Although families with school children are foced to take their summer holiday during August, for the rest of us looking for a little sun we can continue to dream on into September and even October. And if you are looking for a cheap deal on a short break to a European beach resort then this is a great time to go. Just hop a flight to Portugal, Spain, or one of the Mediteranean islands and enjoy a few days relaxing by the sea without anybody elses kids around!

So here are our top five destinations for a late summer beach holiday with prices starting at just £193.50 per person. There will be no surprises I am sure, but sometimes you don’t want to take a risk and you want to stick with the tried and tested!

4* Tenerife Break, 3 Nights

The island of Tenerife’s spectacular landscape has been sculpted by millions of years of volcanic activity. Helped by the effects of the atlantic ocean, the black volcanic sands have become an iconic factor in Tenerife beach breaks, and the mountainous ranges remain an explorers dream. All this work just so you can enjoy three days and nights soaking up a little sun, eating good food and relaxing.

Departing from Luton, 24 September
from £384.50per person

Algarve Beach Breaks

With over 100 miles of beach , no list of European beach breaks should be complete without a mention of Portugal’s Algarve. Running along the southern coast, the Algarve features both Mediteranean and Atlantic coastline and the wonderful climate allows visitors the chance of booking the perfect holiday all year round. From private coves to party beaches there truly is something for everyone, and if you tire of beach life, you have the whole of the Iberian Peninsular to explore!

3* Algarve Break, 3 Nights at the Dom Pedro Marina Hotel (Quarteira)

Palma Beach Breaks

If you like a bit of city life to break up your relaxxing days on the beach then head for Palma Stunning sandy beaches and historical sites will keep you active if a you require a little culture in your break. Explore the BasIlica De Sant Francesc or the ruins of ancient Arab Baths

Cyprus Beach Breaks

The home of Aphrodite will offer a holiday full of romance. Its turbulent history has left its mark, with many cultures, from across Africa and Europe, represented in the achitecture, food, drink and culture of the island once you decide to leave your beach of choice.

Malta Beach Breaks

The last on our list has traditionally been a favourite of British holiday makers. With three night breaks starting at just £155.50 per person the island’s year-round beautiful weather and its warm and inviting seas will keep you happy whether you want peace and quite or an action packed break full of the wide variety of watersports available around the island.