The beaches of Europe are a prime destination for sun-worshippers and adventurers. The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches – many of which have been spoilt by concrete tower blocks and flocks of tourists. There’s certainly no shortage of beautiful beaches in Europe, but some are simply more beautiful than others. With thousands of miles of pristine coastline, Europe is an extremely popular destination for beach-lovers. There is something for everyone, from the remote, cold rock beaches of Iceland that attract photographers and expert surfers, to the tranquil and picturesque islands of Greece that draw crowds from all over the world.

Seychelles Beach Icaria – Greece

Canal d’Amour Sidari – Greece

Palombaggia Beach Porto-Vecchio – Corsica

Ballota Beach Asturias – Spain

Playa de las Teresitas Tenerife – Spain

Porto Timoni Beach Corfu – Greece

Cala Agulla beach Mallorca – Spain

Moscenicka Draga Beach Croatia

Praia dos Galapinhos – Arrabida Natural Park Setubal – Portugal

Simos Beach Elafonisos Island – Greece

Santa Giulia Beach Corsica

Cala Agulla beach Mallorca – Spain

Pregonda beach Menorca – Spain

Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre – Italy