Beach holidays

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Thailand cove made famous in The Beach reopens to visitors after four-year closure
Maya Bay was once a sorry victim of overtourism. Now the beach’s wild residents – and a restricted number of human visitors – are returning

Phoebe Smith

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Enticed through the gates of heaven’: readers’ best French beaches
Rockpools, pine trees, sand, surf and sunshine … our tipsters recall gorgeous beaches from Normandy to the Côte de Vermeille

Guardian readers

12, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Some of Europe’s best beaches are along the British coastline | Letters
Letter: Keith Ruddle was surprised that Woolacombe beach did not make it into a list of 40 of Europe’s best

Letters

06, May, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Bamburgh tops list of UK’s best seaside towns
The Northumberland village holds on to its title in a new Which? poll, fending off challenges from Llandudno and St Andrews

Nazia Parveen

30, Apr, 2022 @9:47 AM

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40 of the best beaches in Europe
From flamingo-pink shores to wild coastlines and everything in between, our travel writers pick the continent’s finest sands, and places to stay nearby

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best tapas bars and restaurants in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain’s new capital of gastronomy
Six brilliant places to eat serving the Andalucían specialities in Spain’s latest foodie hotspot

Sorrel Downer

24, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Got your visa?’: Victoria’s coastal enclave of Rye is holding fast to its barefoot roots
Gentrification hasn’t reached this part of the Mornington Peninsula, where residents say ‘if you don’t play golf, surf or fish, you’re going to struggle’

Jenny Valentish

23, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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That’s swell: why north Devon has just become a World Surfing Reserve
The celebrated UK coastline has joined the likes of Malibu and the Gold Coast as a global surfing hotspot. We pick five of its finest beaches for riding the waves

Nina Zietman

12, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘You couldn’t get closer to spring if you tried’: readers’ favourite Easter day trips for families
From blustery beaches to intrepid hikes and fairytale forests, here’s where to fire up young minds during the Easter holidays

07, Apr, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Hidden Greece: where to stay and what to do away from the beaten track
Explore Greece’s wealth of secret beaches, mountains, sleepy islands and tempting tavernas

John Malathronas

02, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Hidden Croatia: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track
Explore the natural wonders, sleepy villages and car-free islands of seven lesser-known regions

Mary Novakovich

26, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Let’s go Dutch: why the Netherlands beats the Med for family holidays
With its sandy beaches, gentle climate and family-friendly resort parks the Netherlands is holiday heaven for kids

Nazia Parveen

14, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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