5 Beach Holiday Destinations In Europe You Don't Want To Miss

5 Beach Holiday Destinations In Europe You Don't Want To Miss

When it’s time for your annual summer break, it can be hard to decide where to go. If you don’t fancy going on a long plane journey, you should consider heading to Europe for a great beach break. There’re some great places if you want some hot weather and a beautiful beach to relax on for a week or two. Here are five beach holiday destinations in Europe you don’t want to miss.

Balearic Islands

One of the top beach holiday destinations in Europe is the Balearic islands. Millions of people flock there every year to visit popular islands Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza. The islands are less than three hours flight away and provide a perfect summer holiday. They are very popular for beach holidays as there are so many hotels which have private beaches and great pools. They are also very hot from June to September, so expect many tourists. Palma in Majorca is one place which is often rated highly on sites such as Trip Advisor for a great beach holiday.

Canary Islands

Another top beach holiday destination in Europe you don’t want to miss is the Canary Islands. Situated only around a four-hour plane ride from the UK, the islands are known for their beautiful beaches, and great resorts. Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura are top choices in the Canaries. They are warm even in October, so it’s ideal for a late summer’s break. When bookings to the Canary Islands all inclusive, you can expect a great beach holiday with plenty of food and drink to keep you happy!

Greek Islands

A beach holiday destination in Europe you don’t want to miss is the Greek Islands. Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, and Kos are all popular choices for when you want a beautiful beach holiday. You can expect to find great beaches and a lot of history for when you want to explore. The food is also amazing, and you will have plenty to eat and drink here. They only take a few hours on the plane and are hot during the summer months.


Another beach holiday destination in Europe you don’t want to miss is Portugal. It’s got some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Millions of people head to the Algarve in Portugal and stay in popular areas such as Albufeira. There are so many fab hotels you can stay in, or you could rent a villa where you can have fantastic beach views. You can find out more about beach holidays in Portugal here.


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An additional beach holiday destination in Europe you should visit is Turkey. It’s only a few hours on the plane from the UK and offers great beaches and sun during the summer months. There are many great hotels where you can stay and have a great holiday. You should also take a day trip to Butterfly Valley in Turkey. It’s a beautiful beach which is named as one of the best in Europe.
These European destinations are all ideal choices if you are looking for a lovely beach break.

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  1. Anisa
    July 26, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I love the beach so these all sound amazing. I really want to visit Majorca, since I had such a great time when I was in Spain earlier this year.

    • July 26, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Majorca is beautiful, the beaches are fantastic plus it’s got some great architecture! The sunsets in Ibiza are amazing too, some of the most amazing I’ve ever seen 🙂

  2. July 27, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Your story is lovely and it’s nice to meet other couples that love to travel together. My partner and I have travelled to 20 countries together in the 4 years we have known each other and we can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives seeing the world together. The Algarve has definitely been my favourite European beach spot so far, many more to try though!

    • July 27, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Hi Natalie, it’s the best isn’t it? Travelling with your partner is amazing – we love getting away from the daily grind and experiencing new places and culture! The Algarve is stunning – wish I was there now 🙂 happy travels, can’t wait to read about your future adventures!