Europe has a wide range of stunning beaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you're a fan of dramatic coasts or wide, sandy beaches, this list has something for you. Read on for the our picks of some of the best beaches in Europe.
ELOUNDA BEACH, CRETE
The long, sandy beach at Elounda is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the local atmosphere. Cavos is home to some of the most dramatic cliffs in the Mediterranean and is the perfect place to explore the local caves.
Calella De Palafrugell, Spain
The turquoise waters of Calella de Palafrugell are perfect for swimming, sunbathing and windsurfing. The narrow, sandy beaches are popular with families and there is also a wide range of water sports on offer with brilliant snorkeling around the area to be had.
Platja d'Aro, Mallorca, Spain
The clear blue waters of Platja d'Aro make for an idyllic beach that perfect for swimming, windsurfing and sunbathing. The area is also home to a number of luxury hotels, restaurants and bars to cater for all your needs.
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
An expansive beach resort on Bulgaria's beautiful Black Sea coast, lively Sunny beach has so much appeal. From pristine waters, impressive sand dunes and spacious tidy beaches to exciting water sports and a vibrant night life. It's no surprise that the area is fast becoming a hotspot for international travellers.
Downings, Co. Donegal
For those who haven't seen the incredible Donegal coastline, it's time to put Downings on your to-do list. When the weather behaves in the summertime the area boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on earth, yes on earth. With Caribbean coloured waters, wide and spotless stretches of beach and mountain backdrops your breath will be taken away with this jewel in our beautiful countries crown.