :

Thomson – One of the big 2 remaining beach holiday tour operators since they merged with First Choice. The website has a massive range of package holidays in the Mediterranean as well as large programmes to Egypt, The Canaries and longhaul destinations including Maldives and The Caribbean. Tip : Look also at First Choice, despite the merger with Thomson they have many of their own hotels as well as some options which are the same but priced separately.

Sunshine.co.uk – A new player in the beach holiday market, They operate online only and keep marketing costs at a minimum preferring instead to focus on cheapest prices for beach holiday hotels and hopes for word of mouth advertising. As they are not a tour operator, they use other airlines and give customers the option to bundle up with hotels. A word of caution : They are not ATOL bonded.

Thomas Cook – The other large UK tour operator since the merger with Airtours / MyTravel. Again a huge range of package beach holidays to choose from. They are strong on both packages with apartments and hotels since the merger. Big on holidays to Turkey, Ibiza, The Canary Islands as well as Greek islands like Zante and Crete.

Virgin Holidays – Longhaul specialist Virgin do great packages to the likes of Sri Lanka, Dubai, Barbados, Cuba, St Lucia, Antigua as well as being very strong on Florida including Disney packages. Check out their website for late deals as well as special offers for families. Most departures are Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick but there are flights from Manchester too and connection flights from e.g. Glasgow and Newcastle are often available at special prices.

If you fancy a beach holiday in the UK we recommend :

Blue Chip Vacations – Cornwall and Devon self catering specialists with a large choice of high quality accommodation that ranges from luxury marina apartments to barn conversions in the country. Torquay, St. Ives and Newquay are all firm favourites for a UK beach holiday.

Haven – Holiday parks all over the UK with free entertainment, top quality facilities and loads of activities.

Hoseasons – Offers a choice of holiday parks including Pevensey Bay, North Devon, Pembrokeshire and the Isle of Wight. They also have a choice of cottages close to beaches.

Park Holidays – 25 holiday parks located on the South and East coats of England. The accommodation is static caravans, chalets & lodges. On site facilities and entertainment.