The most beautiful beach huts in Europe
Are you ready to discover the most beautiful beach huts in Europe? Take a look at our selection of the most beautiful beach huts of the European coastline. Pack your bathing suits, your sunglasses, do not forget the sunscreen, and discover those wonderful beach huts.
1. Mersea Island
Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK, located marginally off the coast of the county and 9 miles (14 km) to the southeast of Colchester.
The main industries on Mersea are farming, fishing including oyster cultivation, tourism and servicing the leisure boating industry. There are two main settlements on the island, the small town of West Mersea and the village of East Mersea, plus a small hamlet at Barrow Hill to the north of West Mersea. Most of the population of Mersea live in West Mersea, this is where nearly all of the shops, guesthouses and restaurants can be found. (© Visitessex).
Fish and chips and ice cream; history and culture; vampires and Goths: it’s all on offer at Whitby, one of the North East coast’s best-loved seaside towns.
With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-famous steam North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday. But it doesn’t end there. Whitby wallows in history, including fishing, the jet industry (did you know that it’s still the best place in the world to find the gleaming black gemstone so beloved by the Victorians?), Captain Cook (who was born nearby, and whose famous ship the Endeavour was Whitby-built) and whaling (©discoveryorkshirecoast.com).
3. La plage des dames - Noirmoutier
The island of Noirmoutier is off the Atlantic coast of France in the Vendée department. Parts of the island have been reclaimed from the sea. The island is most notable for the Passage du Gois, a paved-over sandbank with a length of 4.5 kilometers, one of the routes that connects the island to the mainland. It is flooded twice a day by the high tide. Every year, a foot race – the Foulées du Gois – is held across it, starting at the onset of the high tide.
Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There has been a settlement in this part of South East Northumberland since the 12th century, but modern Blyth grew rapidly in the first part of the 18th century and reaped the rewards of the rise of coal mining, ship building, modern fishing and the railway and accommodation. There is also the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand, home to the only beach huts in Northumberland, all of which are available for rent. (©visitnorthumberland.com).
The old city centre of Nieuwpoort is located about three kilometers from the current coastline. Close to the sea, a new tourist centre has developed. Both parts form one contiguous built up area, connected by buildings along the Albert I Laan street and the fishing port. Besides Nieuwpoort proper, two small villages in the Flemish polders are part of the municipality, Sint-Joris and Ramskapelle. (© CC).
Wells-next-the-Sea is a port on the North Norfolk coast of England. The town stretches nearly a mile inland. The majority of shops and other such businesses are now found on Staithe Street but up to the 1960s commercial premises were also to be found along High Street which continues south towards St Nicholas's Church. The distinctive landmark of the seafront is the granary with its overhanging gantry on the quay, started in 1902 and finished in 1904. (©CC).
With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all - a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seafront hotels, quality B&B's, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and watersports galore.
Bournemouth is a sublime mix of evocative Victorian history alongside modern living, from beachside idylls to spectacular flora and fauna, entertainment night and day and delectable local cuisine - Bournemouth is the best. (©bournemouth.co.uk).
Deauville Beach is 2 km of fine sand, cleaned every morning during the summer. You can choose to isolate yourself, far from the Boardwalk and near the water, on your towel in peace and quiet, or opt for a spot under one of its legendary beach umbrellas; or, again, you can hire a beach cabin at the Sea-Bathing Establishment. To children, tall masts, surmounted with a boat, a house, or a beach ball, help them to find their bearings. (©deauville.org).
If you’re looking for a great spot for a family beach holiday, take a look at Teignmouth. On top of the traditional sun, sand and surf there’s loads more to see and do that’s guaranteed to keep the kids and the grown ups entertained.
The beach itself is a long one so you don’t need to worry about the crowds, even during the summer. It stretches down from the mouth of the River Teign and is overlooked by an impressive Victorian Pier. Teignmouth beach is one of those beaches that will take you back to your childhood: you’ve got local fishermen mending their nets, a parade full of amusements and old-school activities like catching sand eels and exploring rock pools. Teignmouth is also a dog-friendly beach, so you can even bring the hound along. (©visitsouthdevon.co.uk).
Bexhill is a traditional, British seaside resort; the perfect place for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Come and enjoy mile after mile of beaches that are never crowded. Both Bexhill and Cooden were recommended as top beaches to visit and received one of the first Quality Coast Awards in 2007.
Bexhill is perfect for a relaxing day out at the seaside, with two miles of promenade running behind a long, gently shelving shingle beach with fine stretches of sand on the lower foreshore. (©discoverbexhill.com).
Berck-sur-mer owns one of the most beautiful beaches of the Côte d'Opale. 12km of thin sand, favorable to relaxation and activities. Here, the Manche and the wind awaits those who are inspired by the immensity, the calm and the open air. Crib for sand yacht, Berck is a heaven for sliding sports enthusiasts. At the hand of a kite, a kite-surf, or a sand yacht, come and play with the wind and the waves! (©berck-tourisme.com).
Mudeford is a mecca for watersports fans and fishing enthusiasts. Avon Beach has beautiful sands and Blue Flag awarded waters. There is a pleasant promenade linking the quay with the beach, which is ideal for swimming, windsurfing and taking boat trips across the Solent. Other local activities include fishing, kayaking, boat hire and browsing artworks at the local art galleries. (©aboutbritain.com).
Since 1995 it has been recognized as a Blue Flag beach, a designation awarded to seaside areas adhering to specific environmental standards. Barneville Plage is a residential area consisting primarily of campsites and vacation homes. The city is quiet out of season, but experiences high traffic during the summer. The resort area spreads into the neighboring town, Saint-Jean-de-la-Rivière, which was built on an ancient dune. (©CC).
Home to superb sandy beaches, a bustling marina and harbour and stunning contemporary architecture, Littlehampton, Sussex on England's sunny south coast is both the perfect place to enjoy a fun family holiday and take time out to relax. This seaside town’s attractions include the famously unusual East Beach Café (named one of The Times' 20 best places to eat by the beach in 2013) and the UK’s longest bench, as well as West Beach Local Nature Reserve – a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Enjoy sailing, diving and fishing on the River Arun or simply take in the views from a waterside restaurant or café. (©sussexbythesea.com).
Located close to Paignton on the South Devon coast, Goodrington has everything your family needs for a traditional seaside holiday. Goodrington Beach has won a prestigious Blue Flag Award for cleanliness, so it’s safe for kids of all ages.
The beach is kept clean and hazard-free by daily raking with a tractor that gets rid of stones, pebbles and seaweed. Safety is also a priority, with a designated safe bathing area and lifeguards in attendance during the summer (©visitsouthdevon.co.uk).