The tranquil beaches in Europe attract millions of tourists worldwide each year and offer picturesque views with stunning landscapes. To enjoy the best of the summer in Europe, visit the most attractive beaches that the continent has to offer.
1. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece
Photo Credit: Martine Pasquini
Known for its clear waters and soft white sands, the turquoise waters at this beach are something that could be found in a tropical location. It offers a clean environment with incredible views in every direction for a landscape that feels like paradise. Visitors can lounge under tiki beach umbrellas or tan in the sun with their feet dipped in the water. The remote area is peaceful and offers shallow waters for a safe area for children, with only a snack bar close by in the area.
2. Cadgwith Cove – Cornwall, UK
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Cadgwith Cove is known as the perfect village and fishing port with local pubs near the beach that offer delicious fish and chips. Known as the larger beach in the area, the waters are translucent and beautiful to swim or dive in. Quaint houses and buildings sit cozily on the shore to make for a homey environment that is enchanting in the warmer months.
Here you can find boats resting on the shore close to the water with fishermen working in the area on a daily basis, coming in and out of the port.
3. Iztuzu Beach – Dalyan, Turkey
Photo by Jan Kaptein
This isolated beach is the perfect spot for a getaway to relax next to the peaceful waters and enjoy clear waters and on a sunbed. Umbrellas are available, offering plenty of shade for those who want to take a nap or enjoy reading a good book at one of Turkey’s best kept secrets. Iztuzu Beach also offers plenty of an area to stroll, about five kilometers on the sand, allowing visitors to spot plenty of blue clawed crabs. Boat rides or buses are available daily from Daylan.
4. Camber Sands Beach, Britain
Photo Credit: Jenny Gardner
Timeout.com lists Camber Sands Beach as one of the top 10 beaches in Britain, located in East Sussex over a span of seven miles. Known as a popular place to surf, the sunsets are spectacular and the scenery is dreamy. Next to golden dunes, it’s the perfect spot for a stroll at sunset.
5. Navagio Beach, Greece
Photo by Joy Ride
Perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Navagio Beach is known for its blue water on the Greek island of Zakynthos. There’s even a shipwrecked boat that sits on the white sand next to the cliffs. During most of the year it’s a quiet beach that has few visitors, making for a relaxing setting that is perfect to snorkel, swim or dive in. The Huffington Post also happens to list Navagio Beach as one of the best spots in the world that rival the Caribbean.
Europe is often known for its bustling cities and historic buildings, but their beaches are enough to travel the continent and enjoy some of the most enchanting landscapes in the world.
Sally writes for The Cornwall Hotel Collection who operate two luxury hotels in Cornwall. For conference facilities in Cornwall or fine dining in their restaurant in Falmouth visit The Cornwall Hotel Collection.