Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about relaxing on a sunny beach?  There’s no need to spend cold, windy mornings defrosting the car when you could be chilling on a sun-lounger eating ice cream by the pool-side. Beat the winter blues with a beach holiday this December. It’s a great way to avoid some of the Christmas chaos and enjoy a well-deserved break away from it all.

To help you decide where to go, I’ve chosen my five favourite beach hotspots with plenty of sea, sand, sunshine and relaxation. Why not take a holiday to one of these famous five destinations?

Cancun, Mexico – Average highs of 28⁰C in December

If you’re visiting in December, you’ll be spoilt with sunshine and average highs of 28⁰C. Cancun is a great winter-sun destination and has warm Caribbean seas and long white beaches. Enjoy lazy days sunbathing on the beach and try your hand at the water sports available. If you a fancy a little more excitement then check out the Xcaret theme park and take a ride through the jungle.

Check out Cancun’s beaches

Fuerteventura – Average highs of 23⁰C in December

A holiday to Fuerteventura is all about the beaches and you can enjoy sunbathing in average highs of 23⁰C. Fuerteventura is nicknamed the ‘beach capital of the Canaries’ and it’s easy to see why. There are over 150 golden beaches to choose from with warm blue seas and excellent winds for watersports. Have a go at surfing, windsurfing or even kiteboarding and get your fix of adrenaline fuelled fun.

Try watersports in Fuerteventura

Orlando, Florida – Average highs of 25⁰C in December

Get a great tan whilst exploring the world’s playground of theme parks. You can expect average highs of 25⁰C and loads of thrilling rides and attractions.  Walt Disney World Resort is the place where the magic comes alive and you can meet all your favourite Disney characters in six amazing parks. After exploring them you may wish to cool off in Typhoon Lagoon. The fun-filled waterpark has fast slides, lazy rapids and a giant wave pool in its centre.

Visit Orlando

Lanzarote – Average highs of 22⁰C in December

The year-round sunshine is one of best reasons to visit Lanzarote and in December you can enjoy average highs of 22⁰C.  Lanzarote may be quieter than its neighbours Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria but there are plenty of fun things to do. Explore the Sci-Fi landscapes in the Timanfaya National Park or dig out your cowboy hat for a day at the Rancho Texas Park. It’s great fun exploring the Wild West with Cowboys and they may even let you take part in their show.

Explore Lanzarote

Gambia – Average highs of 30⁰C in December

Sunbathe in the African sunshine this winter and enjoy sizzling highs of 30⁰C. Gambia has plenty of sun, sea and adventure and is an exciting winter-holiday choice. Its miles of unspoilt golden beaches are perfect for lazy days on the sun lounger. Plus if you’re feeling adventurous there are loads of national parks and wildlife areas to explore.  One of them is the Kachikally Crocodile Pool home to over 100 crocodiles.  Visitors can enter the enclosure and stroll along the nature trail into the tropical forest nearby.

Sunbathe in the African sunshine

Which one’s your favourite? Tell me in the comments below