In this col­lec­tion, I will tell you about the best beach­es in Europe, which are def­i­nite­ly worth a vis­it. Most of these beach­es already have sep­a­rate arti­cles, so you can explore these des­ti­na­tions in detail. Of course, there are thou­sands of great beach resorts in Europe, so this top­ic is end­less.

European beaches

Entry relat­ed to place: Europe

Torre Guaceto, Italy

Italy’s beach­es are usu­al­ly crowd­ed with tourists and the numer­ous restau­rants along the coast­line, but Torre Guace­to in Puglia is any­thing but. This is a pro­tect­ed nature reserve, which is quite dif­fi­cult to get to. There are no crowds of tourists, the water is always clean, and the sand is gold­en. The pro­tect­ed flo­ra of Torre Guace­to deserves spe­cial atten­tion.

Portcurno, UK

Porthcurno is a par­adise beach in Corn­wall with turquoise waters and fine gold­en sand. High cliffs on both sides pro­tect the bay, where the sea is always calm and qui­et. Fam­i­lies with chil­dren come here and can swim in the numer­ous shal­low pools. Porthcurno is also con­sid­ered one of the most pop­u­lar beach­es in the UK.

Ramla Bay, Gozo

Gozo is locat­ed near Mal­ta and is known for its excel­lent div­ing sites. But even if you pre­fer to spend your hol­i­days on the sand rather than deep under­wa­ter, Ram­la has some­thing to offer. It is the largest beach on the island, with red­dish sand and pret­ty dunes cov­ered with tamarisk.

Vik in Iceland

Black sand beach­es are always out of the ordi­nary, and Vik in south­ern Ice­land is no excep­tion. This is the wettest part of the coun­try, where there are very few dry days, but even when it rains, the views are mag­nif­i­cent. Dark cliffs majes­ti­cal­ly con­tem­plate how the waves break on black basalt sand.

Ploumanac, France

Ploumanac is locat­ed on the so-called Pink Gran­ite Coast of Brit­tany. Here you will find the won­der­ful cres­cent-shaped beach of Saint Giret. Gold­en beach sand looks espe­cial­ly beau­ti­ful against the back­ground of unusu­al pink rocks. Here you can sun­bathe for days on end, and when you get tired of the rest, go on an excur­sion along the coastal cliffs.

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Cala Turqueta, Menorca

Menor­ca attracts surfers with its windy north­ern shores, where you can always catch a good wave. But there are also qui­et places, includ­ing Cala Tur­que­ta beach on the south­west­ern coast of the flat Balearic island. This is a beau­ti­ful beach with daz­zling white sand and untouched nature. The shal­low waters make the beach ide­al for young fam­i­lies with chil­dren.

Playa Illetes, Formentera

To the south of the par­ty island of Ibiza is a qui­et and small island of For­mentera with many mag­nif­i­cent beach­es. among them stands one of the best beach­es in Europe — Illites, stretch­ing from La Sav­ina to Espal­mador. The water off the coast of the island is ide­al for swim­ming — warm, shal­low and clear. The sand of Illetes Beach is soft as a duvet, with small inter­spersed with smooth corals.

Falsterbo, Sweden

A chic sea­side resort on the south­west­ern tip of Swe­den, Fal­ster­bo is famous for its white sands, bright sun­shine and cute water­front huts. This is a very peace­ful and calm place where jet skis and motor boats are pro­hib­it­ed.

Palanga, Lithuania

Palan­ga is the liveli­est and most pop­u­lar sea­side resort in Lithua­nia. The rea­son for this is the large sandy beach and mag­nif­i­cent rolling dunes. If you like to par­ty, then come here in the sum­mer (June-Sep­tem­ber) when the resort’s pop­u­la­tion explodes in one end­less par­ty.

Playa Concha, Spain

One of the best urban beach­es in Spain, Playa de la Con­cha is a fan­tas­tic stretch of yel­low sand where towns­peo­ple and tourists alike take a break dur­ing the hot sum­mer days.

Troy, Portugal

Por­tu­gal has many clean and qui­et beach­es to offer. One of the best beach­es in Europe is Troia, stretch­ing 18 km south of Lis­bon. Take off your san­dals and dip your feet into the soft sand while watch­ing the dol­phins close to the shore.

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Butterfly Valley, Turkey

The beau­ti­ful But­ter­fly Val­ley is quite dif­fi­cult to access, which only con­tributes to its untouched charm. The deep canyon is washed by the purest blue water. It takes its name from the flut­ter­ing inhab­i­tants that appear in the val­ley between June and Sep­tem­ber. If you want to stay here longer, spend the night in any of the local hotels or in tourist wood­en cot­tages.

Lara, Cyprus

If you’re lucky, you’ll spot giant green tur­tles nest­ing here on the beau­ti­ful, seclud­ed Lara Beach. This par­adise is locat­ed on the north­west­ern coast of Cyprus. It will take a long time to get to it along a long bumpy road, but the peace and qui­et are def­i­nite­ly worth such a hike.

Rabbit, Sicily

One of the best beach­es in Europe is locat­ed in Sici­ly. This is Rab­bit Beach on the south coast of the island. The water here has a bluish green tint and the sand is stun­ning­ly white. The beach is quite dif­fi­cult to get to, but once you get here, you will thank your­self for your patience.

Beach of the Cathedrals, Spain

Incred­i­ble rock for­ma­tions make this beach in Gali­cia one of the most extra­or­di­nary on the plan­et. From here comes its grandiose name — the Beach of the Cathe­drals. Come here at low tide for a bet­ter view of its jagged rocks, arch­es and caves.

Biarritz, France

The favorite beach of the Basque Coun­try, Biar­ritz is very pop­u­lar with surfers due to its wind and strong waves. The waves make swim­ming here quite dif­fi­cult, but if you stock up on a surf­board and a good mood, then every­thing will be in per­fect order.

Sylt, Germany

Silt’s nick­name, “the Ger­man Hamp­tons,” sounds more elo­quent than any words. This island on Ger­many’s North Sea coast is favored by a wealthy and famous clien­tele, not least because of its beach. Chic restau­rants and glitzy shops on one side and sand dunes on the oth­er are all you need to be hap­py.

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Myrtos, Greece

A fre­quent win­ner of the “best beach in the world”, the Greek beach of Myr­tos on the island of Kefalo­nia is tru­ly one of the best in Europe. And even if it is not sandy, but the white peb­bles are so ten­der that you will not notice the dif­fer­ence. It is an idyl­lic des­ti­na­tion for relax­ing swim­ming and sun­bathing.

Golden sands of Bulgaria

The best sea­side resort in Bul­gar­ia with the clean­est sand and very clear water. Gold­en Sands Bul­gar­ia can offer guests every­thing they want — casi­nos, minigolf, water parks, excel­lent hotels and bars. The resort is a pop­u­lar attrac­tion in Bul­gar­ia, not only among locals, but also among guests from oth­er Euro­pean coun­tries.

Brela, Croatia

With its long coast­line and tiny islands, it’s no won­der Croa­t­ia has some of the best beach­es in Europe. On the island of Brak is the famous beach of Brela, after vis­it­ing which you will want to come back here again and again.

Rossili Bay, Wales

On a sun­ny day in Rossili Bay, you can feel like you are in the Mediter­ranean. The beach with fine sand is sur­round­ed by pic­turesque cliffs where all kinds of birds nest. The high­light of the beach is the wreck of the ship Hel­ve­tia, which ran aground here in 1887.

Salecia beach, Corsica

The French island of Cor­si­ca has many exquis­ite beach­es, but Salezia is con­sid­ered one of the best. Crys­tal clear waters and pale, fine sand real­ly draw crowds dur­ing the high sum­mer sea­son.

Elafonisi, Crete

Ela­fon­isi is a straw­ber­ry and cream beach with mag­nif­i­cent sand made of bil­lions of small shells. This is the most south-west­ern point of Crete — a qui­et and iso­lat­ed bay with blue waters and a calm atmos­phere.