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Europe Beach holidays

Relaxing breaks, close to home

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 gorgeous sand and superb swimming, especially in traditional hotspots such as France, Greece and Spain. Here are some of our the top picks from our team of beach specialists:

  • 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.

 

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Our top itineraries for Europe Beach holidays

Capri, Italy

Capri & the Amalfi Coast

10-day tailor-made holiday from £2,490 pp incl. flights

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 £725 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, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Aeolian Island Hopping

8-day tailor-made self-guided tour from £1,430 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.

Greek fishing village Naousa, Paros island, Greece

Greek Island Hopping - Mykonos & Paros

8-day tailor-made holiday from £955 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

Thalassa Villas

St. Nicolas Bay & Thalassa Villas, Crete, Greece

7-night luxury holiday from £1,465 pp incl. flights & transfers

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July & August bookers special offer – Save up to £155pp
Book by: 31 August 2022

Built in an enchanting location, this exclusive hotel with its strong emphasis on privacy and intimacy has its own private sandy beach and stunning infinity pool overlooking the azure Mediterranean and is just 2km from Aghios Nikolaos.

Elysium pool

Elysium Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

Guide price from £1,540 pp incl. flights

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Summer stays special offer - Save £170 per couple
Book by: 14 August 2022

Taking its name from Greek mythology – Elysium meaning a blissful place – this luxury hotel is a landmark in Paphos. Its artisan design and spectacular gardens provide a sense of wellbeing. Add a world-famous archaeological site on its doorstep and you have an intoxicating mix.

Domes Lake Algarve

Domes Lake, Algarve

7-night luxury holiday from £1,555 pp incl. flights & transfers

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August bookers special offer – Save up to £335pp
Book by: 31 August 2022

Domes Lake, with its own private lake, and access to Praia de Falesia beach, set amidst greenery and the natural beauty of the romantic Algarve and one of the region’s finest escapes.

Baglioni Resort, Sardinia

Baglioni Resort, Sardinia

7-night luxury holiday from £1,780 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Early booking discount - stays 18 Sep - 15 Oct 2022 – Save up to £165pp
Book by: 15 August 2022

The latest gem to join the Baglioni Hotels & Resorts Italian Collection. Immersed in a sublime natural landscape without parallel in the Mediterranean, this resort is an enchanting blend of rustic luxury and scenic beauty on Sardinia’s north-east coast.

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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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