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Last minute UK holidays for those who’ve left it very late – from £22pp for three nights


THE sunshine has arrived for August and everyone is dreaming of a summer trip. 

This is the year of the UK staycation, with 20 million Brits expected to take a domestic holiday. 

Popular coastal resorts around Britain are reporting full occupancy at hotels, campsites and holiday homes - with prices for the remaining spots going through the roof. 

According to the Mail Online, the top 20 campsites in Cornwall recommended by are full until the end of August.

Some, such as Trethem Mill Touring Park in Truro, have no availability until October.

Plans for thousands of trips abroad have been left in tatters following the Spanish travel ban, with families also cancelling holidays to France, Italy and Greece due to similar fears.

As a result, even more people are wanting a last minute break in the UK, meaning availability is scarce compared to usual at this time of year. 

But there are still some deals to be had if you know where to look. 

Holiday parks like Haven, Park Holidays and Pontins still have availability in their seaside resorts for as last minute as this weekend - when temperatures are expected to reach 34 degrees.

These types of self-catering holidays have seen a surge in popularity over the last few months as holidaymakers seek out Covid-safe accommodation. 

Alternatively book a holiday cottage in the countryside with a hot tub, or a hotel stay with live entertainment.

Here are some of the deals you can take advantage of this August and September without flashing the cash - but you will have to be quick before they sell out.

Recent weekends have seen surges of people heading to the popular beaches of Bournemouth and Newquay - and thousands of tourists flocked back to Salcombe in recent weeks, and have been slammed for not social distancing.

But the UK has hundreds of beaches, many of which are much more secluded.

From campsites to boutique cottages, Sun Online Travel has revealed 10 of the best locations where you can book without needing to fret about keeping your distance.

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