Jet off for an autumn beach holiday

Summer is melting into autumn, and soon we’ll be knee deep in winter. So now is the time to cheer yourself up with a great autumn beach break. If you can go when the kids are still at school, you’ll grab a bargain. And even if you are tied to school holidays, you should still be able to find a destination that will be kind to your picket and offer the warm rays of summer.

Five great beach hols in autumn

Costa de la Luz, Spain Located on the lovely Andalusian coast, Costa de la Luz isn’t so far to go for a break but should still have some warm weather. The mile after mile of beaches will also bring a smile to your face. It can get a little breezy on the Atlantic coast but the sun is usually out to warm your bod.. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Amazing snorkelling in pristine seas to look at delicate corals is the biggest attraction of a beach holiday here. That and the sunshine! Cape Verde Situated off the west coast of Africa, you’ll find a fabulous collection of volcanic islands. From London they are only about a sic-hour flight, too. This isn’t chic Caribbean but does boast a wilder more dramatic landscape and some truly stunning beaches. The sunshine is guaranteed at this time of year, as are the rhythms of the local music, which is a fusion of samba, salsa and African. Gambia Beautiful white sandy beaches, palm trees and hours of sunshine make this destination in Arica a real winner. You’ll also find a collection of back-to-basics beach huts that are a budget-friendly place to stay. See Responsible Travel for beach hut accommodation ideas. Crete, Greek islands The weather is still fine in the Greek islands in October. The beaches are always great for sunbathing and chilling out. And you’ll usually find a wealth of bars and restaurants for a week of great drinking and dining out.  

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