Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Perfect European Seaside Holiday Destinations For Families ♥

*This is a collaborative post.

Travel is something we're always thinking about as a family. We love to discover new places, and fall in love all over again with old ones, and although we're just back from this years summer holiday, we can't help looking forward to next year and all the travel and adventure it will bring for us.

Jacek is longing for a break somewhere sunny and warm again, Tyler is longing for long, lazy beach days and I just want sunshine and flowers in bloom once again so that I can take some beautiful, summery pictures once more, so I've been looking up all inclusive holidays with Holiday Gems looking for some great deals.

Our annual family holiday is something we look forward to as soon as the previous one has come to an end and it's something we save up for all year round. It's so important for Jacek and I to instill a feeling of wanderlust upon our children and to make them love exploring new places just as much as we do.

There are so many stunning destinations dotted around Europe which are perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying some quality time together as a family. Today I'm sharing some of my favourite destinations, all of which Jacek and myself have holidayed at (separately and together) and which are perfect for enjoyable and relaxing family holidays.

Tenerife, Canary Islands
This is where Jacek and I had one of our first ever holidays together and we loved the laid-back, relaxed feel that the island has - making it a perfect holiday destination.

The beaches in Tenerife are very family-friendly and there is so much to see and do from visiting volcanoes, bike riding along the coast, taking the kids to Siam Park water park, visiting the vineyards or simply lounging by the pool. Tenerife offers a whole lot of activities no matter what your family is into.

The climate in Tenerife is especially lovely for those travelling with babies and toddlers as the mild breezes offer some relief from the sun.

Jersey, Channel Islands
I couldn't leave out Jersey in this list as it really is a perfect destination for families. On our visit this year we hired a hire car, which I was able to drive around the island just fine.

With so many beautiful beaches (St. Ouen's is my absolute favourite beach in the world), child-friendly places to visit and eat and a playground at almost every corner, Jersey is a destination that offers a whole lot to families and it's not too far away from home either.

Crete, Greece
Jacek and I went to Crete in July 2013 and we've both been longing to go back since. The island is perfect for family holidays and is just a four hour or so plane ride away from the UK and Ireland.

There are many great places to stay just a stones throw from the beach - perfect for little ones who like to play in the sand and swim in the warm waters around the island. Most places to stay are also just a short walk away from strips which offer everything you need from supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and shops.

There is so much culture and history in Crete and lots of interesting places to visit such as Knossos - which Jacek and I visited during our stay - if you and your family like to do some sight-seeing whilst on holiday. The people in Crete are all very friendly and accommodating to those with families, making the island the perfect holiday destination for you and your family. 

The Algarve, Portugal
This is where we went on our first family holiday abroad back in 2014 and it was a fabulous destination for us.

The beaches are beautiful with their golden sands, caves and archways - perfect for little explorers and everything is close to hand with restaurants, shops, pharmacies being in close proximity to each other on the strips.

The Algarve is the perfect place to relax with your family - the weather is glorious, the family-friendly atmosphere is apparent wherever you go and the coastal views are simply stunning.

Majorca, Balearic Islands
Majorca is a fabulous destination for families with it's laid-back beach resorts, beautiful beaches and stylish cities, this is an island which offers a whole lot of beauty for your buck.

This is an island I am yet to visit but Jacek has been and thoroughly enjoyed his holiday there and would be more than happy to return to it's gorgeous beaches one day.

Croatia
Croatia is an up and coming holiday destination for families and and one which my family would love to visit for ourselves one day.

Croatia is perfect for families with it's uncrowded, beautiful beaches, historical treasures and sleepy villages, all sure to offer you and your loved ones a peaceful and relaxing holiday experience.
Have you ever been to any of my recommended European seaside destinations? Which would be your favourite out of the five to visit?
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