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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 journey from £1,805 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking discount - La Floridiana – Save up to £60 pp
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.

Lloret de Mar Castell Plaja at Sa Caleta beach, Costa Brava

‭‬‬‬Catalonia Coast & Country‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £930 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

From mountain towns down to idyllic seasides and rural villages, this is your chance to head off the beaten track among Catalonia’s endless charm.

San Sebastian

Highlights of the Basque Country

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £795 pp incl. flights (no-fly option available)

Free car hire

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.

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Top offers for Europe Beach holidays

Capri, Italy

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

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

Special
offer

Early booking discount - La Floridiana – Save up to £60 pp
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.

Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

Capofaro Resort, Salina, Aeolian Islands

7-night luxury holiday from £1,065 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

Stay 7 pay 6 discount – Save up to £425 pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

Get away to the island of Salina for a resort with a winery twist. Here, poolside dining and oenological tours alike whisk you away to the rural ideal.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Italian Coast and Culture: Florence & The Tuscan Coast

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,635 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free car hire

Stay 4 pay 3 discount at Cala Del Porto – Save up to £365 pp
Book by: 31 January 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.

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Bahía Del Duque, Tenerife

7-night luxury holiday from £1,600 pp incl. flights & transfers

Considered to be among the best resorts on Tenerife, this Leading Hotel of the World is a favourite among repeat holidaymakers. It’s been modelled on a typical Canaries’ village, complete with next-door beach, bell tower and staff in traditional clothing.

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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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