Europe

Europe
European beaches exude a glamour and sophistication unique to this region. Beach vacations in Europe combine time spent in the sand and on the water with fine food and old-world charm you’d expect from a trip to one of the great cities. The famous beach destinations along the French Riviera, the Greek Islands, and the coasts of Italy and Spain boast the same standard of natural beauty as their Caribbean counterparts, but they also have a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere—and great parties.

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Mediterranean Beaches

Mediterranean Beaches

Mediterranean beaches come in a variety of forms. Some are secluded and offer plenty in the way of natural appeal, while others are found in busy resort destinations and are more highly developed. Depending on the beach in question, it might have soft white sand, golden sand, or even red or black sand. On some [...]

Best Beaches in Portugal

Best Beaches in Portugal

Many of the best beaches in Portugal are found on the mainland in the southern half of the country. This doesn’t mean that beach enthusiasts should limit themselves to the southern part of the country or the mainland altogether, however. Portugal’s northwest coast offers some of the country’s most scenic beaches, and the Portuguese archipelago [...]

Greek Islands Vacations

Greek Islands Vacations

For beach bums, the ultimate getaway might just be Greek Islands vacations. These exotic islands, with their stunningly gorgeous beaches, charming villages, fresh cuisine, and healthy approach to life deliver exactly what every warm-weather trip should: pure pleasure. From sunbathing on the golden shores to devouring fresh fish while watching the sunset, beach holidays in [...]

Spain Beach Hotels

Spain Beach Hotels

The beach hotels in Spain figure among the most popular beach hotels in all of Europe. This is largely due to country’s climate and geography. Spain enjoys warmer year-round temperatures than most other European countries, and there is plenty of sunny coastline for visitors to enjoy. Add in the fact that there are so many [...]

Plaka Beach

Plaka Beach

Plaka Beach is one of the most picturesque and alluring beaches on the island of Naxos in Greece. Naxos is the largest of the Greek Cyclades, surrounded by both the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. Plaka Beach is specifically situated on the west coast of Naxos. The stretch of coastline upon which it sits is [...]

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach is one of the most frequently photographed beaches in Greece, and for very good reason. It is situated on the northwest coast of Kefalonia and is best-known for its spectacular kaleidoscope of colorful water. The active tide and marble sediment combine with the crystal-clear water to form deep, azure blues, turquoise, green-blue, and [...]

Elia Beach

Elia Beach

Elia Beach is a gorgeous resort destination on the island of Mykonos in Greece. It is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach on this entire island, which is considered to be the most cosmopolitan in the Greek chain. Mykonos garners this reputation because of the vibrant nightlife scene, which is ubiquitous on the [...]

Corralejo Beach

Corralejo Beach

Corralejo Beach Fuerteventura is just one of many magnificent coastal destinations in the Canary Islands. Fuerteventura is known as offering some of the very best beaches in Spain, especially on this archipelago, and Corralejo makes a short list of the top beaches on the island. It is situated at the northern tip of Fuerteventura and [...]

Agios Georgios Beach

Agios Georgios Beach

Agios Georgios Corfu is among the most popular resort destinations in Greece for families seeking a relaxing vacation. Agios Georgios Beach is situated in the northwest portion of this alluring island in the Ionian Sea. The village and resort are located about twenty miles northwest of Corfu town and offers a wide variety of opportunities for [...]

Playa de Las Catedrales

Playa de las Catedrales

Las Catedrales Beach Galicia is one of the most impressive beach destinations in all of Spain. This may at first sound like an overstatement, especially given the fact that Spain offers over 5,000 miles of coastline and many lovely Spanish beaches. That is, until you see the beach firsthand, complete with its formidable cliffs, from [...]