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Italy, Calabria, Tropea beach
Tropea is a superb beach town in Calabria, Italy. Canonical view of peninsula with a castle can be seen from the coast, while high cliffs host the picturesque old buildings. So the Old Town is fine, but the beach is even better, - perhaps the best one in Europe. The sand is white and soft, while the water is perfectly clear, - just like in the Maldives. There is a rental of sunbeds, as well as free areas. The place becomes overcrowded in August, so it is better to choose July or September. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (57 votes)

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Greece, Crete island, Balos beach
Balos - the best beach in Crete island (Greece). In fact it is a shallow lagoon with picturesque aerial views. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (553 votes)
Spain, Platja de Ses Illetes beach, aerial view
Platja de Ses Illetes - the best beach in Formentera island. There are lots of people here in the noon. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (185 votes)
Spain, Mallorca, Alcudia beach, palms
Alcudia is a popular family beach in the north-east of Mallorca island in Spain. Near the north pier there is an area with palm trees looking more like the Caribbean. The rest of shore this is a typical Mediterranean beach, but very good one. In August there are a lot of people. The Old Town has many buildings dated from 13th century, as well as Roman ruins. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (186 votes)
Spain, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura island, Sotavento beach, aerial view from north
Sotavento is a perfect surfer beach in Fuerteventura island in the Canary Islands. It is also good for swimming, when it's not windy. There are no trees near the coast, so bring a parasol with you. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (1049 votes)
Italy, Sardinia island, Posada beach activities
Posada is a cozy Italian town in the east of Sardinia island. The city has old castle with tower. Great deserted beach is located nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (270 votes)
France, Corsica island, Palombaggia beach, shallow water
Palombaggia is the most popular beach in Corsica island in France. It is located near the large port town of Porto-Vecchio. Most of the coast is a shallow lagoon, perfect for families with children. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (723 votes)
Spain, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria island, Maspalomas beach, dunes
Maspalomas - best beach in Gran Canaria island. Located near the beautiful sand dunes. Usually it's not many tourists on the beach itself, but there's always someone making a promenade along the shoreline. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (198 votes)
Italy, Roccella Jonica beach, palm groove
Roccella Jonica is a superb beach in the south of Italy - in Calabria region. The coast is washed by the warm Ionian Sea. It is sandy! Including entry into the water. But there are also areas with a pebbly bottom, if you prefer like that. There is also a promenade with palms, as well as authentic Old Town with a castle atop. Everything is slightly destroyed - without modern developement. And the killer feature is a palm grove located 600 meters to the east of railway station, and a lot of coastal trees and bushes further towards the port. If this is not enough for you, what about annual Roccella Jazz Festival in August 12-24? Of course, there are many tourists, but anyway less than in Tuscany. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (30 votes)
Italy, Sardinia, Chia beach, bay
Chia is a group of beaches in the southernmost point of Sardinia island in Italy. There are shallow lagoons with crystal clear water, as well as beautiful high sand dunes. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (752 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Le Castella beach, castle
Le Castella is a medieval castle on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, Italy. There is also small town nearby, as well as several beach areas. The place is spectacular, thus being overcrowded in August. So this is not the best place for a long stay. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (7 votes)
Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife island, Las Teresitas beach, view from the west
Las Teresitas - best beach in Tenerife island. Protected from the open ocean by stone breakwaters. Beach sand was imported from the Sahara desert. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (189 votes)
Spain, Menorca, Cala Macarelleta beach
Cala Macarelleta is the most recognizable beach in Menorca island of Spain. it's quite typical by the Menorca stabdards: small, cozy, secluded and beautiful. 300 meters to the northeast there is also slightly larger beach called Macarella. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (257 votes)
Spain, Mallorca, Magaluf beach
Magaluf is a popular beach not far from Palma - the major city of Mallorca island in Spain. This is one of the most packed resort in the island - with its sunbeds, water activities, promenade and other attributes of the prime destination. However you can always find an uncrowded area - sometimes even under the palm tree. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (315 votes)
Montenegro, Sveti Stefan beach, island
Sveti Stefan is an iconic beach in Montenegro with a stunning view of the luxury island resort. There are two beaches: on the left side there is a public one with paid and free areas, while the right side is dedicated for island's guests. Everywhere there are small pebbles with a smooth entry into the water. Good snorkeling spots are available as well. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (82 votes)
Italy, Sicily, San Vito Lo Capo beach
San Vito Lo Capo is the most popular beach in Sicily island in Italy. The sandy beach is perfect for families. Around the village there are beautiful mountains popular with climbers. August is notable for a huge crowd, which may be depressing surprise for you. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (2051 votes)
Greece, Crete island, Elafonisi beach, shallow water
Elafonisi - popular wild beach in the Crete island. The shallow lagoon is beautiful, but in the summer there are a lot of people here, that spoils the experience. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (671 votes)
Italy, Sicily, Fontane Bianche beach, palms
Fontane Bianche is a beach located 10 km south of legendary Syracuse in the island of Sicily in Italy. The beach is very good with few palm trees, but extremely overcrowded. Nearby there is also ancient Greek city of Syracuse with great historical attractions. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (683 votes)
Spain, Mallorca, Calo Des Moro beach
Calo Des Moro is a small wild beach in the Mallorca island of Spain. The bay is well protected from the wind from all directions, so there are no waves. Due to the poor transport accessibility it's hard to get here. However, this place is wide known, so don't expect any privacy. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (462 votes)
Spain, Formentera, Calo Des Mort beach
Calo Des Mort is the most recognizable beach in Formentera island, Spain. Two old boat boxes make a specific landscape, while the shallow lagoon almost always has a perfectly clear water. It is often can be crowded, so many sunbathers lay on the rocks around the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (107 votes)
Italy, Palmarola, San Silverio beach, water edge
San Silverio is the best beach in the west of Palmarola island in Italy. It is also known as Cala del Porto. The coast is beautiful and comfortable in all respects. There are trees with shadow and restaurants, while the sea is clear with good entry into the water. There is also notable rock, where the former Pope Silverius was killed in 537. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (9 votes)
Italy, Tuscany, Rosignano beach, white sand
Rosignano - beach in Italy with almost Caribbean white sand. The reason for this is soda factory, working since 1914. The only harm from the factory is that water is a little white muddy. This is unique place in Europe with perfect beach and we highly recommended to visit it. Also you can quickly reach (by the regionale trains) beautiful Tuscan towns of Pisa, Lucca and Florence. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (1601 votes)
Italy, Campania, Santa Maria di Castellabate beach
Santa Maria di Castellabate is a beautiful town on the coast of Campania, Italy. The castle-like house with an unusual tower is the main attraction of this place. There are many small bays protected from the open sea by breakwaters. Everything is very nice and cozy, but it's too many people even in the low season. Probably, the reason is a popular 2010 movie Welcome to the South. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (33 votes)
Spain, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura island, Corralejo beach, parasols
Corralejo - beach on the north of Fuerteventura island. Stretches for many miles along the sand dunes of Corralejo National Park. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (455 votes)
Rome, Torre Astura beach
Torre Astura is a great wild beach to the south of Rome, Italy. You can relax right near the ancient castle located over the water. There are even occasional Roman ruins around. Along the coast, there are dunes and a pine forest, belonging to a military polygon. So everything is fenced off, and it is hard to get into the forest. In addition, there is a nuclear power station to the east, thus thrilling some tender visitors. The only downside of this place is a crowd of tourists in August. Fortunately, you can always walk a little to the left or to the right. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (32 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Gizzeria Lido, Hang Loose Beach
Gizzeria Lido is a seaside town in central Calabria, Italy, - near the airport of Lamezia Terme. A little to the north, there is an iconic Hang Loose Beach famous for the International kite surfing competitions. It has a great youth crowd with good music and various activities and animation focused on the sport. However, kitesurfing is also available to the south of the central city beach. The town itself is not remarkable, but still has a good sea. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (43 votes)
Spain, Menorca, Cala en Porter beach
Cala en Porter is one of the best beaches in Menorca island of Spain. The sea is perfectly clear and always calm due to the well protected bay. Shallow water near the shore is good for children, while in the evening there are a lot to do in the cozy town located nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (288 votes)
France, Corsica island, Rondinara beach, aerial view
Rondinara - a nice beach in the south of Corsica. The beach located in a sheltered bay, so there is always calm water. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (174 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Sellia Marina beach
Sellia Marina is a long beach on the Ionian Sea in Calabria, Italy. Most of the coast is wild, though there are also few relatively civilized areas with rental of lounges. So, if you plan to stay here for a long time, it is better to have a car to drive to the shops. In general, this is an excellent place for a relaxing holiday away from the busy cities. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (2 votes)
Italy, Lazio, Sperlonga beach, Old Town
Sperlonga is a popular seaside resort located halfway between Rome and Naples. In the center of the coast, there is a cape with magnificent Old Town, small fortress and marina. It is crowdy everywhere, but at least you may walk a little to the side. The eastern beach gets not so many visitors, but it is also tightly packed with commercial sunbeds during the high season. The city has a rich club and night life, as well as many interesting historical buildings. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (38 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Capo Vaticano beach
Capo Vaticano is a popular coastal area in Calabria, Italy. There are three beaches within a walking distance from each other. Praia Focu is a beautiful secluded cove in the rocks to the north. Grotticelle is the famous beach of Calabria attracting a lot of visitors to Capo Vaticano. In fact, it is not better than other beaches nearby, but small and overcrowded. Santa Maria is similar to Grotticelle, but much longer, and is the most comfortable. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (46 votes)
Italy, Apulia, Padula Bianca beach, white sand
Padula Bianca is a superb beach in the east of Ionian coast, Apulia, Italy. White sand shallows with clear water are great for younger children. While in the background, there are spectacular sand dunes with a pine forest. There are no many free areas, and these are overcrowded. However, it's not so many people, if you move to the south. There is also aquapark, located further to the south. Unlike most other popular beaches of Apulia, it is very clean here. There is also home reef with some snorkeling. It is best to avoid a high season in July-August. As for the rest of time, almost the entire coastline will belong to you only. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (5 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Roseto Capo Spulico beach, castle
Marina Roseto Capo Spulico (Borgata Marina) is a beach with a castle (Castello Federiciano, entrance 3 euros) in Calabria, Italy. There is an excellent restaurant in the castle, but, unfortunately, overpriced. Both the beach and the sea are beautiful, the water is clear, and there are even a few convenient breakwaters. However, the stony coast is uncomfortable for walking barefoot - especially for the younger children. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (10 votes)
Italy, Amalfi, Baia di Ieranto beach
Baia di Ieranto is the westernmost beach of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. It is a small cove with perfectly clear water. The sea is almost always calm, so it's good to snorkel on the rocks. The coast is wild - without bars or sunbeds rental. So it is necessary to bring water and some tent, or at least a hat. The trek to the beach is scenic and is a notable attraction itself. In the high season, the place becomes busy enough, so it's better to come early or vice versa in the afternoon. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (17 votes)
Italy, Sardinia, Villasimius beach
Villasimius is a popular beach area in the south of Sardinia island in Italy. There are several excellent beaches, but the most famous one is Notteri beach with the sandspit between the open sea and inner lagoon. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (415 votes)
Spain, Ibiza, Cala Conta beach
Cala Conta is a beach on the west of Ibiza island, Spain. In the past it was the wild coast, but now it has got a cafe convenient to meet the sunset. The beach is pretty, but very overcrowded in the summer half of the year. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (68 votes)
Azores, Sao Miguel, Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
Vila Franca is an unusual beach in the crater of an old volcano, located on a tiny islet near the Sao Miguel island, Azores. The water is shallow with a stony bottom. There is also a small sandy area good for smaller children. So in a contrast to most of Atlantic, the water is warm, and there are no waves. The islet has toilet room and lifeguards. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (327 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Gabella Grande beach
Gabella Grande is a seaside resort near Crotone in Calabria, Italy. To the north of the railway station, there is a great miles long beach - mostly completely secluded. On the other hand, there are agricultural fields and boring fishing villages to the south. The most famous beach clubs are Lido Katia and Gabella Pineta, but not limited to the listed. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (4 votes)
Spain, Mallorca, Formentor beach
Formentor is a beach in the north of Mallorca island, Spain. The shore is green with large trees. There are few relatively wild areas, as well as areas with sunbeds and other amenities. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (111 votes)
Cyprus, Nissi beach, aerial view to sandbank
Nissi - the best beach in Cyprus, famous for the sand spit. It is always a lot of people on the beach in high season. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (228 votes)
Italy, Sicily, Cefalu beach, mountain
Cefalu is a beautiful old town to the east of Palermo at the island of Sicily in Italy. The beach is nice but completely packed with holiday makers. Cefalu mountain has a good view to the shore, and this is the only place in town where you can relax from the crowd. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (443 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Cropani beach
Cropani is a laid back beach in Calabria, Southern Italy. There are occasional settlements in the west end of the coast, while the east end is a wild area with high trees and sand dunes. This is a secluded place without crowds of tourists, but still with some amenities. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (2 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Montepaone Lido beach
Montepaone Lido is a great beach on the Ionian Coast of Calabria, Italy. There are enough of tourist amenities, but on the other hand, it's not so crowded as neighboring Soverato. Hills come to the water edge in the north end of the coast. In addition, excellent mountain trekking is possible, though this is usually not advertised. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (13 votes)
Spain, Menorca, Cala Mitjaneta beach
Cala Mitjaneta is a tiny wild beach in the island of Menorca, Spain. Rocks are close to the water, and the narrow strip of sand completely comes under water during the high tide. There is also larger Cala Mitjana beach nearby - unfortunately very overcrowded. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (64 votes)
Italy, Lamezia Terme, Pizzo beach
Pizzo is a seaside resort in Central Calabria, Italy, being the nearest one to the south from Lamezia Terme airport. The Old Town area is beautiful - quite like the famous Amalfi coast, and the beaches here are much better and less crowded. In addition, miles long flat coast comes to the north - with occasional artificial bays protected from waves by the breakwaters. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (40 votes)
Spain, Mallorca, Cala Mondrago beach
Mondrago are the two small beaches on the island of Mallorca in Spain. Between the beaches there is a pathway 200 meters long. The place is beautiful, but very popular thus being overcrowded in the high season. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (67 votes)
Italy, Lampedusa, Rabbit beach
Rabbit is the best beach in Lampedusa island in Italy. Despite many regards, this is quite a usual beach even by European standards. And unfortunately all other Lampedusa beaches are even worse. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (264 votes)
Italy, Campania, Baia Arena beach
Baia Arena is a great beach in the south of Campania, Italy. Along the coast, there are sand dunes with an old tower, while beautiful hills can be seen around. There is a small town of Ogliastro in the west, while wild beautiful beach heads to the east. During the summer time, local authorities organize regular cleanups of the area. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (7 votes)
Italy, Calabria, Vibo Marina beach
Vibo Marina is a city beach in Calabria, Italy. There is a port in the east end, but it doesn't affect the holidaymakers. The water is clean and clear with the superb fine sand. There are areas with breakwaters, as well as areas faced to the open sea. In addition, it is shallow in most cases, thus giving great opportunities for families with children. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (10 votes)
Portugal, Algarve, Marinha beach, view from top
Marinha - is the most famous beach in Portugal. Magic shaped rocks, white sand and clear water make a unique atmosphere. Surprisingly there is no a lot of people. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (637 votes)
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greece:
Mylopotamos Beach is the best on on the mainland Greece, I've ever seen. Sithonia peninsula has als…

briatico:
Briatico town has a lot of migrants. Of course, they should be placed somewhere. But when you pay y…

montenegro:
Rooms' rates has grown up. Foods' prices in supermarkets are the same.

croatia:
Baska town has also good beach. It is on Krk island.

france:
In Cannes, look for the block of Le Suquet. For example in Google Maps: Cannes Le Suquet

madeira:
Madeira in winter. Any hints? I know about heater / air conditioner in room. What else?

malta:
I've seen Captain Morgan Cruises running in January. You may also think about buses.

tuscany:
As for me Tuscany is not good for beaches, as it is overcrowded and overpriced. You'd better think …

spain:
Mirador del Estrecho is a great viewpoint. You will see both the strait, as well as Mount Mousa in …

azores:
Fantastic beaches at Vila Franca

cyprus:
Don't forget that Famagusta is in the Northern Cyprus. The best is to cross the border in Nicosia a…

portugal:
Hotels are much cheaper in Sagres.

italy:
Gubbio, Assisi
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