From Spain to Greece via Ireland, discover our ranking of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Europe.

The 25 most beautiful beaches in Europe

What do you think if you hear about the most beautiful beaches in the world ? The turquoise water, the white sand, the palms ... Some of you will answer Thailand, others the Caribbean or maybe the Seychelles. But have you considered Europe? A territory that surprises by revealing to the lovers of seaside life exceptional beaches that have nothing to envy to the tropical seas! Do you want to play sports? Building sandcastles with children? Do you swim naked or spend your honeymoon in some European country? No problem, there are options for all tastes!

From Spain to Greece via Ireland, discover our ranking of the 25 best European beaches.

THE WILD BEACHES

S'alga beach on the island of Espalmador, Formentera

Separated from Formentera 150 meters of water, is a privately owned nature park that tourists are allowed to visit, but with respect! There are no restaurants or bars, which makes the beach even more special. By boat or swimming, you decide how to reach it ...

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Beach of the Islands Cíes, Galicia, Spain

Right at the beginning of the Galician coast, you will meet these small islands, green, wild ... wonderful!

Fetovaia Beach, Elba Island, Italy

Its beaches, the clear waters and the green of its vegetation make this island a place to admire and explore, and Fetovaia is one of its treasures./p>

Las Catedrales Beach, Lugo, Spain

This magnificent beach has the distinction of being surrounded by cliffs shaped like an arch that, stretching up to over 30 meters in height, make one think of a cathedral (hence the name). When the tide goes down, you can admire the curiously shaped caves and corridors of stone ...

Balos Beach, Crete

The Gramvoussa peninsula is located northwest of the island of Crete. To reach it, you can take a boat from the port of Kissamos, or walk along a path between the rocks; the strip of sand separates the sea from the blue lagoon.

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Olu Deniz beach, Turkey

Considered the best beach in Turkey for its beautiful location surrounded by mountains.

THE BEACHES FOR THE MOON HONEY

Taormina, Sicily

It offers various types of beach, from the pebbles of Mazzarò to those of Isola Bella, a popular island between the creeks.You will feel like you are in the Bahamas on this island, the biggest in Croatia.

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Not only famous for being the place of choice for the holidays of the rich and famous , but also for its marvelous beaches and secluded coves.

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Beach of Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta ​​h3>

It is an obligatory stop if you visit Malta. Located in the southern part of the island of Comino, hidden in a bay accessible only by boat, it reveals its blue waters on arrival. It seems to be in the Caribbean, with clear sea and white sand ...

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FAMILY BEACHES

Las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife

An artificial beach that stands out from the rest of the island for its color. While the rest of the island is black and volcanic, here the sand comes directly from the Sahara and is recognizable by its yellow color and its surprisingly thin thickness.

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Beaches Rena di Levante and Rena di Ponente, Capo Testa, Sardinia

Capo Testa is an isthmus that stretches on the northern tip of Sardinia like a finger trying to touch the Corsica! Here, the beaches look like another world ... you will see turquoise waves crashing on the rocks and children and adults diving to soak up or explore the deep blue seabed.

Marinha Beach, Algarve , Portugal

This beach is one of many in the South of Portugal, in the Algarve, which offers a magnificent landscape. Praia da Marinha is ideal to enjoy both the beauty of nature and moments of relaxation in the family.

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Torquay Beaches, The English Riviera, United Kingdom

The English Riviera consists of 20 beaches and coves: large, sandy, isolated ... many are known for their cleaning, and therefore ideal for children. Whether you love water sports, fishing, or simply doing nothing, the Torbay coastline offers a wide variety of options for all tastes.

BEACHES FOR MOST SPORTS

Hayle Towan Beach, North Cornish Coast, United Kingdom

This stretch of beach is known as the "3 km of golden sand". At low tide, all of Hayle's beaches come together to offer an impressive stretch of sand perfect for playing beach tennis, volleyball or any other beach-sport.Tarifa "src ="/images/image-0503201922023MlO.jpeg "alt =" beach bolonia tarifa most beautiful beaches in europe edreams travel blog "itemprop =" image "> Considered as the European windsurfing paradise, the Tarifa beach stretches for 4 km of fine white sand.

Sligo Beach, Ireland

In the far north of Ireland find the beach of Sligo, where the waves are perfect for beginners and experts alike surfers love it, it's a real sporting paradise!

Sankt Peter Ording beach, Germany

Fulcrum of the world kitesurfing competitions, Sankt Peter Ording is known for its 12 km of width and for its dunes. It is located in the Wattenmeer National Park and its morphology varies greatly depending on the tides.

Mundaka Beach, Spain

Here is one of the beaches where you can ride the best waves in Europe, located in the north of Spain.

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Patín Beach, Ferrol, Spain

20 km from Ferrol, it's the perfect place for surfers. Worth knowing: during the month of September, the surfing world championship is held.

THE NUDISTE BEACHES

Montalivet beach, France

It's the reference point for the naturist movement all over the world! It was in fact the first European nudist beach in the 50s.

Plakias Beach, Crete

One of the most famous nudist beaches in Europe; being surrounded by hills and mountains, the landscape and location make it even more special. Diving is also usually practiced.

Sylt Island, Germany

It is the largest among the German islands north of the country. Its spectacular scenery and the discretion of the sand dunes provide a perfect setting for nudism.

Pissouri Beach, Cyprus

Although nudism is not officially allowed to Cyprus, here there are numerous beaches where you can practice it, especially the inlets around the town of Pissouri.

Do you agree with our choices? What are your favorite European beaches?

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