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The 25 Top rated Beaches in Europe

From the beautifully spread white sands in Spain and Greece to divine topographical attractions in Italy and the UK, Europe is home to some of the best seaside attractions with the vast range of activities for vacationers.

Ranking 25 of the best beaches of Europe was done using the quantity and quality of the ratings by the travelers to the various destinations.

Some names featured here are routine mentions, but there are a few surprises springing in the list and ranking pretty highly as well. Notably the UK stands its own pretty impressively against the warmer destinations, with Weymouth Beach for example coming in a respectable ninth, ahead of the more established names in Greece and Spain.

Here are the top rated sizzling coastlines in Europe:

  1. Plage de Palombaggia – Porto-Vecchio, France


The first tobacco-free beach in Corsica area, Plage de Palombaggia is an expansive sand white sand beach extending over 1.5 kilometers with some areas separated by rocks. A monitoring station is always located at Cassa di Lume area, an area which also caters to the disabled travelers. This beach is best in the summer.

  1. Praia da Rocha – Portugal, Europe


Located in Portimao area in western Algarve, Praia de Rocha has been an attraction since the 19th century. Featuring Hotel da Bela Vista – a Gothic structure of époque architecture  which still stands strong amidst modern structures – this is most certainly a sight to behold. Also secure accommodation in high-rise well-spaced apartments that offer a superb sea view. Take a tour of the historic Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar down Tomas Cabreira Avenue.

  1. La Pelosa Beach – Stintino, Italy


La Pelosa Beach – Spiaggia della Pelosa – off Stintino Harbor is one of the westernmost beaches of Sardinia. Offering a sublime traditional watchtower at Torre de Pelosa, La Pelosa offers a marvelous opportunity to view the Mediterranean. Dive at Asinara and Roccaruja Diving Centers and hire surfboards and canoes at the windsurfing center just 3 kilometres away.

  1. Konnos Bay – Ayia Napa, Cyprus


From the Glorious Cape Greco national park to the amazing Grecian Park hotel and the Konnos Bay apartments, Konnos Bay offers a vast array of interesting diversions from life’s hustle and bustle. Stocked with delightful pines and azure waters, Konnos Bay offers a perfect alternative weekend hideaway. One of Europe’s best.

  1. Kleopatra Beach – Alanya Turkey


Located west of historical peninsula near Damlatas Cave, Kleopatra beach is a mythical beach with a Blue Flag certification. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt is believed to have stopped by at this bay.

  1. Simos Beach – Greece


Located at – and the most famous beach in – Elfonoisos, Simos Beach offers magnificent camping and surfing experiences. The Simonsare resort offers world-class hospitality and amazing views of the beach and sea line.

  1. Isola Favignana – Cala Rossa, Italy


This is the second Italian waterfront appearing on the list and deservedly so. With resorts and accommodation apartments equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and juicy barbecue services, vacationers at Cala Rossa are treated to their utmost desires. Also enjoy snorkeling, diving, biking and windsurfing adventures and get more than enough for your money’s worth.

  1. Iztuzu Beach – Dalyan, Turkey


View the breathtaking mountainous terrain of the Iztuzu Beach with sensational green forest cover and refreshing bird-watching adventures.

  1. Cala Goloritze Beach – Baunei, Italy


Italia seems to possess the magic touch with alluring destinations. Cala Goloritze – located south of Cala Biriola, Ogliastra – is home to rocky environs and offers the best snorkeling experience in the whole of Sardinia.

  1. Falesia Beach – Olhos de Agua, Portugal


Falesia Beach is located near Albufeira, stretching from Vilamoura all the way to Ohlos de Agua. It was voted the third best beach in Portugal in 2014. Also one of the best in Europe. You get to encounter beautiful white sandy beach of Europe punctuated with red rocks of Algarve.

  1. Playa de Las Catedrales – Ribadeo, Spain


Enjoy breathtaking mountainous topography and the endless calm sea in Ribadeo. This is even termed the most adventurous beach in Spain.

  1. Playa de Las Canteras – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


Las Palmas is home to Playa de Las Canteras, another of Spain’s natural masterpieces merged with architectural genius. Such classical works include Auditorio Alfredo Kraus edifice that homes Las Palmas based Philharmonic Orchestra.

  1. Agios Pavlos Beach – Lindos Greece


This little bay to the south of Rhodes lies close to the ancient acropolis of Lindos. Sightsee the historical Saint Paul Chapel standing since 43AD – according to myth. The rocky terrain around the beach allows you the pleasure of diving into the turquoise waters.

  1. Cala Mariolu – Baunei, Italy


Another of the beautiful Sardinian beaches located in Ogliastra, this area is perfect for peaceful getaways and will offer a range of fun activities like scuba diving, hiking, camping and snorkeling.

  1. Fistral Beach – Newquay, United Kingdom


A pleasant surprise on the list, Fistral Beach is the ultimate home for British surfing thanks to the Surfing Centre with surf hire and surf school. Spacious and peaceful, this is the perfect destination for an ideal beach day.

  1. Playa de Muro Beach – Mallorca, Spain


White sands and endless landscape makes Playa de Muro a refreshingly peachy escape-from-reality destination in Europe. This Blue Flag Beach is generally quieter than the neighboring Alcudia but way more intoxicating with its magical resort hotels and the Albufera Natural Park, charm made in Europe.

  1. Weymouth Beach – United Kingdom


Another surprise entrant in the list and ranking impressively as well. An ideal summer destination with its vast gently curving sea line and idyllic structures. Recently crowned the best beach in Britain, the fast rising beach in Dorset County offers perfect travel option with heartwarming sunset views.

  1. Kleftiko Beach – Milos, Greece


Visit Kleftiko in Milos, Greece for breathtaking views of everlasting mythical mountainous topography and enjoy an array of astounding seaside adventures.

  1. Balos Beach and Lagoon – Kissamos, Greece


The most photographed Beach in Crete and one of the top favorites for vacationers in Greece, Lagoon of Balos hosted Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The beautiful scenery and the turquoise waters with pinkish sand is ideal for your tour escapades at this destination in Europe.

  1. Playa de Ses Illetes – Formentera, Spain


Open to guests all year round, this white sandy beach with calm clear waters and simple but stunning resorts and Chiringuitos (Beach Bars) is perfect for all your waterfront desires. Enjoy perfect sunsets of Europe at this all-in-one beach destination.

  1. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Italy


Expansive spaces of white sand and turquoise water coupled with unpredictable contours will keep you upbeat and in love with Mother Nature in Europe all your time here.

  1. Fig Tree Bay – Protaras, Cyprus


Blue skies, white sands and turquoise waters all to keep you enchanted all day long. The Blue Flag Beach in Paralimni is as historic as it is stylish. Enjoy amazing facilities and accommodation together with unmatched views.

  1. La Cote des Basques – Biarritz, France


A boundless area of beach land punctuated with must-see scenery and fun-filled range of pastimes. Welcoming resorts and bars as well as restaurants will have visitors wanting more. No wonder it has hosted crowns and top movie stars.

  1. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece


Another Greek gem located southwest of Crete, vast and peaceful with clear waters and white sandy shores which once hosted the Ottoman soldiers. Find time to sightsee this historical beach and experience the warmest of hospitality that makes it the second-best beach in Europe.

  1. La Concha Beach – San Sebastian, Spain


The best beach in Europe resides in San Sebastian. Located in the amazing shell-shaped Concha bay and bordered by Urgull Mountain on one side and Igueldo on another, La Concha is perfect for sunbathing and paddling as it is beautifully spacious and quiet. The elegant royal European beach is ideal even for kids and a whole family tour.

Originally posted 2017-03-13 07:54:14.

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