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EASY BREEZY BEACH BREAKS

When it comes to a beach holiday, Europe does it best. From luxury resorts near the city, to costal hideaways slightly further afield, there’s no shortage of places to go. So, whether you’re after an action-packed Mediterranean adventure, or you just want an uninterrupted snooze in the sun, there’s something in Europe to suit you perfectly. 

European beach holidays are all about great food, great weather and jaw-dropping scenery. Whether it’s waking up to an alfresco breakfast of fresh fruit and ice coffee, or ending the day with an ice-cold beer as you watch the sunset from your hotel balcony, sometimes it’s the details that make it truly amazing. 

What you get up to during the day is totally up to you. If you want to add some historical sightseeing into your holiday, you might fancy one of the Greek Islands such as Corfu or Crete. Or, if you like the sound of catching sea views from the comfort of a luxury cruise, Portugal’s Algarve might be your ideal destination. For a feast of natural beauty, discover the dramatic volcanic scenery and golden sands of Tenerife or Lanzarote. Or, see how 16th-century architecture and costal views collide over in Dubrovnik.

Whatever takes your fancy, there’s a European beach holiday for you. Take a look at our top destinations or get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists to start planning your tailor-made getaway.

Corfu

Crete

Tenerife

Algarve

Corfu, Greece

When it comes to beach holidays in Europe, Corfu is a well-established favourite. With its incredible coastline, picturesque villages and ample sunshine all year round, it’s a fantastic destination for anyone in need of some warm weather and relaxation.
A visit to Paleokastritsa Beach on Corfu’s western coast is definitely worth a spot on your itinerary. The fine sands are perfect for a midday snooze in the sun, whilst the nearby harbour serves as a starting point for a number of island-hopping expeditions. Or, for a more secluded beach option, make your way over to the northern coast to see the dramatic rock formations at Sidari Canal d’Amour beach. 

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If you fancy a break from the beach, you can wander the cobbled streets of the old town, discovering the island’s ancient fortress and palace. Alternatively, Corfu has some great produce markets where you can sample black olives from hillside vineyards, or marmalade made with locally-grown oranges.

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Crete, Greece

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Crete’s fascinating history, friendly atmosphere and spectacular scenery are what make it a bucket-list destination.
When it comes to the best costal spots in Crete, an obvious choice is Vai Beach. With its golden sands and palm-tree-studded backdrop, here you can get a real flavour for the islands natural beauty. And, if you’re more of an active beach-goer, Vai Beach offers a range of water activities such as banana boating, kayaking, wakeboarding and jet-skiing. 

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If you’re looking for a beach destination that’s a little quieter, it’s worth heading over to West Crete. You can take your pick from photo-worthy spots such as Falasarna or Agii Apostoli. Or, for something completely unique, wade through shallow waters to reach the pink coral sands of Elafonissi Beach.

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Tenerife, Spain

Known for its energetic atmosphere and dramatic volcanic landscape, Tenerife holidays are all about rest and relaxation. And, thanks its vibrant carnivals and range of activities on offer throughout the island, there’s always something to do. 
The capital city of Santa Cruz is Tenerife’s liveliest location. In the evenings you can head down to the central harbour and take your pick from the many restaurants and bars offering live music and dancing. During the day, you can take a stroll past the sleek modern architecture of the famous Auditorio, or head to the nearby Playa de las Teresitas for a day of sunbathing beneath the Anaga Mountains.

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If you’re after some time away from the city, head to the small fishing village of Guia de Isora. The beaches here are famous for their volcanic black sands and sheltered rocky coves. Alcalá beach is great if you want to find some secluded swimming spots, or visit Abama Beach for wide stretches of golden sand.

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Algarve, Portugal

With plenty of beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a holiday spot in the Algarve.
You might want to start your trip by visiting the city of Portimao. Spend your day strolling through the romantic old quarter and take the time to try some traditional Pastel de Nata from the local market. Or, if you prefer savoury to sweet, head to the busting marina, where you’ll find some of the freshest seafood Portugal has to offer. The city’s nearest beach is Praia da Rocha. Overlooked by the orange limestone cliff face, this spacious sandy spot is popular among both locals and tourists alike.

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Another great beach option is Praia de Vilamoura. Here, you can catch one of the many day cruises on offer for an action-packed day of paddle-boarding or parasailing. If you’d rather a more relaxing excursion, scenic boat tours are also available. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze along with a glass of crisp white wine as you explore more of the Algarve’s brilliant coastline.

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Corfu

Corfu, Greece

When it comes to beach holidays in Europe, Corfu is a well-established favourite. With its incredible coastline, picturesque villages and ample sunshine all year round, it’s a fantastic destination for anyone in need of some warm weather and relaxation.
A visit to Paleokastritsa Beach on Corfu’s western coast is definitely worth a spot on your itinerary. The fine sands are perfect for a midday snooze in the sun, whilst the nearby harbour serves as a starting point for a number of island-hopping expeditions. Or, for a more secluded beach option, make your way over to the northern coast to see the dramatic rock formations at Sidari Canal d’Amour beach. 

Show More
Show Less

If you fancy a break from the beach, you can wander the cobbled streets of the old town, discovering the island’s ancient fortress and palace. Alternatively, Corfu has some great produce markets where you can sample black olives from hillside vineyards, or marmalade made with locally-grown oranges.

Show More
Show Less

Crete

Crete, Greece

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Crete’s fascinating history, friendly atmosphere and spectacular scenery are what make it a bucket-list destination.
When it comes to the best costal spots in Crete, an obvious choice is Vai Beach. With its golden sands and palm-tree-studded backdrop, here you can get a real flavour for the islands natural beauty. And, if you’re more of an active beach-goer, Vai Beach offers a range of water activities such as banana boating, kayaking, wakeboarding and jet-skiing. 

Show More
Show Less

If you’re looking for a beach destination that’s a little quieter, it’s worth heading over to West Crete. You can take your pick from photo-worthy spots such as Falasarna or Agii Apostoli. Or, for something completely unique, wade through shallow waters to reach the pink coral sands of Elafonissi Beach.

Show More
Show Less

Tenerife

Tenerife, Spain

Known for its energetic atmosphere and dramatic volcanic landscape, Tenerife holidays are all about rest and relaxation. And, thanks its vibrant carnivals and range of activities on offer throughout the island, there’s always something to do. 
The capital city of Santa Cruz is Tenerife’s liveliest location. In the evenings you can head down to the central harbour and take your pick from the many restaurants and bars offering live music and dancing. During the day, you can take a stroll past the sleek modern architecture of the famous Auditorio, or head to the nearby Playa de las Teresitas for a day of sunbathing beneath the Anaga Mountains.

Show More
Show Less

If you’re after some time away from the city, head to the small fishing village of Guia de Isora. The beaches here are famous for their volcanic black sands and sheltered rocky coves. Alcalá beach is great if you want to find some secluded swimming spots, or visit Abama Beach for wide stretches of golden sand.

Show More
Show Less

Algarve

Algarve, Portugal

With plenty of beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a holiday spot in the Algarve.
You might want to start your trip by visiting the city of Portimao. Spend your day strolling through the romantic old quarter and take the time to try some traditional Pastel de Nata from the local market. Or, if you prefer savoury to sweet, head to the busting marina, where you’ll find some of the freshest seafood Portugal has to offer. The city’s nearest beach is Praia da Rocha. Overlooked by the orange limestone cliff face, this spacious sandy spot is popular among both locals and tourists alike.

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Another great beach option is Praia de Vilamoura. Here, you can catch one of the many day cruises on offer for an action-packed day of paddle-boarding or parasailing. If you’d rather a more relaxing excursion, scenic boat tours are also available. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze along with a glass of crisp white wine as you explore more of the Algarve’s brilliant coastline.

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