Destinations in Europe for a Great Beach Getaway

There are plenty of things to see and do during a European vacation. Travelers who want to spend their vacation at a beach can visit one or more of the top five destinations in Europe for a beach getaway.

There are a number of beaches along the Mediterranean on the southeastern coast of France. This area is known as the French Riviera, and many of its beaches are close to the city of Nice. Travelers who want a beach with gentle waves will enjoy the protected cove at Beaulieu-Sur-Mer. Those who want to walk along the beach can stroll along the Promenade des Anglais. The beach at Beau Rivage is near a hotel, restaurants and the Old Town section of Nice.People who want to spend their vacation near a lake can head over to Lake Geneva or Lake Zurich in Switzerland. Sunbathers will find plenty of sand at Plage Salavaux and Plage d’Avenches on the shores of Lake Geneva. Visitors to Tiefenbrunnen on Lake Zurich can sunbathe while they enjoy mountain views. There is a shallow pool for people who do not want to swim in the lake.

Côte varoise Bormes les Mimosas

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The Costa del Sol region in southern Spain has beaches surrounded by hills. The beach at El Cañuelo is in a cove. The clear water here makes it a great place for snorkeling. Sunbathers will enjoy the expanse of sand at Chilches Beach.

Morning costa del sol

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Beaches in Greece have white sand and crystal blue water. There are places for swimming and sunbathing at Papa Nero in central Greece. People who want a secluded beach will enjoy Egremni Beach on the island of Lefkada off Greece’s western coast.

Limeni (Greece)

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There are also secluded beaches in Italy. People can rent boats at Sant’Andrea in Tuscany. Spiagga del Fornello on the Amalfi Coast has a backdrop of cliffs.

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Arianwen August 5, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I love coming back to the UK as we have so much gorgeous coastline. I wouldn’t brave the ocean though! It’s far too cold 🙁
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Andrew Darwitan September 24, 2015 at 3:01 am

For me, Greece & Italy would definitely take the top spots. =)
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Ami October 17, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Always been a dream to visit Europe. The article is very nice and pics are just awesome and heart touching. I will definitely come to Europe in my vacation on some days.
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Alex from tripsuit November 27, 2015 at 1:40 am

Croatia! People always forget Croatia! 🙂 Krk, Split, Bol, Pag, Dubrovnik, Zadar… all so great destinations.
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