Best European Beaches to Relax and Unwind
Whether you’re looking to surf or party, Europe has a perfect beach for you! From the French Riviera to the Coast of Gibraltar, here are my picks for the top five beaches in Europe.
Rent a car in Cannes and check out the amazing Carlton Beach – an easy choice for our list of European beaches! This area is known to intrigue the rich and famous due to its sparkling sands and over 300 feet of luxury hotels. Many guests enjoy surfing and kite sailing while others prefer the quiet seclusion for sunbathing and swimming.
For a more action-packed locale, head to Biarritz to experience the thrill of the French Riviera. The location is only a quick drive away and is one of the most popular places to visit in France. Each July, the best surfers from around the world gather here to participate in the much anticipated surf festival.
For another kind of surfing, take your car rental in Spain to Tarifa Beach, the preferred location for kite surfing. Daytime winds can reach up to 60mph, which help offset the intense heat. Other fun-filled activities include bike trails, surf shops, and of course, sunbathing along the white sands.
Next up is a popular choice on our list of the best European beaches: Brighton Beach. This beach lies within the city of Liverpool and is one of the most popular and largest seaside locations in England. Its ambience is slightly reminiscent of New York’s Coney Island, offering a little something for everyone, from children to adults. The main attraction is the pier, which produces 24 hour entertainment. Activities range from music and dancing, to bars and drinking. There are also numerous hotels, which are necessary for this beach, deemed “a lovers retreat”.
Another romantic spot, and the last on our list, is the turquoise waters and white sands of Kefalonia Beach in Karadavos, Greece. This area is truly one of the most beautiful in the world and attracts such stars as Nicole Kidman and Madonna. The locale is extremely secluded, making it the perfect getaway for friends and lovers alike!
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