Package holiday company Travel Bird has worked out the cost of spending a day at 250 beaches worldwide.

Researchers looked at the price of sun cream, a bottle of water, beer, ice cream and lunch. They also factored in charges for access to stretches of sand.

The most expensive, using their formula, is La Plage de Maui in Tahiti. You need to budget £41.50 for a day on the beach there. It seems that French-speaking areas are costly – next on the list were beaches in French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the Seychelles.

The most expensive British beach to make the list was Priory Bay on the Isle of Wight at £27.97. Next was Watergate Bay in Newquay and Camber Sands in East Sussex, with an average daily cost of £27.68 to buy the items you need for a day in the sun.

The cheapest beer was found on the beach at Zakynthos in Greece at £1.02. Again, you’ll be forking out in French Polynesia where a beer will set you back five times that amount.

The cheapest lunch was in Columbia at £4.89 and West Palm Beach in Florida was the most costly, with a midday meal setting you back an eye-watering £20.

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