The best of European beaches…


Why travel far and wide in search for the best beaches when there are so many spectacular beach-bum friendly holiday locations right here in Europe?! For an affordable holiday filled with tropical cocktails, cooling sea breezes and golden sand between your toes, check out our guide to the best beaches that Europe has to offer…

Karpathos Island

Karpathos Island can be found among the other Dodecanese islands such as Rhodes and Crete and is an island filled with natural springs, plenty of fruit and olive trees has some even more impressive beaches! The island has a coastline that is over 100 kilometres long, meaning there is plenty to explore in the way of tanning locations. Apela beach is the most talked about when it comes to the ultimate in relaxation and spectacular natural beauty.

Ksamil Islands

The Ksamil Islands are perhaps the least talked about in the whole of Europe and we have no idea why! The four islands that make up the archipelago offer visitors some of the most impressive areas of natural beauty in Albania and perhaps what makes them most appealing is their ability to only be reached by small boats. For a treat when it comes to top secret beach lazing, head to the Ksamil Islands!

Samos Island

Samos Island is slowly earning its place among the ranks as top tourist destinations and is popular with those searching for a little bit of sun and relaxation. It remains wholly traditional in its appearance and is certainly very picturesque, with its pretty houses and flowers blooming everywhere. For those looking for secluded pebble beaches that offer stunning views, Samos Island is the perfect holiday destination.

Vis Island

Vis is certainly an impressive specimen when it comes to strikingly clean seas, making it sheer pleasure to swim in its waters. Beaches on this Croatian island are protected by the Nature Protection Law and can easily be reached by road- why not pop down while you’re in the area?

Costa Brava

Costa Brava offers impeccable beaches at every turn and really epitomises what people love about the Mediterranean Sea. Take your pick of the wide array of beaches on offer here and be sure to pay a visit to Tossa de Mar, in the south of the area, where cliffs and pretty coves scatter the area.

San Sebastian

The beauty of the beaches in San Sebastian is the fact that each one has its own uniqueness and story to tell. The best known beach here is The Concha, perfect for a family getaway or a romantic escape. Alternatively if you’re looking to party, head down to The Zurriola, popular with party goers and surfers alike!

No matter what beach you decide to explore this summer, make sure you do so with the knowledge that should you require emergency healthcare, you are carrying an EHIC card with you, for free or highly discounted medical treatment.

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