Britons tend to be "stand-offish" on holidays, according to a survey.
The majority do not want to make new friends while away, the poll by travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk found. And of those who did find new pals on a break, few kept up with them once back at home.
Of the 2,107 British holidaymakers polled, only 8% said they had made friends on their last trip abroad.
As many as 51% said they had no interest in making friends during a holiday while 15% were indifferent about it.
Nearly half of those not keen to seek out new acquaintances said they did not want to get stuck with people for the duration of their holiday, while 22% said they wanted "alone time" with the people they were travelling with, such as friends or family members.
Also, 71% of those who had made a friend/friends on their last holiday abroad said they did not stay in touch after the break.
Barton Meadow Lodge, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire
Charming, romantic and elegant country house set within its own six-acre wildflower meadow overlooking a trout stream. <a href="https://www.ruralretreats.co.uk/cottage/CO214" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
Beacon Cottage, Start Point Lighthouse, Devon
Lying on a dramatic headland above Start Bay between Dartmouth and Salcombe, Beacon Cottage is one of the lighthouse keeper's cottages at Start Point Lighthouse. <a href="https://www.ruralretreats.co.uk/cottage/DV066" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
Hendon Hall, North London
Ideal for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing stay in a beautiful mansion with terraced gardens, yet have easy access to central London and the surrounding areas. <a href="http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/hendon-hall/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
St Currig's Church, Capel Curig, Snowdonia
Ancient and modern stylishly combine in this B&B set within a 19th century church in the mountain village of Capel Curig. <a href="www.heartofsnowdonia.co.uk/curigchurch.htm" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
The Glen, Ilmington, Cotswolds
Beautiful Grade II cottage The Glen accommodates five guests in the charming three-bedroom Cotswolds property, with private garden overlooking Ilmington's Norman church. <a href="https://www.ruralretreats.co.uk/cottage/CO201" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
Ty Hedfan, Northern Brecon Beacons
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Tipi Wales, Ogmore by Sea, Vale of Glamorgan
In the shadows of 18th century Ogmore Castle, three 18ft tipis sit on the south Wales coastline and provide a great base for a weekend break to gather friends or family. <a href="http://www.tipiwales.co.uk/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Converted 18th Century mansion and favourite with celebrities - most recently hosting the Harry Potter actors and stars of this summer's blockbuster Snow White. <a href="http://www.thegrove-narberth.co.uk/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> for more details
Llancayo Windmill, near Usk, Monmouthshire
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The Oast House, near Sevenoaks, Kent
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Yurt Holidays, Snowdonia National Park
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Of those who did like to make friends on holiday, a third (34%) said it "made the holiday less boring" and 29% said it was to "keep the kids entertained if friends also have children".
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "Making friends on holiday isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for some it makes the holiday even better.
"I found it amusing that some people liked to make friends on holiday for their children's benefit, as understandable as that is, as I'm sure many of those may have also had their eye on a free babysitter for a night or two."
Oxwich beach, Gower, South Wales
Huisinis beach, Isle of Harris
Saunton Sands, Croyde, Devon
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Durdle Door, West Dorset
West Wittering, West Sussex
Rhossili Bay, Wales
Rhossili Bay on the western tip of the Gower Peninsular in South Wales was recently voted the best beach in Britain. With views across the Bristol Channel and all the way to South Devon, the bay was made famous by Dylan Thomas who wrote about it in his story An Extraordinary Little Cough.
Porthcurno beach, West Cornwall
Porthcurno is considered one of the UK's most beautiful bays with white sands and clear blue water set against a dramatic backdrop of steep granite cliffs. At low tide it's possible to walk to several other equally perfect beaches within the bay.
Pentle Bay, Isles of Scilly
When visiting Pentle Bay at Tresco it can be easy to forget that you're still in Britain. Bright white sand, azure blue waters and (often) brilliant blue skies make it feel more like a tropical island. The Isles of Scilly get some of Britain's best weather making it a great choice for your 'staycation' destination.