By the beach vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 186 by the beach vacations. If you're looking for an accommodation within 500 m of the beach, our hand picked selection of by the beach vacations, accommodations, resorts and beach clubs offer the very best vacations by the beach. From learning to sail in Halkidiki to chilling out in your very own beach retreat in the Maldives, our range of by the beach vacations has something to suit every traveler.
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front, from £650 - £700 per person per week
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Self catering beach chalets near the beautiful Cirali Beach, from £900 - £1100 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Tobago beach accommodation
Three lodges & four apartments in beautiful Tobago, from £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm, from £495 - £550 (7 days)
Cirali beach vacation, Turkey
Rustic beach chalets just 250m from Cirali's stunning beach, from £570 - £630 (7 days)
Brazil beach vacation, tailor made
Snorkel in emerald seas & explore traditional villages, from £880 (4 days) ex flights
Villa vacation in Kas, Turkey
Stunning seafront villa on the beautiful Kas peninsula, from £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Thailand cultural tour, floating market & beach
Get a taste of real Thai life and traditional cuisine, from £779 (4 days) ex flights
Cirali villa vacation in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Zanzibar eco beach resort, Tanzania
Beach-side haven, peaceful beauty and stunning location, from US $60 - US $110 per accommodation per night
Lanzarote self catering vacation, Canary Islands
Luxury, Eco Casita in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from €910 - €1190 per accommodation per week
Malta hotel accommodation
Relax and enjoy this Malta resort, from €23 - €174 per room per night
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
Eco Friendly Sri Lankan Beach Resort with Ayurveda Treatment, from US $94 - US $119 per person per night
Lanzarote yurt accommodation, Canary Islands
Luxury Eco Beach Yurts plus Pod in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from €1295 - €1575 per accommodation per week
Lamu Beach House, Kenya Coast
Beautiful beachfront vacation home with stunning sea-views in Lamu, from €40 - €120 per person per night
Fiji beach accommodation on Malolo Lailai Island
A private 3 bedroom beach retreat in Fiji, from AU $450 per accommodation per night
Azores beach accommodation, Portugal
Luxurious log house and cabin near quiet beach, from €350 - €1095 per accommodation per week
Tailor made tour in Brazil, Rio and beach getaway
Explore Rio and the the famous tropical beaches of Brazil, from £1497 (10 days) ex flights
Hastings beach resort in Barbados
Beachfront property located south coast of the island, from US $109 - US $299 per accommodation per night
Castara beach villa holiday in Tobago
Seaviews & sunsets overlooking the bay of Castara Tobago, from US $75 - US $250 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Grand Anse beach resort in Grenada
3 star beachfront hotel in beautiful Grenada, from £799 - £959 per person per week
Costa Rica wildlife & beaches holiday, Pacific Coast
Wildlife and Beaches of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, from £2195 (12 days) ex flights
Little Cayman beach resort, Cayman Islands
Premier dive resort located on tropical Little Cayman, from US $161 - US $276 per accommodation per night
Thailand island hopping vacation
White sands and tropical beach paradise in Koh Chang, Koh Maak & Koh Rang, from £535 (7 days) ex flights
Colombia vacation, overland tour
Adventure through Colombia - highlights and off the beaten track, from £3498 - £3758 (18 days) inc UK flights
Italian Riviera B&B
Ancient country house upon the sea, from €90 - €107 per room per night
Koh Lanta luxury resort, Thailand
Spectacular beachfront resort in Thailand, from Baht 6200 - Baht 10800 per room per night
Liguria seaview apartments & spa, Italy
Surrounded by nature, apartments perched over the sea, from €659 - €2318 per accommodation per week
Wellbeing retreat accommodation in Pelion, Greece
Sleeps 14 in 3 separate units, infinity pool, sandy beach, from £100 - £300 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Honeymoon in the Andaman Islands, India
Discover the natural beauty of the Nicobar Islands, from £430 - £645 (7 days) ex flights

210 reviews for By the beach vacations4 star overall rating

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Cirali villa vacation in Turkey
Total delight. Super bungalow, charming people the most beautilful bay in the world, excellent food reasonable prices. Who could ask for more (more)Boris Sackville
It was a really special vacation! We highly recommend staying with the family and also Cirali as a great destination to relax in and enjoy. (more)Becky Moden
Perfect...A wonderful relaxed atmosphere (more)susan langford
From £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
It was all memorable but probably the two things which stand out were the tour to Torteguero and the one day trip to the Corcavado national park from Uvita. (more)Margaret Everall
We had a great vacation...the eco lodge was amazing with a spectacular view, a private beach, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful gardens full of tropical birds like Toucans and Colibris, and a fantastic restaurant with delicious fresh pure food!! (more)Kim Jans
The most memorable part of the vacation was rafting to Pacuare Lodge and then rafting out again 2 days later. 28km of rafting in all...It was an excellent vacation with a great mix of nature, conservation and thrills. (more)Christine McCormack
From £1950 - £2060 excluding flights
Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous vacation - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
Exceptional, unforgettable...The people at the hotel, the peace and solitude of the place, nature (more)Olga Coulton-Shaw
Probably one of the best vacations we have ever had. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, good food, wonderful people, as little or as much to do and see as you like then book now! (more)Kathryn Spalding
From £495 - £550
Beach and diving vacation in Sardinia, Italy
Memorable parts? The snorkelling and attention from the operator made the vacation, not to mention the pristine waters. (more)Chris Brown
From €280 - €630 excluding flights
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Really excellent...The best thigs were the warm sea. the quiet. the beautiful mountains above the beach. Great food, reading books in the shade. (more)Sarah Gray
The beach, accommodations, food and friendly people were outstanding. (more)Joanne Albright
The absolute peace & tranquillity of the destination was the most memorable part of the vacation..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
From £650 - £700 per person per week
Tobago beach accommodation
This is an amazing place to hang out and bond with those you love. Beautiful, relaxing and a place you will hope to return to. (more)JUDITH DOYLE
The view from the accommodation was just amazing. The food was delicious and just the general relaxed vibe of the area and it's people!...10/10 without a doubt! Best vacation we've had! (more)Helen Youngman
Most memorable were the views from our house as well as the village where we stayed...Fantastic is the word. (more)Vlad Waley
From £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
Thailand island hopping vacation
Our vacation was fantastic, energetic, gracious, and packed with great memories. We saw the world in a whole new light. Prepare to have your idea of reality redefined. (more)Federico Mingozzi
It was wonderful! ....Watching the sunrise at Angor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia (more)Casey Faber
From £535 excluding flights
Ilha Grande ecolodge accommodation, Brazil
Very soothing, very good time-out. Stunning surroundings, warm little village. A unique, memorable location. (more)Duncan Maclennan
Ilha Grande was excellent, the water clear, the nature wild and the accommodation I stayed lovely...It was a great beach vacation and served my purpose of a lazy and picturesque vacation to its fullest. (more)Kristina Mand
It was all magnificent and thoroughly enjoyable was superb accommodation and the hosts could not have been more friendly - Excellent. We also visited two other areas along the coast from Ilha Grande. Parati is an excellent old colonial town which is well worth a visit. (more)Donald Dunlop
From £35 - £54 per double room per night
Villa vacation in Kas, Turkey
Very good and hugely relaxing...the most memorable part was diving off the rocks into the sea first thing each morning and the views from the bedroom windows across the sea. (more)anna bradley
A Fabulous rest in a beautiful setting, but still always something to do if you wanted. (more)jane edwards
We rented a house so the most memorable part was arriving and finding a lovely place that was ours for a week. The house is very well equipped, comfortable, with a beautiful garden, access to the sea and a nice (shared) swimming pool. (more)Elizabeth Caird
From £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Cirali beach vacation, Turkey
Excellent. Just what we needed and wanted. (more)Ruth Bond
One of the main reasons we picked Cirali as our vacation destinations was to see the sea turtles, or as the locals know them, the Caretta...We were honoured to watch the turtle's arduous journey down to the sea, just as the sun was beginning to rise. It was exactly like the natural history documentaries, only without the commentary from David Attenborough! (more)Amy Pickard
Most memorable was sitting in the shade having a fantastic breakfast looking straight out onto the beach in glorious sunshine and swimming with turtles on a day out in a local fisherman's boat (more)Anna Bradley
From £570 - £630
Colombia holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Loved the Colombian people; loved Bogota; Medellin & Cartagena. Tips? Be aware in advance of the length of time it takes to get served in restaurants and the blandness of the food. Also we found the guides to be uninspiring. Colombia needs to invest in these areas in order to drive tourism in a positive was. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? It was good and very enjoyable overall - we saw a huge amount of the country and had many different experiences. (more)Helen Cosgrove
From €1700 - €2975 excluding flights
Costa Rica coastal tour
Memorable parts? All of it! Tips? Research what you want to do as there is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that one trip will not be enough!! Local benefits? Yes very much so! Felt intergrated into the communities! Overall rating? 10/10. (more)Julia Hames
From £1145 excluding flights
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Memorable parts? Chimera, and the general feeling in Cirali Tips? Get cash out before you arrive in Cirali Local benefits? Yes, and we appreciated that the room wasn't cleaned every day Overall rating? The best we've ever been on, the memories will last a life time. (more)Sam Mason
From £900 - £1100 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Yucatan ecolodge accommodation, Mexico
Most memorable was the wildlife. We saw flamingos and crocodiles in the nearby lagoon. Everywhere you turned in the resort there were iguanas and other reptiles as well as loads of insects. (more)Nicola Goddard
The richness of the wildlife surprised us every day. One morning we saw dolphins swimming along the shore. Another dawn we came upon a sea turtle laying her eggs. (more)Mary Marshall
From US $276 - US $383 per room per night
Italian Riviera B&B
We went to this accommodation as a slightly alternative honeymoon and had a lovely week. Pier was a great host and made our stay very enjoyable. The rooms were beautifully and uniquely decorated and very clean. The continental breakfasts were amazing with fresh passionfruit from the trees. (more)Steph Chu
You enjoy every single minute of your stay and Pier is one of the most important parts of this experience, his charm, charisma and love for what he does influences truly the atmosphere and your mood there. (more)Carolina Arguedas-Villa
A very pleasurable relaxing vacation with a wonderful host. Pier was charming and had fabulous English and extensive local knowledge - a joy to share conversation with. (more)Claude Rothstein
From €90 - €107 per room per night
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
This is an ideal place for tranquility and those who really enjoy flora and fauna. We found it to be a true privilege (i.e. total lack of tourists) when visiting Wilpattu Park, which was only recently reopened to the public. (more)Susan Haldy
I greatly enjoyed the trip. The service was impeccable. I have sent the link for the hotel to a very long list of friends. (more)Laura Donovan
Highlights were numerous. The ferry ride across to the resort changed the whole atmosphere, you were a in a different world. Early morning bird watching and eating produce from the villages own garden (more)Ian Richardson
From US $94 - US $119 per person per night
Azores beach accommodation, Portugal
Memorable parts? The beautiful view from our cabin, whale watching and walking around the Caldeira of the central volcano. Tips? We went with two small children and had a super time. They loved the field of goats next to us, being able to run around our cabin and the beach. Local benefits? Yes. We recycled and local people were employed in the upkeep of the accommodation. Overall rating? Excellent. Beautiful and quiet island. A real gem. The accommodation was wonderful. (more)Nicola goddard
From €350 - €1095 per accommodation per week
Villa vacation in Crete, Greece
Memorable parts? I went on vacations with my 96-year-old mother, which is memorable in itself... At the last minute she had some health problems so it seemed we had to cancel the vacation but she was so keen to go! And we had a great time. Tips? Get a car to go around, the place is unreachable otherwise and not easy to find if not with very clear directions; by night almost impossible. Local benefits? The environmental impact is definitely low, no air-conditioning and solar... (more)Laura Palmucci
From €24 - €70 per room per night
Diani beach resort in Kenya
Memorable parts? We travelled for three weeks to different parts of Kenya, and stayed five nights here, booked via the Responsible Travel website. These five days were our happiest and most memorable of our vacation. During the five days it's hard to choose to most memorable as it was all so fantastic but probably the friendliness from every single member of staff, closely followed by the excellent food, closely followed by the wonderful swimming pool, closely followed by the monkeys leaping... (more)Emily Hunka
From €28 - €132 per person per night
Guesthouse at Havre Des Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands
Memorable parts? Visiting Durrell Wildlife Park, walking on Jersey's long, wide and dramatic beches, eating very good food (not really common in UK). The B&B was right on the beach and the views from some of the rooms and the restaurant are amazing. Tips? Take a few days to have time to see the diverse nature of Jersey and have good shoes for walking. Try the fish pie in the B&B - it is very good. Local benefits? I believe so. Overall rating? It was a great 5-day trip. (more)Kristina Mδnd
From £25 - £46 per person per night
Gambia ecolodge beach accommodation
Memorable parts? The most exciting part of our stay at Nemasu was a sortie into Senegal - the river border crossing is just south of Kartong - which was organised for us by the owners. We hired bikes and took a guide (which was useful, even he got lost coming back in Senegal!) and had an absolute blast, ending up on cycling on the beach near Abenne - an adventurous day biking through the sandy roads. And a memorable new years eve for sure. Tips? We stayed in a roundhouse for 4 nights... (more)Jackie Hoare
From £10 - £40 per accommodation per night
Beach club and watersports vacation in Turkey
The view from the hotel is wonderful and the windsurfing was great fun, just next door. (more)Francesca Jarvis-Rouse
Beautiful setting, with lights, gourds and candles lit up around the bay at night...We all absolutely loved the vacation; it was a little bit of paradise. (more)Karen Buckley
The vacation was very enjoyable and provided us with exactly what we were looking for. A small well run hotel in a beachside location with water sports onsite and within walking distance of numerous local restaurants. (more)Paul Le Marquand
From €40 - €80 per person per night
Boutique hotel in Dahab, Egypt
The most memorable part of the vacation was scuba diving in the Gulf of Aqaba. The diving sites and aquatic life were amazing... The people, food and view from the hotel was lovely. I would definitely return to this hotel again. (more)Tracy Watson
On a windy evening, the restaurant staff kindly brought our dinner over to the Bedouin tent, where we were able to enjoy it near the fire and follow it with tiny cups of mint tea and a shared sheesha. Exquisite! (more)Linda Petra
The hotel was a wonderful find!! It is beautiful, and all the staff without exception were very friendly, and helpful - I don't think "NO" is a word they ever use to their guests!!!! (more)Carmen Luck
From US $60 per double room per night
Beach villa in Izmir, Turkey
We really enjoyed exploring the area, visiting Pergammon and other sights and trying out the restaurants in Dikili. Also the kindness and hospitality of the Turkish people we met was a lovely surprise. (more)Deirdre Dowling
The most memorable part was finding the beaches deserted, the hotel we used almost deserted and therefore having all the facilities to ourselves, seeing the sites in Cappadocia. (more)Catherine Mukhopadhyay
The most memorable part of the stay was meeting the owner's family. They were extremely charming and hospitable. The villa is beautifully furnished and there is a pretty garden and terrace where you can lose an evening enjoying a bottle of wine. (more)Sam Lafferty
From £270 - £495 per accommodation per week (sleeps 4)
vacation retreat in Greece, Saronic Islands
A great vacation, very relaxing. (more)Niamh O Conghaile
The important factor for us was that the accommodation is a family-run business and it works well. (more)Peter Gander
If you want a quiet, restful vacation where you can read, walk, swim, eat good food, watch the ferries come to and fro and generally chill out, this is for you. (more)Victoria Gunn
From €50 - €103 per room per night
Turkey self catering accommodation
The whole atmosphere of the accommodation is amazing. You are up on a high plateau, away from the noise and bustle, in a wonderful microcosm. Anthea and Bob are extremely helpful - very knowledgeable about the area and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. (more)Sophie Witter
The farm is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing places we have ever been to. Anthea and Bob are very friendly, informative and helpful hosts. (more)Mike Cushman
The owners are wonderful hosts, the cottages and surrounds are gorgeous, and it is an extremely attractive and hospitable part of the world. (more)Zoe Bell
From £250 - £380 per week
Thailand vacation resort in Chanthaburi
We have had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful time and have enjoyed exploring the local area and swimming in the pool. This was the perfect place for us to stay and we have been made really welcome, almost like a homestay but with our own bungalow and separate meals. (more)Anna Hughes Corden
I left having had a superb chill in a place of beauty and tranquility in which I constantly felt was special and giving (more)Martin Ruddock
From Baht1360 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Sardinia family vacation accommodation, Italy
Memorable parts? Linda and Mike (London) We stayed in Appartment B for 6 days in July and had a very pleasant and relaxing stay. This was a very nice apartment - very clean and well equipped, cool inside without need for air conditioning. Outside the garden was lovely and shady with comfortable outside seating, BBQ available, good views over country and coast, and herbs we could use. It was close to pleasant local beaches, shops etc and a good location for visiting other parts of NW Sardinia.... (more)Linda Milbourne
From €250 - €550 per week (sleeps 4)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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