Gushing blowholes, sandy beaches and picturesque coastal walks. Sydney's secret hideaway - Kiama, welcomes surfers and families alike.
With miles of soft sand beaches and warm shallow waters, a laid-back atmosphere and abundance of wildlife, you are sure to fall in love with Sanibel and Captiva Islands
The Caribbean island of Tobago has a breathtaking coastline and laidback people with two speeds: slow and slower - making it the perfect spot for a little relaxation
Think you have to pay a fortune to enjoy world-class snorkelling, fishing and hammock-swinging in a pristine Bahamas hideaway? Think again!
Winter sun doesn't have to mean Caribbean beach holidays - head for South Beach, Miami and you can add nightlife and retail therapy to the sun, sea and sand combination
by Fifties traveller
This little-known Egyptian resort, just a five-hour flight from Gatwick, is the perfect winter escape. If snorkelling, scuba diving, golf or just lazing in the desert sun appeal, head for Taba Heights
With summer temperatures averaging 30C, the Black Sea Riviera of Bulgaria is proving popular with sun-seekers. For guaranteed rays, sea, sand and nightlife on a budget, head for Sunny Beach resort
In Kenya, you can combine all the thrills of a tropical beach holiday (kite-surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving from a dhow) with watching lions at dawn on safari in the Masai Mara – a winning formula
Majorca was never on my travel wish-list - until a trip to the quaint, historic town of Pollensa revealed that there's far more to this Spanish island than sun, sea and sand (though they're there too)
The recently regenerated seaside town of Morecambe should not be overlooked. Take a stroll along the promenade, build sandcastles and admire the exhibitions and public artwork on display