The American travel comparison website Tripadvisor has unveiled its selection from its user reviews of the 25 most beautiful beaches in the Old Continent. If you are still hesitating about the ideal destination for your escape, here are the first 15 beaches of the ranking.
This summer, many French people are planning to leave the country to go to the most beautiful destinations in Europe. According to the 2021 ranking of the most popular European cities by the specialized website Best Destinations in Europe, the city of Braga in Portugal is the most coveted destination.
The study, conducted in more than 190 countries and with hundreds of thousands of voters, places the city of Rome, Italy, in second place, followed closely by Cavtat, Croatia. The fourth and fifth places in the ranking are occupied by Florence, Italy, and Sibiu în România.
With the introduction of a European “green certificate“, already being tested in France and Malta since May 10, and which should be officially launched in June, French citizens should be able to move freely by presenting their QR code. Indeed, this health passport is presented in the form of a QR code, which will be scanned and will inform the vaccination certificate of its holder, or will allow it to display its negative PCR test, thus avoiding tests in airports or quarantines imposed.
One of the criteria favored by tourists this summer? The opportunity to enjoy a vacation in the sun, near the sea. After a year marked by the health crisis, it is important for travelers to be able to relax in this seaside setting, on these endless stretches of white sand. For the occasion, let’s go back to the 15 most beautiful beaches in Europe.
15. Sotavento Beach, in Fuerteventura, Spain
This remarkably clean beach extends endlessly. Noise is absent in this popular place for scuba divers, but also for nudists.
14. Reynisfjara Beach, in Iceland
Spelunkers and photographers will find shoes to fit their feet on this beach. Borrowed from a geological soul without appeal, the black sand beach remains famous for its “mountain in the sea”: the Reynisfjall! The powerful waves surrounding this beauty nevertheless make this place as beautiful as it is dangerous for swimmers!
13. Sarakiniko Beach, in Milos, Greece
On the island of Milos, here is the biggest attraction: Sarakiniko, which reflects a beautiful white sand, a consequence of the erosion of the volcanic rock by the waves of the Aegean Sea. How to resist a jump from the top of the rocks into these deep waters ?
12. Ses Illetes Beach, in Formentara, Spain
A real postcard: turquoise waters, white sand and boats at times, this natural domain remains very popular and very frequented by summer time: the first arrived will be the first served !
11. Fellsfjara Beach, Iceland
Iceland is full of incredible landscapes, and here is one that does not escape the rule: a volcanic beach in the south of the country where the high seas wash the icebergs, similar to diamonds, hence its nickname of Diamond Beach.
10. Porthminster Beach, England
England also enters the ranking, for its family beach offering an incredible view on the Godrevy lighthouse. Take the time between two swims to enjoy the 18-hole mini-golf course a few meters from the sand.
9. Kleftiko Beach, on the island of Milos, Greece
Accessible by boat, this place of swimming and diving highlights grandiose cliffs and hills that will make your camera happy.
8. Santa Giulia, in Corsica
France also hides nuggets that are popular with Europeans. A haven of peace on miles of white sand and shallow waters, granting relaxation and calm.
7. Elafonissi Beach, in Crete
This island hides multiple stories of pirates and shipwrecks, but inspires relaxation, and remains a natural wealth for all fans of fauna and flora.
6. The lagoon of Balos in Crete, Greece
No waves on the horizon, come and swim in the clear and calm waters of the lagoon and admire the high landscapes that border the beach of Balos.
5. Bournemouth Beach, England
Back to the Queen’s country, on this tourist beach and not lacking in infrastructure: access to the coast is even provided by elevators, arranged in the rocks !
4. La Concha Beach, in San Sebastian, Spain
Sporty friends, you will find your happiness at the Concha Beach: swimming, kayaking or jogging to the Peine del Viento sculptures. And for the less courageous, the many bars on the esplanade will come to refresh you from the hot sun.
3. Praia da Falésia, in Portugal
On 6 kilometers of sand, the cliffs, once red and once white, are a feast for the eyes of the tourists, but also for the Portuguese as soon as it is a question of taking a dip during a relaxing break.
2. Playa de Cofete, in Fuerteventura, Spain
Fuerteventura is definitely the landmark of beautiful beaches on the Spanish coast. This white sandy beach will make you dream during a guided tour by Jeep. The program: sand, sun and water, all sober.
1. Spiaggia dei conigli, on the island of Lampedusa, Italy
Number one in the hearts of TripAdivsor users, this true Sicilian wonder is home to warm and crystal clear water where fish appear from time to time to reinforce this heavenly impression. The Rabbit Beach will certainly be THE destination this summer.
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