We’re all different and my elder brother would prefer to stay in the hotel in Ibiza rather than hit the beaches.
My parents loved the beach and my Mum, in particular, loved to sunbathe.
Me being the restless sort and never a strong swimmer I preferred a beach game.
And I spent a week in Menorca playing Boules with German boy Uwe at the age of 9.
We didn’t share a word but we shared a love of sand as do parasol supplier We Are Promotional http://www.wearepromotional.co.uk/printed-branded-parasols-pubs-breweries/.
Beach boys (and girls)
They have given us this survey of our habits.
Which I’ll pick through for you.
The most expensive beach on amenities including luxury huts and parking is Renaissance Island, Aruba at £302.54pp.
And the cheapest is Huiquan Bathing Beach, China at £8.94pp.
In among them is Bournemouth. If fate had taken a different turn I could have been working there. http://www.visitbournemouth.com.
Fourth in the table at £168pp I’d have been looking for that factored into my salary.
Which would have had to be good to save up for those beach huts.
Huiquan again is the place to go for families (of four) at £34.96.
Beach bummin’ it
But I picked out Bathsheba Beach on the east of Barbados… let me share https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/. And check out http://www.visitbarbados.org.
There I ate a bucket of Bajan chicken, Banks beer in hand and waves crashing around my feet.
We Are Promotional costs Bathesba Beach at £108.03 including water sports, ice cream, lunch and beers.
It’s always tempting if you’re up early and see an abandoned beach just to snuck up on a sunlounger and parasol and grab it.
I very nearly did it in Fort Lauderdale last December.
While I was intrigued to find the prices at Nazare in Portugal.
Portugeezers on the beach
Which is one of the best short-haul holiday countries for those living in Britain and Ireland (http://www.visitportugal.com).
At €18.89 it’s not as expensive as Waikiki in Hawaii, at £40.06.
But I’d still recommend the beaches of Portugal Centro between Oporto and Lisbon as a better alternative. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/secret-portugal/.
I’ve never worked out water sports. I tend to inhale when I should be exhaling.
But the Cool Set in Biarritz know what they’re doing.
The French Riviera resort comes third on their list of price of water sports at £89.90pp.
And let me show Biarritz off to you. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/the-boat-dazur/. And visit https://www.france.fr/en.
Behind the most expensive, Coney Island in the US at £216.32pp.
And lastly, and most importantly in many’s eyes, ice cream.
It’s more than a euro a lick at Railay Beach, Thailand at £22.19pp.
Compare that with the tenth, Brighton at £4. And they’re all top tens. Visit www.visitbrighton.com.
My 99 in the beautiful beach town of Greystones, Co. Wicklow where I live is just €2.50… and the pound and euro are virtual parity. http://www.visitwicklow.ie.
Watch out for my top beaches in a blog coming to you soon.
While I’ll also share with you the origins of the 99, my old Sandy stomping ground of Portobello, Edinburgh.
MEET YOU ON THE SAND