Last Minute Cheap Beach Holidays 2019
The rules for getting a good cheap beach holiday are pretty much the same as saving money on other types of holidays.
Firstly, avoid the most popular times, which tend to coincide with when the schools are on holiday. Rather, look at each end of the peak season, the beginning months and those at the end, as things start to wind down.
Hold your nerve, and try booking late, say two weeks before you go. Sometimes, where you go can make a difference too. Places that were once hyper-popular, but have gone ‘off the boil’ can prove to be good last-minute beach holiday destinations too.
It always pays to do your research too, spending some time on the internet can shave pounds off your next holiday, and don’t forget to book your travel insurance too. You can do this in one simple step at the end of your holiday booking with netflights.com.
Miami, Florida is a classic long-haul beach holiday destination, and there are cheap options here too. Ten hours from London, and also accessible from several regional airports, you can choose from a 35 mile stretch of coast from the tip of South Beach, north to Sunny Isles, then circling Key Biscayne and including the other Atlantic islands.
There are all kinds of beaches here: swimming, social, serene, and almost all have WiFi! Look out for names such as Bal Harbour, Crandon Park, 12th Street, and Lummus Park.
To get the best bargains in this part of the world, head out before the school holidays in May and June.
With 50,000 km of coastline, Australia is certainly not short of beaches. The Gold Coast in New South Wales is one of the country’s most popular seaside attractions. 70km of sun-drenched beaches, plus plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife, draws families and singles alike. To ensure you have as cheap a beach holiday as possible, avoid their high season - around Christmas when Australian school holidays are in full swing. Try for the discounted flights (22-24 hours from London) that are most prevalent from mid-April to mid-June.
To cut your travel time, try for somewhere closer to home, like Magaluf on Majorca. Very lively, but usually more peaceful slightly off the normal July/August peak season. Go in May for example where not only will prices be lower, but a local average of 21°C is far from freezing Britain!
The Caribbean is a direct flight from London, taking around eight and a half hours, and somewhere like Antigua is a sure bet for pure white sand and crystal clear waters. On this island, there is a beach for every day of the week, with names like Fort James and Gallery Bay. Their ‘cheap season’ is May to November.
Whichever stretch of sand you want to set your towel down on, keep a look out for the offers and information on Netflights.com, and you’ll be slapping on the Factor 15 in no time.
Whether you find your cheap beach holiday close to home or further across the globe, don’t book anything until you have checked the latest offers from Netflights.com.