Sixteen Most Beautiful Beaches In Europe

February 22, 2016

Europe is home to many beautiful beaches; attracting visitors with relaxing and memorable time spending opportunities. From Portugal in the west to Turkey in the east, the continent is blessed with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Here is a list of the best beaches in Europe:

Tenby Beach, UK

Tenby Beach

Tenby is a homey and picturesque harbor town and seaside resort. It has gorgeous waters, while the town itself is dotted with cafes where you can people watch.

Vik, Iceland

Aside from black sand beaches, Vik in Iceland also has basalt sea stacks and awesome rock formations.

Porthcurno, UK


Clear, blue waters and golden sand will greet visitors of this beach. Rest in a small village of Porthcurno, enjoy its calming beauty, friendly locals, and fresh breeze clearing your mind of all the noise and trouble.

Ploumanac’h, France

Its Pink Granite Coast gets oohs for its rock formations and white sand. The rocks turn pink, yellow, and orange at sunset and sunrise, making impressive contrast with deep blue water and green grass behind the beach. Observing bizarre rock formations evokes various images in mind making you wonder about the creative skills of nature.

Troia, Portugal


Portugal’s Troia Peninsula is home to golden sand beaches. Its waters are also frequented by dolphins, which make the place more enticing to tourists.

Kampen Beach, Sylt, Germany

This white sand beach located in the North Sea island of Sylt has read cliffs as its background.

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece

Maybe the most picturesque of all Ionian beaches, this beach looks like a perfect crescent when viewed from the road above.

Myrtos Beach

Erimoupolis Beach, Crete, Greece

Located at the northern tip of Eastern Crete is this beach named after the abandoned town of Itanos. This breathtaking beach is situated between rugged rocks and an ancient cemetery.

Navagio Beach, Greece

Another beach in the Ionian islands of Greece, Navagio Beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach. It is an exposed coast that was so named because a suspected smuggler ship was wrecked on the beach in 1983 while transporting cigarettes. It is magnificent with its white sand, blue waters, and limestone cliffs.

Navagio Beach

Zlatni Rat Beach, Dalmatia, Croatia

Also called the Golden Cape or Golden Horn, this is a spit of land that is around a mile west from the town of Bol on the Croatian island of Brac.

Calo des Moro, Mallorca, Spain

This beach is known for its scuba diving, what with its crystal clear waters and bountiful corals reefs.

Oludeniz Beach, Mugla, Turkey

One of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean is the Oludeniz, with its secluded sandy bay. The beach is dotted with pebbles, with its seawater having shades of aquamarine and turquoise.

Praia Marinha, Algarve, Portugal

O[ne of the most picturesque in Portugal, this was once awarded the “Golden Beach” award for its outstanding natural qualities.

Sveti Stefan Beach, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan in Montenegro is a small islet and hotel resort that is around six kilometers to the south of Budva. It has pinkish sands with bluish waters.

Baia delle Zagara, Italy

Located in the coast of Gargano, it is home to the oldest shrine in Western Europe. Its stony beach is surrounded by blue waters.

Podrace Beach, Brela, Croatia

This beach in the tourist town of Brela was once named “Champion of Adiatic” for being a major tourist attraction.

Who says you have to travel several thousands of miles to find a great beach? Europe has numerous beautiful beaches for you to choose from. Remember that traveling to one of the places mentioned together with your loved ones can do magic to your relationships. Plan your trip well and consider such things like packing properly, taking all necessary medications with you, researching your destination’s culture and risks before you go, and taking out couples travel insurance to have a worry-free vacation. If you are looking to enjoy a family beach vacation, consider having one of these family beach tents.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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