Europe’s Best Beaches – The Best Beaches in Europe

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A beautiful beach on the island of Santorini, Greece

A beautiful beach on the island of Santorini, Greece

There is nothing like a long stretch of powdery fine sand, bright shiny sun, and crystal clear water to cure any heartache. Even doctors prescribe a considerable period of time by the sea to strengthen the physically troubled.

When talk of beaches comes up, the most common destinations are the islands in the South Pacific or the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. While Europe does have its own share of beaches, it really is not the first location that comes to many minds when beaches are mentioned. However, some of the finest beaches in the world can actually be found in the continent! Here are some of the best beaches in Europe.

Gerakas Beach, Greece
I think that the best beaches in Europe are to be found in Greece. I am sure that that statement will be contested, but hey, go see for yourself! Gerakas Beach is perfect for an idyllic stay at the beach: clean sand and water and plenty of sun. Watersports are not encouraged simply because it is a site for sea turtle nesting – another wonderful thing about this beach.

Everyone knows about Biarritz. If you are the type who needs more than the sand and water to have fun, then this is THE beach for you. There are six main beaches in this area, and all of them have something to offer every taste and preference. From parties to surfing competitions – Biarritz has them.

Algarve, Portugal
Portugal is another European country that is rife with beaches. While there are actually a lot of choices in the country, the most popular is the Algarve. If you plan on actually getting in the water, make sure that you are a reasonably good swimmer as the beaches here have relatively strong tides and currents.

These are only some of the potential destinations in Europe for the sea and sand. The next time you feel the urge to go to the beach, do not discount Europe – it has more to offer than you may think!

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