Spain has been named as the best value destination for a fly-and-flop, sun and sand getaway.
Tens of thousands of Britons will head to the costas this summer, and for good reason according to On the Beach.
The OTA has run the numbers and, perhaps unsurprisingly, found Spain to have everything you could want from a beach break, taking the top three spots in its top 10.
On the Beach’s research compared the length of various prominent beaches, hours of sun and average water temperature, all stacked up against the cost of a holiday during the peak summer sun season.
And coming out on top is Lloret De Mar on the Costa Brava, with more than 58 hours of sun a week, 48km of beach and average water temperatures of 23C.
Benidorn along the Costa Blanca was second with 72 hours of sun, 57km of beach and similar water temperatures of 23C, but not quite providing the same value as Lloret De Mar.
Third, despite offering the most beach for your buck (almost 80km), is Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, with 77 hours of sun and water temperatures of 22C.
Alan Harding, On the Beach marketing director, said: “For many of us looking to book the perfect beach holiday, jetting off to a destination which offers plenty of sunshine, endless golden beaches and warm waters are essential to a perfect beach holiday and our research has revealed those destinations which offer the very best value for money.
“Resorts across Spain offer holidaymakers endless beaches, perfect waters and hours of glorious sunshine, all of which make for the perfect beach holiday.
“The are many fantastic last-minute holidays to destinations across Europe and if holidaymakers are able to be flexible with their choice of destination and departure date, they will find the perfect beach holiday to suit their needs and budget.”
While the top three was dominated by Spain, Greece and Cyprus were also found to offer great beach getaways at an affordable price.
Chania, Chaniotis, Faliraki and Kos all make the top 10, as does Larnaca in Cyprus.