There are dozens of beautiful beaches in Europe, but we have attempted to highlight the 10 favorites of most European travelers.  There is no real grading criteria; but primarily just based on beauty and those deemed most popular by the crowds.

Cannes, France

Sitting nicely on the French Riviera, Cannes is also known for its annual film festival.Yes, the richest stars in the world love to travel here to the beauty.  Mace beach is one of the more popular beaches in the area.

Santorini, Greece

Perhaps the most picturesque of all the beaches due to the sea of white buildings against the amazing blue ocean.  This beach town looks like a postcard and may be one of the most photographed beach resort towns on the planet.  One of the beaches has red volcano rocks that really stand out at night.


Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a wonderful place to visit and is also known as a party town. We visited the South of France and the South of Spain while visiting Europe in 2005 and had a wonderful time on the beaches.  I met a guy in Barcelona who owns a Yuma Tow Truck company that was celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary.

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Santa Margherita is a popular town for tourists who are visiting the Mediterranean in the summer.  It sits on the Italian Riviera and features a cove for sunbathers and a large pebbled beach.  It is definitely one of the most popular and beautiful beaches around.

Lagos, Portugal

European travelers love the Meia Praia beach in Portugal because of its size and its cleanliness. Due to its enormous size, its also a local favorite because the locals can grab a small piece of real estate and not worry about the beach being taken over by all the vacationers.

Marbella, Spain

Marbella is known as a party destination. It has been known to be a popular spot for traveling celebrities.  It also features beaches that are line with palm trees, Florida like.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is famous for it’s golden sand and amazingly transparent blue water.  The city has many beaches to suit everyone.  There is a beach for families and a beach for parties and even a beach for nudists.  But, they all have beautiful in common.

Ischia, Italy

Ischia is an island near Capri.  It is a volcano island and it is not certain if this volcano is active or note. For that reason, it is actually not usually overcrowded.  Usually people who travel to Italy make this popular beach on a day trip from Naples.

Positano, Italy

Positano is a neat little village on the Riviera with rows and rows of colorful houses.  On the beachfront are more pebbled beaches and plenty of bars and restaurants for the nightlife.  The Marina Grande beach is the most popular beach in this quaint little picturesque town.

Biarritz, France

Bairritz hosts lots of surfers in the summer and is also knows to attract rich clientele throughout the year visiting the local casino Barriere.


Have fun traveling the best beaches in Europe.  Hope to see you there!