The best bargain beach holidays in Spain, Italy and France that won't break the bank | The Sun

BEAT the cost-of-living crisis with a bargain sunshine break to Europe’s best beaches with Hols From £9.50.

There is no need to miss out on topping up that tan, or bucket-and- spade fun, under the sizzling Mediterranean sun in 2023.

We’ve got the pick of the best parks across the coasts of France, Spain, Italy, Croatia and more — as well as fabulous campsites near some of Europe’s best theme parks.

Money may be tight but heading to one of our Hols From £9.50 parks in Europe by car means you can make major savings.

With the kids in the back — and room for those holiday essentials and store cupboard basics — taking a ferry across to Europe is the savvy option.

With excellent transport links, you could be whizzing your way to some of the smartest parks — complete with fabulous pools, plenty of entertainment and superb sporting facilities.


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And your home from home will not disappoint — always spacious, quality accommodation, with many parks featuring shaded outdoor decking and furniture perfect for taking advantage of the warm weather.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your park.

France’s fabulous coastlines promise great value and the shortest driving times from home.

Channel your inner A-list celeb on the chic French Riviera, head for the hotspots on the Med coast near Spain, discover history, fabulous food and sandy beaches in Normandy and Brittany, or explore the dramatic Atlantic coast.

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Inland, La Croix Du Vieux Pont in Berny Riviere near the French capital is just an hour from the delights of Disneyland Paris — including its spectacular new Marvel Avengers Campus.

On the Normandy coast, you can enjoy a fabulous break come rain or shine at the five-star La Vallee park in Houlgate.

In an idyllic rural setting close to wide, sandy beaches, there’s two outdoor heated pools with fabulous waterslides plus a heated, covered indoor pool.

Or head south and enjoy sizzling sunshine on the Cote d’Azur as well as the chance to explore all the glamour of the French Riviera from the five-star La Baume park in Frejus.

Beautiful beaches are just minutes away by car but the park itself also features amazing aquatic facilities including a pool complex with lagoon, waterslides and split-level covered pool.

And you’re sure of good weather if you choose one of the parks just over the border in Spain, promising access to wide, sandy Mediterranean beaches.

For the best of all worlds, though, families will adore the Vilanova Park closer to Barcelona.

Amsterdam canals

Take in the city’s delights, enjoy world-class beaches and, for thrills, you’re just 40 minutes from the Port Aventura — Spain’s biggest and best theme park and home to Ferrari World.

But you may be tempted to stay on the park itself, with its three pool complexes, a wellness centre and spa and spectacular fountains waiting to be enjoyed.

Families will love the idea of going Dutch, with one of our Hols From £9.50 parks in Holland, all easy to get to via ferry, train or car without breaking the bank.

For fun for all the family, Duinrell near Wassenaar is much more than just a place to stay — on site is its own theme park with 40 rides and attractions, as well as a tropical waterpark.

Little ones will love the wide, sandy beaches at nearby Scheveningen and Mum and Dad can enjoy the canals and culture of Amsterdam, just 35 minutes away.

Or maybe you want to treat yourself to a bit of the dolce vita at one of the Hols From £9.50 parks in Italy.

Easily accessible by car or low-cost airline, there are sites next to stunning coastline, tempting Tuscan countryside, jaw-dropping lakes and mountains and even the captivating canals of Venice.

Our top picks include the Norcenni Girasole park for those picture-perfect Tuscan views without the hefty price tag.

The site, at Figline Valdarno, promises views of verdant, rolling hills from its pitches and three pools with waterslides and lazy river in landscaped grounds.

By night, indulge in the best pizza and pasta at the park’s restaurants, catch a film in the cinema or dance the night away in the underground disco.

For fun days out there are low-cost trips bookable from the park to Tuscany’s greatest treasures including Florence, Siena and Pisa.

Or Croatia is a campers’ paradise, with superb parks right on the beaches of some of the finest stretches of coastline along the Adriatic and Dalmatian Rivieras.

Easily accessible from airports served by all the low-cost airlines, you’re guaranteed both good weather and dramatic views.

The kids will adore the wonderful water world at the five-star Zaton Holiday Resort on the Dalmatian Coast at Zadar.

There are terrace pools tumbling down toward vast lagoon pools, as well as slides, splash playgrounds and more than enough places to bask in the sunshine.

There’s also direct access to a Blue Flag beach of soft sand, and a vast selection of sports facilities both on and off the water.

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Three restaurants give you plenty of choice when it comes to relaxing over a meal at the end of the day, plus bars for evening fun and even an on-site baker for fresh breakfast bread.

With so much choice, there’s a park for everyone across Europe with Hols From £9.50 — all of them making your precious holiday pounds go further.

How do I book a Hol from £9.50?

There are THREE ways to book our Holidays from £9.50:

  1. Collect codewords: You can collect TEN codewords. We will print one codeword every day in The Sun newspaper from Saturday, January 7 to Tuesday, January 31. These are four letter words written down the side of the numbered token in the paper. Save these codewords until you have TEN then book online at
  2. Collect tokens: You can also collect TEN of the tokens printed in The Sun each day. Cut these out and send them back with the booking form – found in paper on Saturday, January 7  or online at
  3. Collect via Sun Savers: Download the Sun Savers app or register at Then go to the 'Offers' section of Sun Savers and click 'Start Collecting' on the 'Hols from £9.50' page. Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from those printed at the bottom of the Sun Savers paper page each day. Then enter or scan them on Sun Savers to unlock booking.


  • La Vallee, France
  • La Baume, France
  • Vilanova Park,       Spain
  • Duinrell,       Netherlands
  • Norcenni Girasole,       Italy
  • Zaton Holiday       Resort, Croatia

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