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Europe Beach holidays

Introduction

With the Adriatic, Aegean, Balearic, Baltic, Mediterranean and even North Sea to choose from it's not surprising that there are some exceptional beaches in Europe. With so many countries claiming a stretch of coast, no matter where you travel there's almost certainly somewhere with good quality sand and good swimming, especially in traditional hotspots such as France, Greece and Spain. The best beaches in Europe include:

  • Zlatni Rat in Croatia, an arrow-head shaped beach that is one of the most spectacular stretches of sand in the Adriatic
  • Bamburgh in England is a wild stretch of coast overlooked by Northumberland's Bamburgh Castle, although beaches in Cornwall offer stiff competition.
  • Ile de Re in France is a wild expanse looking over the Atlantic that benefits from some spectacular sunsets.
  • The North Sea island of Sylt in Germany is bracing but exhilarating.
  • Myrtnos Beach on Kefalonia is probably Greece's most impressive crescent, with white pebbles curving photogenically into the distance.
  • Chia on Sardinia trumps the beaches on mainland Italy, with vast dunes leading into juniper forests.
  • The Curonian Spit in Lithuania is the most impressive sliver of beach along the Baltic Sea, backed by silver birches and pines.
  • Sagres in Portugal's Algarve is an undeveloped haven overlooked by a mighty white fort.
  • El Palmar on Spain's Costa de la Luz has vast golden sand stretches and a casual, friendly atmosphere.
  • Tofta in Gotland is where Sweden's hip young things congregate.
  • Patara on Turkey's Turquoise Coast is a 12-mile stretch of coast backed by mountains of sand that doubles as a nesting area for turtles.

These are just a handful of the options available though. Additionally, tailor-make your beach holiday in Europe by adding a city break, history and culture tour or excursion to create a truly sensational escape; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Europe Beach holidays

Capri, Italy

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,805 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking discount - La Floridiana – Save up to £35pp
Book by: 28 March 2020

Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.

San Sebastian

Highlights of the Basque Country

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £795 pp incl. flights

Explore everything from postcard-perfect coastlines to medieval cities and tempting vineyards of, all the while staying in Renaissance palaces, seaside villas and thousand-year-old castles. This is northern Spain at its best.

Lipari Island, Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Aeolian Island Hopping

8-day tailor-made self-guided tour from £1,260 pp incl. flights

Bursting with cobalt-blue sea vistas, film-worthy landscapes and exceptional dining, this itinerary offers a chance to witness the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands of Lipari, Salina and Stromboli.

Santorini, Greece

Greek Island Hopping - Cyclades Islands

10-day tailor-made holiday from £1,405 pp incl. flights

There are very few experiences in the world quite like ‘hopping’ around the Greek islands. Whilst the Greek islands share some general characteristics, each island has its own character.

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Top offers for Europe Beach holidays

Capri, Italy

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,805 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - La Floridiana – Save up to £35pp
Book by: 28 March 2020

Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Italian Coast and Culture: Florence & The Tuscan Coast

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,510 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 4 pay 3 at Cala Del Porto & Stay 3 pay 2 at Santa Croce – Save up to £425pp
Book by: 29 February 2020

Combine the white sands of the Tuscan coast with the Renaissance excess of Florence, enjoying stays in two of the country’s finest hotels; contrast private-beach access with Michelin-starred dining. In between, the use of a hire car will afford you the flexibility to explore the Tuscan countryside.

Port of Mgarr, Gozo Island

Malta & Gozo Contrasts

8-day tailor-made holiday from £860 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - The Palace Hotel – Save up to £80pp
Book by: 29 February 2020

The Mediterranean island of Malta offers a combination of historical and cultural excursions as well as excellent quality accommodation and plenty of summer sunshine - making it an ideal destination for a short break or longer holiday with the family.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 March 2020

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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