It seems that it doesn’t matter whether you live in a hot or cold country – we all want to travel and see different parts of the world, even if we have our own little paradise right on our doorstep.

It’s all about variation, seeing new things, and learning about different cultures. The human being is naturally curious, and our craving for travelling is stronger now than ever before.

There are so many amazing places to visit on this planet – some more well-known than others – but where do we start? According to TripAdvisor, the following are the most popular beach destinations in Europe. Will you be visiting any of them this summer?

  1. La Concha Beach – San Sebastian, Spain

The small city of San Sebastian has the best beach in Europe according to TripAdvisor. On top of being breathtakingly beautiful, it’s also located right by a very elegant town with historic architecture which can boast about having more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere else in the world. So if you appreciate a top class meal this is definitely the perfect holiday destination for you.


  1. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece

With sand slightly tinted pink, combined with a perfect turquoise lagoon, it’s no wonder that this beach is called Crete’s most stunning one.


  1. La Cote de Basques – Biarritz, France

It’s been Europe’s surfing paradise since 1957, and is regularly playing host to both royals and movie stars. A magnificent long stretch framed by unkept and wild cliffs.


  1. Fig Tree Bay – Protaras, Cyrpus

Fig Tree Bay manages to blend an informal and relaxed atmosphere with an elegant but edgy styling. Nearby hotels pride themselves with design-led colours and eclectic paintings.


  1. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy

Last but not least is Spiaggia dei Conigli, which is located between Sicily and Libya. It’s has a rugged coastline that is a sight for sore eyes, and with its African influences it’s like a hidden gem in the heart of the Mediterranean.