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Are you ready to discover the most beautiful beaches in Europe? Here is a selection of the best beaches for relaxing, partying or simply walking. Discover the top beaches in Europe. Take a look at our selection of the most beautiful beaches of the European coastline. Pack your bathing suits, your sunglasses, do not forget the sunscreen, and discover those heavenly beaches.

 


Top Beaches in Europe - Tenby Harbour Beach
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Tenby Harbour

Wales - UK

Picturesque harbour built into corner on North Beach, between the old medieval walled town and castle hill. There’s a small sandy beach tucked up under the harbour wall that’s perfect for very young children.

To the south of the harbour are the lifeboat stations, the old and the new. Hire easy to sail fun boats or take a boat trip to Caldey Island.



Best beaches in Europe - Praia da Cova Redonda in Algarve - Copyright Dariusz Majgier
Dariusz Majgier

Praia da Cova Redonda

Algarve - Portugal

A real paradise, with calm clear waters ...

In order to reach the beach, you have to make your way down a long set of gently descending steps paved in the Portuguese style and bordered by lots of vegetation on either side: pine-trees, mastic-trees and Spanish broom. The bay in which the beach nestles is not a large one, but the space is full of sheltered nooks and crannies provided by the warm-coloured, sinuous and jagged rock formations. The shapes that have been formed in the cliffs by the erosion and wearing away of the rocks are quite extraordinary. In some places, amongst the furrows of the cliffs, are some greyish areas where the rock almost appears to have been “cemented”.



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HrMiro

Zlatni Rat

Bol - Croatia

The Zlatni Rat, often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn (translated from the local Chakavian dialect), is a spit of land located about 2 kilometres (1 mile) west from the harbour town of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brač, in the region of Dalmatia.



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Anna Lurye

Isolla Bella

Sicily

Toarmina is at 210 meters (689 feets) above the sea level. The coastline directly below Taormina, north and south, is immensely appealing.

Several pictoresque bays, with grottoes, rocky coves and good sandy or pebbled beaches, all easily reached by cable car or with the convenient shuttle-bus service from the hotels in town.



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bali64

Grand Plage de Biarritz

Aquitaine - France

La Grand Plage Biarritz is the beach of the postcards with its palace, its striped awnings and clubs for children. Successively called beach of Fools and the Empress beach, La Grande Plage is the central beach of Biarritz with its shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.



Best beaches in Europe - Virgin Island's Creek - Plage de l'ile vierge Crozon - European Best Destinations Copyright sainthorant daniel
sainthorant daniel

Virgin Island's Creek

Brittany - France

With its Mediterranean beach-like setting and maritime pines, the natural cove of Île Vierge (Virgin Island), also known as Point of Saint Hernot, is a surprising and unusual place in Brittany.

Come and discover all of the aspects of this unique natural gem by boat, kayak, on foot via the GR34 trail or with flippers/mask/snorkel. Right from the start, it's completely worth it! Be careful, the entrance to the beach is a little steep.



Best beach in Europe - Porto Santo - Copyright Melim
Melim

Porto Santo

Madeira - Portugal

Porto Santo is one long beach with a bit of an island attached. Along its nine kilometres of soft white sands, you’ll find just a handful of hotels and restaurants, making Porto Santo one of the last ‘undiscovered’ resorts in Europe.

 


Nissi Beach - Best beaches in Europe - European Best Destinations Copyright Marcin Krzyzak
Copyright Marcin Krzyzak

Nissi beach

Cyprus

The sandy beach stretches for 500m and the waters are clean enough for the beach to have been awarded blue flag designation. The beach which runs the length of its own cove, takes its name from the small islet (Nissi - Νησί in Greek) located close to the coast.



Best beach in Europe Kampen Beach Copyright Michael Thaler
Michael Thaler

Kampen beach

Germany

Small but refined, exclusive and open-minded, elegant and rural: Kampen is a village of exciting contrasts. Endless sandy beaches and broad heaths, a red cliff and rough-edged characters, sparkling champagne and quick-witted Frisians – discover the quite special charm of Germany’s most famous village.

 


Best beach in Europe 2014 Egremni Copyright Netfalls - Remy Musser
Netfalls - Remy Musser

Egremni beach

Lefkada - Greece

Egremni is a remote beach located on the south-western coast of the Ionian island of Lefkada, north-western Greece. Since the creation of a sealed road during the mid-1990s, this remote beach has become one of the premier tourist destinations on the island, and in Europe as a whole.



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Cannatella

Scopello beach

Sicily

Elegant beaches with bathing establishments alternate with cliffs, luxuriant maquis and ancient watchtowers. The coast of Scopello surprises us with the amazing shapes of its cliffs and the rugged nature that announces the nearby Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.



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holbox

Macarelleta beach

Menorca - Spain

Minorca is the werstern island of the balearic archipel. This is the second island in term of surface after Mallorca.

In 1993, Minorca was given by the UNESCO the distinction of "Reserve of Biosphere", inf fact Menorca is wonderfull island, with emeralds beaches, and an always blue sky (more than 300 days of sunshine per year).



Best beaches in Europe - Barra beach in Scotland - European Best Destinations Copyright Spumador
Spumador

Barra beach

Isle of Barra - Scotland 

The area of Barra is roughly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi), the main village being Castlebay (Bàgh a' Chaisteil). The west of the island has white sandy beaches backed by shell-sand, machair and the east has numerous rocky inlets.



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