Prices jump as staycations by the sea almost all booked out –

Eager for a staycation? Well, the coast is not clear!

That’s the message from travel experts in Ireland – as almost all coastal accommodation is booked up for the rest of the summer, with families having to fork out huge sums for anything that is left.

A surge in demand in self-catering holidays has seen families snap up nearly all cottages and holiday homes available for the remainder of the summer.

A recent survey revealed the staycation boom had sparked a doubling in searches for homes to rent in Ireland’s holiday hotspots. Pic: Getty Images

And that has led to a surge in prices with some properties in the west going for ‘hundreds of euro a night’ if they are still available.

The Irish Self-Catering Federation dismissed the soaring prices as ‘not the norm’ and advised people to look away from the coasts for better value.

A recent

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