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5 Of Our Favourite Holiday Spots In The Mediterranean

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Traveling as a family of four

We love to travel as a family. Ever since Bobcat was born, we took him on holidays abroad. From a very young age, he’s used to different places, hotels, flying and eating out in restaurants. I believe this is one reason for him not being so attached to a rigid routine. He’s pretty easy going and always been a great travel companion. As a family of four it can get a little more challenging when it comes to travel. So, these days we need to book bigger hotel rooms (family suites) and rent larger cars. We also try to book places which are more children friendly than not. We like to explore and spend the holidays day tripping to beaches and interesting sights. We’d like to expose the children to different cultures, because we think it’s beneficial for them.

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5 of our favourite holiday spots in the Mediterranean

The last few years we spent quite a few of our holidays in the Mediterranean. It generally only takes around a two-hour flight, good connections and frequent and moderately priced flights from London. The weather is perfect in summer, the sea is mostly shallow and there are a lot of children friendly places.

Arcachon and Pyla-Sur-Mer

Arcachon is a seaside resort town in southwest France. Located from 55 kilometres southwest of Bordeaux, in the Landes forest. It has a sandy beach and a mild climate. The bay has multiple landscapes: oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe: the Great Dune of Pilat (Pyla-Sur-Mer) The town and the surrounding villages are lovely, lots of cute little restaurants, shops, markets, museums too. Bordeaux is perfect for a day trip: lots of lovely places, museums, and trams are always good fun. The beaches between Le Moulleau and Cap Ferret are beautiful and protected.

little girl on the beach

Villefranche-Sur-Mer

This is probably my favourite holiday spot in Europe. It has something  quintessentially effortless French to it. This French and Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera, in the heart of the Cote d’Azur, located between Nice and Monaco. It’s very charming. Most importantly, there are no private beaches in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The entire beachfront is free and open to the public. Beaches are very children friendly, very good restaurants and day trips to Nice and Monaco – that’s on offer if you visit in the summer.

Ibiza

Even though the White Island has an infamous reputation as a party island in the summer, it is far more than that. Because I used to live on the island, I can safely say this. You only need to avoid staying in actual San Antonio and Playa de’n Bossa where most of the big discos are located, but apart from that it’s perfect for families. Resort towns like Santa Eularia are perfect with children. The sea is warm, shallow and crystal clear. The restaurants are children friendly and it’s generally a very laid back place. Now is the time to book your holiday for this summer, and Ibiza has a lot to offer. Check them out.

Ibiza beach

San Sebastian 

San Sebastián is a resort town on the Bay of Biscay in the Basque Country, Spain. It’s known for Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta, beaches framed by a picturesque bayfront promenade, and world-renowned restaurants. It’s very pretty surrounded by mountains and forest. It’s also a short drive to France and visit Biarritz, which is perfect for a day trip.

Sardinia

Sardinia is a famous Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Restaurants are serving lots of seafood and are surprisingly affordable. Fantastic child-friendly beaches for all ages, nature parks, fascinating caves and wildlife-watching and an array of water sports for older kids and teens.

 

This is a collaborative post.

Comments

  1. Oh wow! It sounds like you and your family have visited some incredible places! 🙂 I must say, I’m feeling very inspired to visit southern France now – I’ve never been, but it’s definitely on my bucket list! xx

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      There are so many beautiful places in Southern France. still a lot to discover!

  2. I went to Nice recently and loved the Cote D’ Azur. I really want to go back an visit Villefranche-sur-Mer. It looks beautiful and there is so much to do in the area too

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      It’s one of my favourite places! So so beautiful.

  3. I have never been to any of these places, but Sardinia is on my ‘to do’ list. We go to Antalya for a holiday and this year I am taking my 8 year old for the first time. She has never had a beach holiday.

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      Oh that sounds great, I bet you all look forward to it!

  4. These all sound like amazing and family-fun places to visit. We’ve only ever visited the Bahamas and the DR.

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