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
Beach of the Islands Cíes, Galicia, Spain
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
Olu Deniz beach, Turkey
THE BEACHES FOR THE MOON HONEY
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
Beach of Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta h3>
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.
Beaches Rena di Levante and Rena di Ponente, Capo Testa, Sardinia
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.
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
Sligo Beach, Ireland
Sankt Peter Ording beach, Germany
Mundaka Beach, Spain
Patín Beach, Ferrol, Spain
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
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?
Photos on the cover of Kosala Bandara via Flickr