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Best beach holiday locations - Fisherman's Beach, Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal

Above: One of Europe's best beach holiday destinations – Fisherman's Beach at Albufeira on the Algarve, Portugal. Image courtesy of Ed Kitaura /Wikimedia Commons



 

Best beach holiday destinations in Europe


Discover the best beach holiday destinations in Europe. Find the best beaches, resorts, nightlife, nearby attractions and things to do at each beach location.
  To get you started, here are 10 most popular beach holiday destinations in Europe.
 
French Riviera

The French Riviera


For a classy beach holiday in France, try the French Riviera – a glamorous and unrivalled coastline that is home to a string of chic resorts and mainly golden beaches that lie nestled between lush green hills, stark mountains and the pristine blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
   Along with neighbouring Monaco, the French Riviera offers all the ingredients to create a memorable holiday.
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Best Beaches    St Tropez    Cannes    Nice    Weather    Getting There
 
Mykonos, Greek Islands

Mykonos


Mykonos – the most glamorous and expensive of all the Greek Islands – boasts everything you need for a perfect beach holiday in Greece.
   Discover picturesque white-washed houses and blue-domed churches, classy boutique shopping, exciting nightlife, a cosmopolitan (some would say hedonistic) atmosphere and a selection of long sandy beaches ranging from family friendly to secluded and clothing-optional. Get lost in the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that meander through the cubist charms of Old Mykonos town.
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Best Beaches    Resorts    Things to Do    Sights    Weather    Getting There
 
Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal

Albufeira, Portugal


Enjoy an exciting beach holiday or romantic getaway in Albufeira – the busiest and arguably most enjoyable resort on the Algarve.
  With its mild climate, scenic setting, Moorish-style old town, great choice of easy-to-reach beaches, fine-dining seafood restaurants, numerous bars, nearby theme parks and wide range of accommodation options, Albufeira is a perfect beach location at any time of the year.
 
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Best Beaches    Resorts    Sights    Weather    Getting There
 
Oludeniz Beach, Turkey

Oludeniz, Turkey


Oludeniz (and Fethiye) lie at the centre of one of Turkey’s most scenic destinations – a magnificent coastal region of secluded coves, soaring cliffs, pine-clad mountains and ancient archaeological sites overlooking Turkey's Mediterranean Coast.
   Commonly known as ‘the Turquoise Coast’, the region is blessed with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, as well as pine-clad valleys and mountains for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
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Best Beaches    Resorts    Sights    Weather    Getting There
 
Capri, Italy

Isle of Capri


The Isle of Capri is Italy’s most famous island – the haunt of movie stars, literati and everyone famous since the Roman Emperor Tiberius first established his home here in the 1st century AD.
   Set in a deep blue sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, Capri boasts a rugged mountain surrounded by picture-perfect coves, jagged cliffs, underwater grottos and dramatic swimming sites.
   With its exclusive ambiance, chic boutiques, fine dining restaurants and good choice of accommodation to suit all budgets, Capri offers all the ingredients you need for a great beach holiday in Italy.
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Best beach holiday locations - CorsicaSanta Giulia, Corsica Villasimius,
Sardinia
Best beach holiday locations -  Skiathos, GreeceSkiathos,
Greece
Grand CanariaGran Canaria,
Spain
Best beach holiday locations -  Amalfi Coast, Italy Amalfi Coast,
Italy
 

Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in France

Best beach holiday locations -  French Riviera
French Riviera
Best beach holiday locations - Cannes, France
Cannes
Best beach holiday locations - Nice, France
Nice
Best beach holiday locations - St Tropez, France
St Tropez
Antibes
Antibes
Juan Les Pins, France
Juan Les Pins
St Raphael, France
St Raphael
Best beach holiday locations -  Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo
Best beach holiday locations -  Biarritz, France
Biarritz
Best beach holiday locations - Corsica
Corsica
Best beach holiday locations -  Deauville
Deauville
Best beach holiday locations - Arcachon
Arcachon
Best beach holiday locations - La Baule
La Baule
Best beach holiday locations - St Malo
St Malo
   

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Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in the Greek Islands

Best beach holiday locations -  Alonissos, Greece
Alonissos
Best beach holiday locations -  Corfu, Greece
Corfu
Best beach holiday locations -  Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos
Best beach holiday locations -  Santorini, Greece
Santorini
Best beach holiday locations -  Ithaca, Greece
Ithaca
Best beach holiday locations -  Ios, Greece
Ios
Best beach holiday locations -  Kevalonia, Greece
Kefalonia
Best beach holiday locations -  Kos, Greece
Kos
Best beach holiday locations -  Levkas, Greece
Lefkada
Best beach holiday locations -  Milos, Greece
Milos
Best beach holiday locations -  Naxos, Greece
Naxos
Best beach holiday locations -  Paros, Greece
Paros
Best beach holiday locations -  Patmos, Greece
Patmos
Best beach holiday locations -  Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes
Best beach holiday locations -  Simi, Greece
Simi
Best beach holiday locations -  Skiathos, Greece
Skiathos
Best beach holiday locations -  Skopelos, Greece
Skopelos
Best beach holiday locations -  Skyros, Greece
Skyros
Best beach holiday locations -  Zante, Greece
Zakynthos
Best beach holiday locations -  Greece
Ancient Wonders

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Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in Italy

Best beach holiday locations -  Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast
Best beach holiday locations -  Italian Riviera, Italy
Italian Riviera
Best beach holiday locations - Sperelonga Beach, Rome, Italy
Sperlonga, Rome
Best beach holiday locations - Tuscan Riviera
Tuscan Riviera
Best beach holiday locations -  Capri, Italy
Isle of Capri
Best beach holiday locations -  Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre
Best beach holiday locations - Apulia
Apulia
Best beach holiday locations -  Rimini, Italy
Rimini
Best beach holiday locations -  Sardinia, Italy
Sardinia
Best beach holiday locations -  Sicily, Italy
Sicily
   

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Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in Portugal

Best beach holiday locations -  Albufeira, Portugal
The Algarve
Best beach holiday locations - Portimao, Portugal
Portimao
Best beach holiday locations - Alvor, Portugal
Alvor
Best beach holiday locations - Lagos, Portugal
Lagos
Best beach holiday locations - Estoril, Portugal
Estoril
Best beach holiday locations -  Madeira, Portugal
Madeira
Best beach holiday locations -  Funchal, Portugal
Funchal
Best beach holiday locations - Porto Santo, Portugal
Porto Santo

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Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in Spain

Costa del sol, Spain
Costa del Sol
Top honeymoon destinations – Marbella, Spain
Marbella
Top honeymoon destinations – Estepona, Spain
Estepona
Top honeymoon destinations – Fuengirola, Spain
Fuengirola
Best beach holiday locations -  Torremolinos, Spain
Torremolinos
Best beach holiday locations -  Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca
Best beach holiday locations -  Menorca, Spain
Menorca
Best beach holiday locations - Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza
Best beach holiday locations - Alicante
Alicante
Best beach holiday locations - Costa Brava
Costa Brava
Best beach holiday locations - LLoret de Mar
Lloret de Mar
Girona
Girona
Best beach holiday locations - Tossa de Mar, Spain
Tossa de Mar
Best beach holiday locations - Cadaques, Spain
Cadaques
Best beach holiday locations - Benidorm
Benidorm
Best beach holiday locations - San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian
Best beach holiday locations - Grand Canaria
Canary Islands
Best beach holiday locations - Tenerife
Tenerife
Best beach holiday locations - Lanzarote
Lanzarote
Best beach holiday locations - Fuereventura
Fuereventura
Grand Canaria
Gran Canaria
La Palma, Spain
La Palma
Best beach holiday locations - Santander
Santander
Best beach holiday locations - Salou
Salou

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Popular Beach Holiday Destinations in Turkey

Best beach holiday locations -  Antalya, Turkey
Antalya
Best beach holiday locations - Oludeniz, Turkey
Oludeniz
Best beach holiday locations - Marmaris, Turkey
Marmaris
Best beach holiday locations - Bodrum, Turkey
Bodrum
Best beach holiday locations - Kusadasi, Turkey
Kusadasi
Best beach holiday locations - Side, Turkey
Side
Best beach holiday locations - Cesme, Turkey
Cesme
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey Overview

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. . . elsewhere in Europe

Cyprus
Cyprus
Brac, Dalmation Coast
Dalmatian Coast
   
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