Do you find yourself in Europe and love the beach scene but are unsure of where to go? Well, hold onto your seat because this article is definitely for you, as we will explore some of the most extraordinary beaches in Europe that will have you reaching for your towel and sunscreen in no time!
1. Cala Goloritze, Sardinia
For this destination, you might need more than just a beach bag and a costume as you can only reach this beach via a two-hour hike. Bear with it because this destination is worth the hike for sure, as the beach was created by a landslide that occurred 55 years ago and has since been awarded with a UNESCO title! If you really do not like hikes then you can access this beach by taking a relaxing boat ride too. There are many activities that can be enjoyed around this beach and many other smaller beaches in the surrounding area which can be explored.
2. Navagio Beach, Greece
This beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach or Smugglers Cove, as it was once used to smuggle items into the country long ago, and is an exposed cove that can only be reached via a boat ride. The area is surrounded by limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue water. It is absolutely stunning to say the least!
3. Vik beach, Iceland
This beach is not really made for swimming, as the waves are extremely rough, but are for those of you who are interested in taking some amazing photographs and visiting one of the most popular black sand beaches in the world. The surrounding cliffs and wildlife are also a must-see and will provide some interesting shots for sure.
4. Fårö Island, Sweden
This will be a beach destination like no other as the entire island is made out of limestone and you can even see some of these beautiful formations in the ocean. This island is also popular because a Swedish director filmed a few movies and a series here. You can reach this island by taking a ferry from Gotland’s northernmost point.
5. Oludeniz, Turkey
This beach is also known as the Blue Lagoon and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. It is also one of the best destinations for paragliding, for anyone adventurous enough to try it out! The blue ocean is surrounded by beautiful mountains and pebbled shores, definitely a worthy destination for any traveler.
6. Zlatni Rat, Croatia
Croatia is well-known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but Zlatni Rat stands out for a particular reason. It is has a very interesting shape that actually keeps changing shape depending on the current. There are also many activities that you can do at this beach like windsurfing, for example. If you want to just have a nice relaxing day at the beach that is, of course, also an option.
7. Spiaggia Rosa, Italy
This beach is also known as the Pink Beach because the sand on this beach is well, pink. Unfortunately, this beach cannot be accessed anymore because of over-tourism and too many people collecting samples of the pink sand. However, it can still be viewed from a distance and is definitely worth the beautiful sight.