The 10 cheapest beach holidays in Europe to book now

Now that the clocks have turned forward and spring had officially sprung, it certainly isn’t too soon to start planning our summer holidays. Whether you want an early getaway, peak season trip or prefer to jet-off for some extra last minute sun before autumn, there’s one thing we can all agree on – great deals are irrefutable.

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This year, the Post Office’s Holiday Costs Barometer has revealed the ten most affordable beach holidays in Europe, meaning you can not only enjoy relaxation for less but avoid the hassle of a long-haul flight too.

The definitive list was carefully curated by the holiday data collection service, who factored in significant holiday essentials in order to work out the cheapest destinations. This included everything from the price for a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer and glass of wine, to the cost of insect repellent and sun cream, as well as three course meals for two and average price of lunch.

As a result, they found the below destinations to be the top ten most affordable beach holidays…

The 10 cheapest beach holidays in Europe

10. Alicante, Spain

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Alicante, Spain works out to be £95.24. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £1.05

Glass of wine: £1.75

Three course evening meal for two: £50.51

Two course lunch for two: £22.71

9. Limassol, Cyprus

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Limassol, Cyprus works out to be £93.58. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £1.75

Glass of wine: £2.63

Three course evening meal for two: £45.59

Two course lunch for two: £22.71

8. Sliema, Malta

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Sliema, Malta works out to be £89.57 Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £1.53

Glass of wine: £3.46

Three course evening meal for two: £38.94

Two course lunch for two: £26.31

7. Paphos, Cyprus

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Paphos, Cyprus works out to be £84.27. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £2.19

Glass of wine: £2.19

Three course evening meal for two: £42.10

Two course lunch for two: £22.80

6. Crete, Greece

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Crete, Greece works out to be £80.85. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £2.19

Glass of wine: £2.63

Three course evening meal for two: £42.09

Two course lunch for two: £21.05

5. Benidorm, Spain

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Benidorm, Spain works out to be £65.59. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £1.58

Glass of wine: £1.67

Three course evening meal for two: £37.17

Two course lunch for two: £16.66

4. Torremolinos, Spain

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Torremolinos, Spain works out to be £65.59. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £1.05

Glass of wine: £2.33

Three course evening meal for two: £33.24

Two course lunch for two: £17.54

3. Marmaris, Turkey

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Marmaris, Turkey works out to be £59.13. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £0.89

Glass of wine: £2.96

Three course evening meal for two: £34.09

Two course lunch for two: £8.89

2. Algarve, Portugal

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Algarve, Portugal works out to be £57.45. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £0.57

Glass of wine: £1.64

Three course evening meal for two: £29.38

Two course lunch for two: £14.03

1.Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

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The average daily spend on a holiday in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria works out to be £38.86. Here’s how…

Cup of coffee: £0.70

Glass of wine: £1.17

Three course evening meal for two: £21.88

Two course lunch for two: £8.42