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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

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,795 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 £830 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 £1,260 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.

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

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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

7-night luxury holiday from £870 pp incl. flights & transfers

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2021 bookings special offer – Save up to £200pp
Book by: 30 September 2021

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.

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina

Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina,

4-night luxury holiday from £1,870 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Stay 4 nights, pay 3 discount – Save up to £440pp
Book by: 18 December 2021

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is provides one of the finest views in the world – a panorama of the rooftops of medieval Taormina, stretching past the sensational sight of Mount Etna's peak and towards the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the island's most exclusive properties.

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Bahía Del Duque, Tenerife

7-night luxury holiday from £1,080 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Late summer stays – Save up to £155pp
Book by: 30 September 2021

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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Palazzo Avino, Ravello

4-night luxury holiday from £905 pp incl. flights & transfers

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Stay 4 nights, pay 3 discount – Save up to £200pp
Book by: 10 October 2021

This dazzling five-star hotel that was once a 12th-century private villa is perched above the dazzling coast of Amalfi in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello, looking some of Italy's most picturesque fishing villages.

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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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