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The Most Breathtaking and Dreamy Beaches in Europe

White sand as far as the eye can see, palm trees, rocks, and the turquoise sea - the beaches of the world are as spectacular as they are breathtaking. These 5 have been named the most beautiful in Europe by TripAdvisor.

February 17, 2023

Spiaggia dei Conigli

Where: Lampedusa e Linosa, 92010 Agrigento, Italy

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The Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, located between Tunisia and Sicily, is known for its brute rock formations on the water. Therefore, the beaches on this spot offer everything that makes a day at the sea so spectacular. Particulary the Spiaggia dei Conigli, also called Rabbit Beach, is just stunning. The beach is located in a small bay, lined by gray-brown cliffs with Mediterranean vegetation. Only a 20-minute walk through the terrain will take you to this secluded, secret spot. The shallow water in the bay is crystal clear and shimmers in turquoise and green when viewed from a distance. The bay allows a magnificent view of the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea. Here you almost feel like you are in the Caribbean without having to spend hours on a place. It is for good reason that TripAdvisor has named Spiaggia dei Conigli the most beautiful beach in Europe.

Falésia Beach

Where: Praia da Falésia, Aldeia da Falésia, 8200-593 Albufeira, Portugal

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Six kilometers long, it is probably the best-known and largest beach in Portugal. Praia da Falesia, located west of Faro and south of Albufeira, is part of the small fishing village of Olhos de Agua and it is especially popular with surfers and recreationists. Red, furrowed cliffs covered with pine trees meet white and golden fields of sand which gently merge into the green and blue sea. Heaven on earth! And although Falesia Beach is so sought after, thanks to its size, it offers secluded spots everywhere to sunbathe and unwind.

Playa de Muro

Where: Carrer de la Ginesta, 9-1, 07400 Alcúdia, Islas Baleares, Mallorca, Spain

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The water is crystal clear and shallow, the sand under your feet white as powdered sugar: when the sun touches on Playa de Muro, you feel like you're in paradise. The famous beach on the north coast of Mallorca is ever inspiring - and the close proximity to the city of Alcúdia is fantastic, too. A particular highlight of the beach, which is reminiscent of the Caribbean, is the long jetty that leads across the turquoise water and offers a wide view of the huge bay. The promenade is also wonderful, inviting you to take a walk and offering culinary surprises. Here you can indulge in delicious delicacies and drinks after sunbathing until late in the evening. 

Nissi Beach

Where: Agia Napa, Cyprus

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If you're looking for a spectacular photo spot in Cyprus, Nissi Beach is definitely the place to be. A narrow sandbank connects the large city beach with its many sunbeds and umbrellas with the offshore rocky island of Ayia Napa, thus dividing the turquoise water into two halves. Those who feel comfortable among people stay on the main beach, those who want to relax in peace and quiet can retreat to the small island without easily on foot. This is a special experience, especially popular with young water lovers. Thanks to various water sports offers, everyone gets their money's worth here.

Balos Lagoon

Where: Kissamos, Greece

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Balos Lagoon on the Greek island of Crete offers a similar breathtaking spectacle as Nissi Beach - only bigger, and more expensive. For a visit here there is an entrance fee of one euro, which is spent on the maintenance of the area. And this paradise is so worth it! The beach can only be reached via an unprepared coastal road and stairs, however the stony path is worth it and offers a dreamlike view once you reach your destination. From the island mainland, a wide, rugged sand carpet leads to the Tigani peninsula. The water in the lagoon is turquoise and blue, super clear, and shallow - the perfect place for a splashing adventure with the whole family. Or how about a boat trip on the calm waters? A real highlight, for which you should plan a whole day. And don't be alarmed: Balos Lagoon is very popular and often overcrowded.


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