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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 and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,560 pp incl. flights

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Early booking discount – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 28 March 2019

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.

‭‬‬‬Catalonia Coast & Country‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,000 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. You'll knit together hiking trails, beaches and rustic villages with scenic drives and stays in historic accommodation, from castles to farmhouses.

Highlights of the Basque Country

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £695 pp incl. flights

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offer

Free car hire

Free car hire – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 01 February 2019

Explore the postcard-perfect coastlines, medieval cities and vineyards of this unique Spanish region, all the while staying in Renaissance palaces, seaside villas and thousand-year-old castles.

Aeolian Islands Discovery

8-day tailor-made self-guided tour from £1,240 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 and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,560 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 28 March 2019

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.

Anantara Vilamoura, the Algarve

Contemporary resort from £625 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - stay 01 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019 – Save up to £165 pp
Book by: 31 January 2019

Between fine-dining restaurants, opulent private-terrace rooms and one of Europe’s finest golf courses, the latest in Algarve ultra-luxury is a true gem. It’s all wrapped up in signature Anantara service, best experienced in the excellent spa.

Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Gran Canaria

Contemporary resort from £2,065 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to £125 per couple per week
Book by: 31 January 2019

As Gran Canaria’s only ‘Leading Hotel of the World’, this is a boutique offering that combines a pretty, coastal setting with Michelin-recommended dining and welcoming rooms. A range of excellent facilities include everything from piano and pool bars to water sports and a spa.

Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real, Fuerteventura

Contemporary resort from £795 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £355 pp
Book by: 31 January 2019

Corralejo’s undulating dunes set the scene for this luxury resort, tucked away on Fuerteventura’s popular northeast coast. And, while elegant rooms look out to landscaped gardens and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, guests are treated to everything from swimming pools and a kids' club to an indulgent spa.

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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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