No matter your taste in beaches is, Europe obliges. From the wild and wind-lashed shores of the Atlantic coast to mountain-fringed Arctic bays where whales raise their tails, and the sunlit, snuggled-away coves of Italy and Greece, here is the cream of the European coastline.
Our Lady Beach – France
As the very first sea resort of the French Riviera, Hyères presents enchanted and preserved beaches, a clean water as well as a guarantee of bright sun. If you seek shade, privacy or family-friendly spots, with over 40 kilometres of coastline, you will have a lot of creeks to choose from to go for a swim, build a sand castle or take an afternoon nap.
Bordered by a gorgeous but fragile pine forest, just as stunning as other beaches of Porquerolles, the beach Notre Dame is however much less crowded. The ongoing revegetation program requires that everyone take care of the environment
La Concha, San Sebastián – Spain
It’s the Chrysler Building of beaches: immediately recognisable however nevertheless thrilling and heart-lifting. La Concha is the most stunning urban beach in Spain: a dollop of cream sand and shimmering sapphire waters with forested headlands, an island – Santa Clara – and a sprinkle of boats.
The belle-époque seafront goes back to days of long summer residencies, when kids ate separately and hotels were plush carpeted. However, today’s city is lively and cool. La Concha is bordered by two smaller beaches: Ondarreta is nearly a continuation to the west (ending in Eduardo Chillada’s Wind Comb sculpture); Zurriola, beyond the Kursaal Palace in Gros, is very popular with surfers.
Haukland Beach – Norway
Rising up out of the Norwegian Sea like a dragon’s backbone, the island of Lofoten which is off Norway’s northwest coast is the Arctic dream – if it is seen in the never-fading light of the Midnight Sun or under the dancing Northern Lights in winter snows. Haukland Beach is out of this world, with sharp granite peaks jutting above creamy sands and sapphire sea.
Nugal Beach – Croatia
This beautiful beach which is located on the Makarska Riviera could also be rated among the best top secret beaches in Europe (it will take you no more than half an hour to walk in the rocks before you access this place). Make sure that you put an eco-friendly and biodegradable sunscreen to protect this little corner of paradise and take your phone with you so that you can enjoy the betting NZ offers too.
Oludeniz Beach – Turkey
Ölüdeniz is a tiny village and beach resort which is situated in the Fethiye region of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey.
Ölüdeniz is still one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a sheltered sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The beach is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a Turkish national nature reserve and construction is rigorously prohibited. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is celebrated for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, which is often rated among the top five beaches across the globe by travellers and tourism journals.