Best beaches in Europe
Looking for a dream beach for your next holiday? Here is your selection of the best beaches in Europe. Come relax on the fine sand of secret beaches like "Cala Pregonda" in Menorca or "Vlychos beach" on the island of Hydra. Breathe the fresh air of pine trees on Nugal beach in Croatia or Cala Sa Boadella beach in Spain, or treat yourself to a romantic break and relax on the beautiful beach of Positano in Italy.
The best beaches in France, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, Montenegro but also England, Bulgaria and Romania are awaiting you.
Cavtat - Konavle Region - Croatia
Nested at the cliff’s foot, this beach is a real miracle. In 1955, a tunnel was created from the fields upstream (often flooded) to the sea. The remaining rocks were used to build the roads or were left on the seaside. In a few years the waves transformed these rocks into pebbles then into sand. Pasjaca beach was born. After a few years the sea took away all the sand and the locals carried new rocks that turned into pebbles and sand again. They will do that again and again to preserve their little paradise. "Pasjaca beach", the most beautiful beach in Europe, is the result of both man and nature’s work.
Now that you know a little more about the life of Pasjaca beach let's talk about the program of your day: you can do some shopping in the town of Popovici (water, sandwich, fruit, eco-friendly sunscreen and a swimsuit if you have left yours at home (this is not a nudist beach).
We advise fans of loud music, beach bars and water sports to avoid the beach; there is nothing of that kind there but nature and quietness. You can get to the beach via a small path through the rocks. This beach is located in the region of Konavle, we could say it is one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia but all Croatia is really beautiful.
Feel free to find your way thanks to an app or your GPS: this little slice of paradise is not that easy to get to. Once there, a wooden sign will show you the way. Park your car on the free car park, make sure you have not left any belongings in it and walk straight on to the most beautiful beach in Europe. Do not miss to visit Cavtat, a beautiful destination chosen among the most beautiful destinations in Europe by travellers from all over the world. Pasjaca Beach is just a 15-minute drive from Cavtat.
For the Pasjaca beach lovers we recommend the "Friendly Apartments", located a short distance from the most beautiful beach in Europe. You will love Croatia!
Nerja - Andalusia - Spain
Andalusia is certainly one of the most beautiful regions in Europe. Imagine a region that includes destinations such as Seville, Malaga, Ronda, Marbella, Granada, Mijas, Huelva... castles, extraordinary gardens like the Alcazar de Sevilla, the Alcazaba of Malaga, romantic places like the Plaza de Espanha in Seville or the flowery alleys of Mijas.
Come and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, the beach of Nerja (only 1 hour from Malaga airport). Along the promenade, on the sand, on the large beach of "Barriana" or sheltered from the wind in one of the many coves, come and enjoy a sunny day in this seaside resort whose name means "Abundant springtime".
For a breathtaking view of the entire region, climb to the top of the mountain "El Cielo", the highest mountain in the region.
Book your flights to Malaga as well as your accommodation at the best price guaranteed in Malaga or Nerja and your best tours and activities in Andalusia such as a day trip to Frigiliana and Nerja from Malaga.
If you are staying in Nerja, we recommend the "Parador de Nerja hotel" with easy access to Burriana Beach.
Tucepi - Makarska - Croatia
A wind of freedom is sweeping among travellers this year: they have voted for the beach of Nugal (a partly nudist beach), as one of their favourite beach in Europe.
This beautiful beach located on the Makarska Riviera could also be ranked among the best secret beaches in Europe (it will take you more than 30 minutes to walk in the rocks before you get to the place). Be sure to put an eco-friendly and biodegradable sunscreen to preserve this little corner of paradise.
Are you lying on a nudist beach for the first time? It's like diving into the water, You may be a little apprehensive about it first but once you’ve dared do it you will not regret it. This beach is a small haven of peace with a family atmosphere. It is up to you to wear a swimsuit or not, but if you are really shy there are many other paradise beaches on the Makarska Riviera.
Book your flights to Split as well as your apartment, hotel, guesthouse, villa at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities such as a Krka waterfalls excursion from Makarska Riviera.
If you want to stay near one the most beautiful beaches in Europe, we recommend the "Tui Blue Jadran" hotel with an infinity pool which shows panoramic views of the sea.
St Ives - Cornwall - England
Never thought of going to England for a beach holiday? Never heard of Cornwall then? Located in the extreme South West of England Cornwall is an incredible county with hundreds of beautiful sandy beaches.
The old fishing port of St Ives has conquered the English in search of authenticity, charm, crystal clear blue waters and fine sand. St Ives also attracts artists from around the world who come to find inspiration in this little corner of paradise.
You can book your flights to London and take a local flight to Plymouth, Exeter or Newquay or take the train from London to St Ives (Night Riveria Sleeper train). Enjoy your stay and discover the cities of Bristol and Birmingham.
Book your flights to this heavenly place, your hotel, guesthouse, B&B, apartment at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities in Cornwall such as a Devon and Cornwall 5-day small group tour.
If you want to wake up in a sea view room, book early at the Palma Guest House which is often booked as it is very popular with travellers.
St Nicholas Island
Budva - Montenegro
It is one of the smallest and most beautiful islands in Europe. The island of St Nicholas "Sveti Nikola" is home to one of the most incredible beaches in Europe.
This island is located opposite the beautiful city of Budva, half an hour from Tivat airport (Montenegro) and two hours from Dubrovnik airport (Croatia).
This small island has 3 large beaches and several very pretty small ones. If you are lucky you may come across some deer on the wild side of this small island.
If you want to stay in Budva, we recommend the "Hotel Kadmo", with a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
Cala Sa Boadella
Lloret de Mar - Spain
Book your flights to Barcelona and your accommodation at the best price for 2-3 days city break in Barcelona and escape, alone, with your beloved one or with friends to discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe; it is located 1h30 from Barcelona. "Cala Sa Boadella", its warm sand, crystal clear waters, are awaiting you.
Have you left your swimsuit at the hotel? No problem, this beach is nudist. Leave your modesty in the car and come enjoy this little slice of paradise. You are shy? The warm waters of the Mediterranean are for you. If you want to rest this summer, treat yourself to a week of pure relaxation in Lloret de Mar, one of Spain's most popular seaside resorts.
Travelling without children? Book your room at the "Delamar 4 stars Sup-Adults Only" with an outdoor pool, a pool bar and a fitness centre. The hotel is located 50 m from the beach.
Corfu Island - Greece
Greece is the perfect destination for sunny beach and family holidays. You are spoiled for choice among the many Greek islands away from the crowds and close to nature.
The island of Corfu is a very good choice for nature, beautiful wild beaches and hiking lovers. Located north of the island of Corfu, a few kilometres away from the beautiful city of Sidari, "Akra Drastis" also called "Cape Drastis" is a place of rare beauty. The stony path that gives access to a small cove is not within easy reach, but the walk is well worth it except for elderly people with less mobility or small children.
This beach is highly recommended for travellers looking for unusual, authentic places away from the crowds.
If you want to stay very close to the most beautiful beaches in Greece, book your room at the "Hotel Corfu Andromeda", the hotel restaurant serves Greek and international food and is about 1 kilometre from this beach.
Casta - Corsica
The beach of Saleccia is located north of the island of beauty. Its fine white sand, crystal clear waters make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Less accessible than other Corsican beaches it is also better preserved.
Courage and patience will be necessary to drive from the village of Casta to the beach (15 km), the roads are in very bad conditions! You may feel all alone but not completely though: there is a campsite and a small shop located 400 metres from the beach. Want to explore the surroundings? Do not miss to visit the village of Nonza located at 1:30 and ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.
Book your flights to Bastia (1 hour 45 minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe), your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities in Corsica such as a "4x4 day tour Cap Corse and Saleccia beach".
We recommend "Les Jardins de La Madrague" located 10 minutes from this beach; the place is perfect for outdoors and sport enthusiasts.
Cassis - France
Cassis is a perfect destination for travellers looking for beautiful beaches, coves, nature and sun. Located in the South of France, in the "Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Region" this destination is preserved from mass tourism. Cassis is one of the pearls of the French Riviera, a destination of rare beauty.
You will enjoy the numerous beaches and creeks of Cassis such as the Creek of En Vau, the Calanque of Port-Miou, the Beach of the Corton, the Beach of the Arena and the "Beach of the Grande Mer". With a view of the port of Cassis, lulled by the scent of umbrella pines, and a few minutes from your hotel, come and rest on the beach of Bestouan, one of the most beautiful beaches in France and one of the best beaches in Europe.
Book your flights to Marseille (the airport is located 50 minutes from this beach) and your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities in the French Riviera such as a Catamaran Cruise & Lunch in the Calanques National Park.
If you want to wake up just a few metres from this dream beach and be pampered like a star, we recommend the hotel "Les Roches Blanches", it is also perfect for a honeymoon.
Numana Alta Beach
Numana - Ancona - Italy
You do not want to make any concessions, you want sun, good restaurants, delicious ice cream, a crystal clear sea, an unspoilt beach with a delicate scent of pine trees in the air? Numana Alta beach is for you! There are several beaches of that kind in Numana.
Numana Bassa is perfect for children: there are many children’s playgrounds, beach facilities and restaurants.
Numana Alta beach is very quiet and perfect for a rest with a good book or if you want to dip into the sea. It is protected from the wind by the reefs.
Hydra Island - Greece
There are different ways to reach the idyllic Hydra Island and the beautiful beach of Vlychos. You can go by car from Athens (3 hours’ drive + Ferry crossing). The bravest ones can even go on foot (37h walk + Ferry crossing). The easiest way is to book your flights to Athens, take a bus ticket to Athens Harbour (port of Piraeus) and board a ferry to Hydra for a 2-hour crossing. There are 6 ferries a day; no need to hurry or book in advance.
Pack caps, hats, some water in your backpack, wear good shoes and walk from Hydra Port to Vlychos Beach (33 minutes’ walk). It is one of the only sandy beaches on the island of Hydra. The sand was brought on site by an Englishman, the owner of the bar. If you like music of the seventies, grab a stool, order a nice cocktail from the bar and enjoy that moment of pure nostalgia, if not rent a deck chair away from the speakers and enjoy this little slice of paradise.
Book your flights to Athens, your accommodation at the best price on the island of Hydra and your best tours and activities in Greece such as a "From Athens full-day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra".
We recommend the "Lotus Sweet Home Hydra" for its beautiful rooms with sea views and its location a few hundred metres from this beach.
Mamaia - Constanta - Romania
Constanta city makes many travellers dream; it is located on the Black Sea Cost and is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania. Stop dreaming and discover this incredible city by booking your flights and accommodation at the best price today.
Do not forget to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and swimsuit with you and get ready to lie on the very long golden sandy beach of Mamaia. This long beach on the peninsula looks very much like Miami Beach, but at a more affordable price than its American twin.
Not a fan of cocktail bars, good restaurants at affordable prices, hotel rooms with sea views? This may not be the right destination for you.
Fan of archaeological treasures, museums, historical monuments and ruins? Constanta is definetely the place for you! Make your choice from over 500 hotels, apartments, villas, guesthouses in Constanta and book your flights and best tours and activities in Romania. Treat yourself to a holiday on one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
Tarifa - Cadiz - Spain
Located in Tarifa, Bolonia Beach, "Playa de Bolonia" in Spanish, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Andalusia and one of your best beaches in Europe.
This gigantic beach appears at the end of a nice walk in the white sand dunes. It's like being in the Sahara desert. It is a perfect place for lazing around, sunbathing in the Andalusian sun, windsurfing or exploring the Roman ruins on this beach. It is possible to have a meal on site and park near the beach.
Book your flights to Gibraltar (20 min), Jerez (1h) or Malaga (1h30) as well as your accommodation at the best price in Andalusia and spend an unforgettable holiday on one of the most incredible beaches in Spain.
For its infinity pools, its bobo-chic decor and its proximity to Bolonia beach, we recommend the "Hotel The Tarifa Lances".
Amalfi Coast - Italy
Positano is perfect for couples of all ages; it's hard not to succumb to the charm of this place that seems to have been created by gods. Get lost in its steep streets, treat yourself to a romantic meal on the terrace of your hotel or simply enjoy the beach.
Enjoy the small pleasures of life, a delicious Italian ice cream, a fresh fruit cocktail, a dip into the water... You are on one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, it is a beautiful holiday in Italy.
Book your flights to Naples or Salerno (located 1H30 drive from Positano), your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities on the Amalfi Coast such as a "Positano & Amalfi Coast small group boat tour".
If you are staying in Positano we recommend the "Hotel Savoia", we love its authentic colourful tiles but especially its beautiful views of Positano and its breakfast. This hotel has been run by the same family for 3 generations and is located 150 metres from the beach.
Menorca Island - Spain
You are all by yourself on the sand, the crystal clear blue waters of the island of Menorca are awaiting you, the sand is not warm yet; this is the beginning of a beautiful day on one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
This paradise beach is just half an hour walk (please plan to wear sneakers). Dive under the water, beautiful little fish are dancing in the clear waters: nature is everywhere around you. The car park is 20-30 minutes’walk, it is quite big and free. Do not stop at the first beach on your way; it is pretty but often stormed by the first holidaymakers, walk on to the red sand beach of "Cala Pregonda".
We especially like the decor of the "Hort Sant Patrici Ca Na Xini hotel", (train to pronounce its name properly!) with swimming pool located a few kilometres from one of the most beautiful beaches of Menorca.
Balgarevo - Bulgaria
When people say "Bulgaria" you think of Sofia, the capital or Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. You may also think of Sozopol and its beautiful wooden houses facing the sea but have you heard about the beach of Bolata? Located 1h30 from Varna airport and only 1h20 from another beautiful beach, Mamaia beach in Romania, Bolata beach is one of the best beaches in Bulgaria and one of your favourite beaches in Europe.
This beautiful cove, in an arc, does not only shelter one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe but also a nature reserve.
Come enjoy the Bulgarian sunshine this summer and rest on the golden sandy beach of Bolata. Do not forget to buy sunscreen (if possible biodegradable to preserve nature) in the town of Kavarna, located 13 kilometres from this beach.
For a quiet holiday in one of the most popular hotels in Balgarevo, we recommend the "Kaliakra & Gradina Complex Villas" with stunning views of the sea.
Cala del Pi
Platja d'Aro - Costa Brava - Spain
This small secret beach is located on the Costa Brava, in "Platja d'Aro". It is only 2 hours’ drive from Barcelona and 20 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Lloret de Mar.
"Cala del Pi" is a small hidden treasure. You will have to walk on a beautiful path dotted with other pretty beaches and tunnels dug in the rock to reach Cala del Pi (which means "creek pine tree in Spanish).
We love its vegetation, the calm, the purity of the beach and crystal clear waters and its proximity to other exceptional beaches too.
Discover one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava by booking your flights to Barcelona and your accommodation at the best price in Platja d'Aro and your best tours and activities on the Costa Brava such as a "Costa Brava kayak and snorkel tour from Barcelona ».
If you want to stay close to this beautiful secret beach, we recommend the "Park Hotel San Jorge & Spa", (couples particularly like the location).
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