Europe is a massive continent, and most of its countries touch the coastline. This means there is no dearth of beaches in the Europe. There are so many beautiful beaches that you cannot have enough of them. If you are ready to pack your sunglasses, sunblock, and bathing suit, we have a list of handpicked beaches for you. Go through the list and set out to discover the most breathtaking beaches in Europe. This selection here includes beaches for all nature type – for the relaxing, for the party and even for the ones who simply like to walk on the sand.
Cale Goloritzé in Italy
Composed of white pebbles and sand, Cale Goloritzé is one of the best beaches in Italy. Located at the base of a natural arch on Sardinia’s northeastern coast. The magnificent beach can only be reached by the sea on a rental boat. The beach is currently restricted for motorboats to preserve the beach from unwanted pollution and tourist abuse.
Navagio Beach in Greece
Navagio Beach also referred to as the Smugglers Beach, is located on the northwest shore of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. Limestone cliffs surround the beach. It is famous for white sand and blue water, two attractions that put the beach on tourists must visit places list. Just like the Cale Goloritzé, Navagio Beach is also accessible only by boat.
Vik Black Sand Beach in Iceland
Iceland surely doesn’t have much to boast of when it comes to the coastline, but there are places like this Vik Black Sand Beach that add beauty to the country’s otherwise dull coastline. What makes the beach special and worth visiting is the contrasting color of the beach – unlike the most other white sand beaches, Vik is a black sand beach which is surrounded by high rising basalt cliffs.
Praia da Marinha in Portugal
With a record of being the most photographed beach in Portugal, Paria da Marinha was awarded the title of “Golden Beach” by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment in 1998. The beach located on the Atlantic coast in Caramujeira is famous for beautiful cliffs and high-quality turquoise water. The beach with golden sand is also popular among families for its amazing sea caves and rock pools.
Studland Bay in England
Studland Bay on the Dorset coast of the country is a picturesque beach that makes for equally enticing places to visit like the English countryside itself. Spread over close to four miles; the golden sand beach has lovely meadows and lush woodlands on one side and calm waters on the other. With the Isle of Wight on the north, the beach has Old Harry’s Rocks – a formation of chalky rocks to the south.