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Nothing beats a family beach holiday, unless it’s a family beach club holiday with Ocean Elements; where everything from RYA sailing lessons to active kids clubs, fantastic resort hotels, and some of the loveliest beaches in Greece, are included; and sun, sand and sea are just the start of what might very well be your greatest family adventure, ever.

Everything’s more fun on water is the thinking behind Ocean Elements’ beach club holidays, and they couldn’t make it easier for you to have exactly the type of fun you want; whether that’s two weeks dedicated to mastering windsurfing or just the occasional dip in the ocean as a break from sunbathing.

Free RYA sailing lessons all holiday long

All RYA sailing tuition is free, for anyone over 14 years of age, from beginner classes to skill-building lessons. More experienced sailors benefit from world-class sailing conditions, thanks to Ocean Elements’ talent for picking the best of the best water sports’ beaches in Greece. Kids between the ages of eight and 13 can take advantage of Ocean Element’s Youth Club to learn all sorts of new tricks, from SUP to foiling.

Active Kids Clubs for four to 17 year olds

Innovative Active Kids Clubs are another inspired addition to every Ocean Elements’ beach club holiday. Designed for kids as young as four right up to teens, each club is packed with fantastic activities, learning experiences, and about as much fun as it’s possible to have, in and out of the water. Plus, they’re free to join, and completely guilt free for parents: even the shyest pre-schooler will be far too busy having a great time to miss you for a second.

Fantastic family fun, on land and sea

Of course, beautiful beaches are a given on a beach club holiday, but Ocean Elements’ have clearly paid just as much attention to making sure the surrounding area is sensational too. Plus, they give you everything you need to make the most of it and don’t expect you to pay anything extra for the pleasure. So you’re free to take a break from the sea whenever you want and try anything from mountain biking to island hopping, city sightseeing, exploring local towns and villages, fun family paddle cruises or historic guided hikes.

But perhaps more than anything, it’s the easy-going, carefree atmosphere of a beach club holiday which appeals to families, along with great value, and heaps of free activities. Here’s what that looks like in detail at just three of Ocean Elements’ fabulous beach resorts in captivating and sunny Greece this year.

1/3 Surf Hotel Beach Club, Vassiliki Beach, Lefkada

If sailing’s already your family passion, or you’d like it to be, Surf Hotel Beach Club is a great choice to satisfy all seafaring ambitions. It’s right on Vassiliki Beach, one of the best water sports’ beaches in Greece; famous for textbook perfect winds, long hours of sunshine and excellent sailing conditions, whether you’re ready to skill-build, or an absolute beginner.

Just minutes away from the hotel, lively Vassiliki town is the perfect excuse to swap water for land, and experience some Ionian culture. The surrounding countryside is a delight too, and made for mountain biking, although the peaceful local roads are just as much fun for a gentle, family cycle.

If you feel like going further afield, unspoiled Lefkada Island can be explored from end-to-end in a few hours although it’s almost impossible not to linger a little in some places, and the charming ancient capital of Karya, deserves at least an afternoon all to itself.

Included in your holiday

  • Five-star, beachfront resort on the south coast of Lefkada (available for seven or 14 nights)
  • Direct flights and transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Active kids clubs from ages four to 17 years.
  • RYA windsurfing and sailing tuition from beginner to expert.
  • Youth sports coaching from ages eight to 13 years.
  • Mountain biking, Paddle Cruises, island-hopping cruises, fun family days out and tours, family resort activities and classes.
  • Windsurfing foiling, new for 2018.

Find out more about Ocean Elements’ family holidays from £599 at Surf Hotel Beach Club on Lefkada Island.

2/3 Leda Beach Club, Horto, Pelion Peninsula

Overlooking the Pagesetic Gulf on the sheltered west coast of the Pelion Peninsula, Leda Beach Club is a good choice for families who want fantastic sailing and water sports in an authentic and peaceful setting.

Villa-style family accommodation, surrounded by tropical gardens, adds to the sense of privacy that’s all part of the charm here. But the beach is only seconds away for dinghy and windsurfing lessons, Active Kids Clubs, masses of water sports, and outstanding free-sailing for more experienced sailors – particularly in the afternoons.

If you can tear yourself away from the sea now and then, Pelion is covered in historic little villages, well worth exploring. And, like all Ocean Elements’ beach clubs, Leda includes everything you need for more extreme adventuring, which is great news since the entire peninsula is made for fun mountain biking, family hikes and walks, road cycling, and intriguing island hopping.

Included in your holiday

  • Four-star, beachfront resort, west coast on Pelion Peninsula (available for seven or 14 nights)
  • Direct flights and transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Active kids clubs from ages four to 12 years.
  • RYA windsurfing and sailing tuition from beginner to expert.
  • Dinghy racing and cruising
  • Guided mountain bike tours, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, family events and excursions
  • Beginner inter-windsurfing.

Find out more about Ocean Elements’ family holidays from £630 at Leda Beach Club on the Pelion Peninsula.

3/3 Nautica Bay Beach Club, Porto Heli, Argolis Peninsula

Nautica Bay is the beach club where families can take their pick of sporty activities on land and sea.

It’s a great choice for beginner windsurfing, getting to grips with dinghy sailing for the first time, and picking up new water sport skills on a daily basis. Keen cyclists love it here too, for coastal routes along the Mediterranean and exciting countryside rides criss-crossing all over the lovely Argolis Peninsula.

And when you just want to relax, and let someone else take the helm, this legend-rich area’s perfect for delving into the mysteries of Ancient Greece on guided tours, and cruises to fascinating local islands like Idra and Spetses.

Nautica Bay is a world in itself with private beaches, swimming pools, crazy golf, tennis, yoga, and heaps of family activities. Although the lively resort of Porto Helio is only 10 minutes away, so you may be tempted to stray beyond the beach club occasionally, especially if you have fun-seeking teens in tow.

Included in your holiday

  • Four-star, beachfront resort, just outside Porto Heli on the Argolis Peninsula (available for seven or 14 nights)
  • Direct flights and transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Six evening meals and one lunch
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Active kids clubs from ages four to 12 years.
  • RYA windsurfing and sailing tuition from beginner to expert.
  • Youth Sports Coaching for eight to 13 year olds.
  • Guided mountain bike tours, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, family events and excursions

Find out more about Ocean Elements’ family holidays from £626 at Nautica Bay Beach Club on the Argolis Peninsula.

The lowdown

All Ocean Elements Beach Club Holidays include:

Beachfront hotels; direct UK flights and transfers; Active Kids Clubs; all water sports; all beach activities; RYA sailing and windsurfing tuition; use of boards and boats; family theme nights and days out; mountain bikes.

Holiday prices start from £598.98pp, for seven nights, including return UK flights and transfers.

Time to swap an ordinary beach holiday for an extraordinary Ocean Elements Beach Club Holiday?

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