Europe's Most Scenic BeachesFrom the golden sands of Bulgaria to the shimmering turquoise waters of Patara in Turkey, or the fabulous beach life of Biarritz there’s something to appeal to all tastes in Europe. Plus, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and easy to reach locations, choosing a beach holiday in Europe has never been a more attractive proposition.

Classic Beaches with Lots to Offer

Grand Plage beach in Biarritz on the stunning Atlantic coast is a great example of the type of stylish seaside resort which France does so well. Not as glamorous as Cannes, nor as dated as Deauville, Biarritz seems to get it just right. It has become a haven for surfers thanks to the excellent Atlantic waves, and the stunning architecture, the casinos, plus the golden stretch of sand which is Grand Plage, make it a great beach holiday choice. La Manga del Mar Menor in the Spanish region of Murcia is a unique beach created by a sanbar on a shallow saltwater lagoon. The 24km sandbar, La Manga separates the lagoon, Mar Menor from the Mediterranean Sea and it’s a picturesque area which is perfect for sailing. The lagoon is Europe’s largest salt water lake and is a protected area. Close to Cartagena and San Javier, this beautiful beach is well worth a visit.

More Fabulous European Beaches

Patara Beach on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast is a wonderful beach holiday destination. The rolling sand dunes in the shadow of the Taurus Mountains make Patara one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and because it’s where Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs it’s highly protected so no building projects have been allowed to spoil its natural beauty. Golden Beach in Bulgaria is just what the name says it is. Supposedly the best sand in Europe the beach has won lots of awards for cleanliness and environmental awareness, and with lots to see and do nearby it’s an ideal beach holiday choice.

From secluded Playa Papagayo in Lanzarote, to the black sands of Sicily’s Spiaggia Sabbie Nere, or the white sands and hidden coves of Pinarello beach in Corsica, there are numerous beautiful locations for a European beach holiday just waiting to be discovered.

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