Global Beach Hop: Best Beach Stops in Europe
Spending a summer in Europe is on almost everyone’s wish-list. The coveted lifestyle, picturesque scenery, and beautiful people are just a few of the reasons why Europe is the place to be in the summer.
Flying from one country to another is affordable, easy, and highly encouraged, helping you tick multiple boxes off your list and leaving you with stories and experiences that will be hard to top. If making your way there this summer, make a beach stop. While Greece, Formentera, and Sardinia are popular beach destinations, discover the sunny side of England, Scotland and even Iceland.
Sandwood Bay, Sutherland, Scotland
Although Sandwood Bay is the most remote beach on mainland Britain, the four-mile hike to get there is totally worth it. Pink-hued sands, silver-blue seas, imposing cliffs, a huge sea stack and a limpid blue loch behind wild dunes all combine to confirm that Britain does indeed have wilderness of the highest quality.
Vik Beach, Vick, Iceland
Famous for its black sand and non-tropical beauty, this beach on the village of Vik is just east of the cape of Dyrholaey. Not far from there, the imposing silhouette of Myrdalsjokull (the glacier on top of the Katla volcano) dominates the landscape. Around Vik there are a number of hills to hike and walk. Vik’s nature is exuberant and a great example that beaches are only only for tanning.
Es Pujols, Formentera, Spain
The beach at Es Pujols is made up of two white-sand crescents and turquoise waters so shallow they reach tropical temperatures in summer. Facilities are simple, but there’s everything you might need – watersports, a few beach bars, plus sunloungers and palapas. Elsewhere, the Trucador peninsula stretches northwards from the town. It’s anything but dolled to the nines. What you get is a long finger of clutter-free sands, divided in to a chain of natural white beaches.
Marasusa, Tropea, Italy
The village of Marasusa is set in an idyllic position overlooking the beautiful coastal town of Tropea in Calabria, Southern Italy. Comparable in beauty and size to Sicilian beaches, Tropea boasts a rich historical past still visible throughout its beaches. Even better, there are regular flights from England and major destinations throughout Europe non-stop.
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily
The Scala dei Turchi (Italian for “Stairs of the Turks”) is a brilliantly white limestone cliff, sculpted like a staircase, on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, in southern Sicily. The bluff lies between two sandy beaches, and can be easily reached through a limestone rock where the wind and rain through the centuries have worn away at its extensive steps.
Jaz Beach, Budva, Montenegro
While known for being a busy, lounge lined beach, Jaz Beach’s blue waters and broad sands are spectacular. We believe it’s a great idea to check out Montenegro instead of more traditional tourist destinations.
Voutoumi, Antipaxos, Greece
You can’t think of Greece without thinking of Ionian islands. Voutoumi provides just the right of amount of Greek Island bliss, offering turquoise waters, white sand, and laidback taverna and villa options. Surrounded by cliffs and can easily be reached by sea taxis.