Are you ready to discover the most beautiful beaches in Europe? That beautiful shades of sparkly turquoise water and white sandy beaches will make you want to go right now to get some vitamin sea. They are perfect for relaxing, walking or even partying.

Punta Rata beach in Brela, Croatia

It is a famous beach and it is Blue Flag awarded as a symbol of purity and quality. Named the "Most beautiful beach in Europe" by Forbes a few years ago, the beach has pebbles, instead of sand and the sea is green – turquoise. When the weather is too hot you can retreat under the pine trees that reach up to the beach. Kamen Brela rock is a symbol for Brela and here you can do snorkelling, diving.

Butterfly Valley in Fethiye, Turkey

Located at the foothills of Babadag, the beach is surrounded by cliffs that reach heights up to 350 meters. You could name it a jewel of nature and still it couldn't make justice. Its name comes from the exotic species of butterflies flying through the canyon. Butterfly Valley is a relaxing and peaceful place, totally away from the bustle of civilisation.

Cala Goloritze in Sardinia, Italy

It is one of the most photogenic Sardinian beach of its kind and it is included in the UNESCO patrimony since 1995. The beach offers you a lot of possibilities like snorkelling, cliff jumping, caving and exploring its beautiful local fauna and flora. The interesting thing is the fact the coast near the beach is completely closed to traffic of motorboats to preserve the beach from pollution and from the assault of tourists.

Dona Ana Beach, Lagos Portugal

Famous for its yellow sand, boundless ocean and rocks to guard this heavenly place continuously. Praia da Dona Ana is often referred to one the best beach in Algarve and it has been labelled by Conde Nast Traveller magazine (2013) "the best beach in the world". What more do you want to convince you? The contrast between the azure water and the reddish sandstone cliffs gives the beach a unique aspect.

Gura Portiţei, Romania

It is a wild place, documented on maps since 1710. The strip of sand that lies between the Black Sea and the Goloviţa Lake in Danube Delta is turned into a resort. The place is perfect for those who want to discover a beautiful virgin coastal area of Romania. Being on every list of places you should visit in Romania, Gura Portiţei has a wild charm giving you the best opportunity to relax and enjoy your holiday in Romania.  

Marasusa Beach in Tropea, Italy

Located near the town of Tropea, in Calabria, Marasusa Beach is far enough from the town to ensure peace and privacy. Above all it is located in one of the less-touristy Italian destinations. The landscape is one of the kind, created by small beaches hidden among the rocks.

Myrtos beach on Kefalonia, Greece

Myrtos Beach was recently voted 5th in the ranking of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its charming aspect is due to its white marble pebbles and its turquoise water. The colourful umbrellas, warm sea water and green mountains create this wild landscape.

Palombaggia Beach, Corsica

Palombaggia is the loveliest beach on Corsica and one of the most spectacular in Europe. Situated in a protected natural area, the beach is cleaned every day and is the perfect place to spend a vacation as you dreamed. The umbrella – shaped pins offers not only a picturesque imagine but also an efficient source of shade during the hottest times of the day. After a day in the sun cool down in the water or hire a speedboat and explore this magical coast.

Corbu Beach, Romania

Corbu Beach is the most recent arranged beach on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea, located near the famous resorts of Mamaia and Năvodari to South and the Danube Delta Reservation to the North. It is a wild and virgin beach, with fine sand mixed with shells and a clean, crystal clear water. It is preferred by tourists who search for an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation without music speakers, clubs and beach parties. Here, the only sound you hear is the one from the waves.

Beach of the Cathedrals In Galicia, Spain

Being declared a Natural Monument by the regional Ministry for the Environment of the Xunta de Galicia, Playa de la Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach) is a magnificent example of nature's raw power in action. The rocks were carved on the waterfront in time, creating formations that seem man-made. At low tide, visitors can stroll on the beach and admire the cliffs.

Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

Called by some tourists as one of "the best-kept secrets of the Mediterranean", Playa de Ses Illetes is the most peaceful part of this long beach and a great place to dive or simply to enjoy the waves and sun. This beautiful beach is characterised by the fact of not being very big, it has fine-grained white sand, very gentle slope.

Rabbit Beach Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily, Italy

Rabbit Beach Lampedusa is famous for its gold sand, its turquoise blue, clean and very hot water, usually quiet without waves. It is particularly popular with those who love to do snorkeling because of the large variety of fish. In 2013, Rabbit Beach Lampedusa received the Travelers’ Choice from TripAdvisor.

Nissi Beach Ayia Napa Cyprus

Nissi Beach is the quieter area of Ayia Napa, one of the most popular destinations for Cyprus holidays. It is a great beach, wide with white and very smooth sand. The water has lots of shades of blue.

Sveti Stefan Island beach in Montenegro

Famous for its pink sand, Sveti Stefan is a unique place not only at Montenegro or Budva's Riviera but in the whole Mediterranean. What makes the place so attractive is the old fort on the island connected to the mainland by a narrow spit of land, where you can find on the side a rocky beach and a bay full of white yachts.

West Wittering Beach, Sussex, UK

West Wittering is a small village and civil parish offering a photogenic beach with small colourful wooden houses. It has a large and unspoilt sandy beach with excellent views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs. It is particularly popular with windsurfers.

Zlatni Rat, Croatia

Zlatni Rat is considered a natural monument. The shape of this beach changes with the wind and water current. In the southern part of the beach is a hot water current and in the northern part is a cold water current.

Published by Andreea Sauciuc