What makes a good beach? For everyone the criteria is different, yet there are some things that everyone will agree to.
Clear water? Golden sand? Secluded location?
Whatever makes a good beach for you, finding it and topping your tan up exactly where you want to be, is what makes a great beach holiday.
There are some amazing beaches throughout Europe, and it’s impossible to list them all, but these are five of the best, in the eyes of many different travellers
Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
Sicily is beautiful regardless, yet Rabbit Beach is a long time favourite. Why? The above criteria basically – golden sand, clear, warm water, and opportunities for snorkelling, just to add a little something extra to your beach time in this stunning location.
Elafonissi Beach, Greece
The picture perfect scene of a Greek beach is alive and well on Elafonissi Beach, with endless, blinding blue waters, and soft sand. Many travellers also report a beautiful scene when the sun shines down, whereby the sand is almost pink.
Cala Goloritze, Baunei, Italy
Some things are worth the effort, and this beach definitely is. Whilst it takes a little effort to climb down the rocks to reach it, your destination will be certainly worth every bead of sweat! Beautifully blue, infinitely clear, and secluded – the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Teulada, Italy
Another Italian favourite, yet it’s not surprise in this beautiful country, this particular beach will again treat you to the best criteria for a stunning beach, whilst being fringed by imposing green hills, reaching high up to the sky. Nature at its best, and certainly relaxation at its best too.
Praia da Falesia, Albufeira, Portugal
Again, you need to work to get here slightly, although nothing that a gentle bit of exercise won’t cure, but the resulting destination is a beautiful beach, and then some. Surrounded by large rocks, which glow orange in the sunlight, the sunsets here are something to stand in awe at.
These are just five, there are countless more, in fact my list is probably not going to be your list, but in terms of stunning beaches, the chance to kick back and relax, amazing scenery, and surrounding sights to visit, these are five of the top beach destinations in the whole of Europe.