For the majority of people, beach breaks are the preferred summer holiday of choice. After spending all winter in the cold, come spring and summer, most people are just dying to chuck on their swimwear and hit the beach, which is why beach breaks are so popular. Of course, after a few summers of beach breaks, taking the same type of trips, again and again, can get somewhat boring. That’s why this summer you should book a beach break with a twist so that you still get your sand and sea fix, but you also get a little extra from your trip. For a beach break with a twist, take a look at the ideas below.
Go to Crete
The Greek island of Crete is somewhere that is perfect for a beach break with a difference because it also boasts lots of other sights and attractions. There are plenty of beaches to keep you happy as well as various other sights and attractions, as well as some incredible cities to visit and explore, such as Heraklion and Rethymno, and a national park to visit and enjoy. The beaches here aren’t like any other, or at least, Elafonisi beach isn’t, as it has pink-hued sands instead of white or golden sands.
Head to Hong Kong
For a beach break that isn’t just about the sand and sea, heading to Hong Kong could be the answer. As well as being home to some beautiful beaches, Hong Kong is also a vibrant, multicultural city, and somewhere that has a lot of sights and attractions to explore. There’s plenty of accommodation to choose from, including a hotel near ocean park in Hong Kong that’s the perfect distance for both sightseeing and heading to the beach. There’s also lots of unique and interesting eateries to visit and explore, along with a vibrant array of clubs and bars. There is plenty to see and do, from sunbathing on the beach to doing some shopping.
Love art? Then how about heading to Barcelona for a beach break? This vibrant Spanish city is all about the art and features various pieces of work from a world-renowned artist, Gaudi. It also boasts some incredible cuisine, with lots of tapas bars to choose from. There are various bars and clubs here, lots of sights and attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, Montserrat, Parc de la Ciutadella, and Placa Reial, among many others. This vibrant city is also home to a beautiful beach that’s just a stone’s throw away from the main city and is perfect for relaxing on or taking a dip at to cool down. Barcelona offers travelers the best of both worlds; a vibrant city and a beautiful beach to relax on, what more could you want?
There you have it, three beach break destinations that offer more than a usual beach break would and are perfect if you fancy a bit of a change. Beach breaks are all well and good, but after a while, they can get a little dull, which is why a change is needed now and then.