The 10 best beaches in Europe you CANNOT miss [2021]

Nautical Channel
15 Sep 2021
NEWS | Other

Summer is leaving us, but the sunlight still invites us to spend our weekends or holidays by the beach. Are you looking for a dream beach to spend the rest of your holidays? Come relax on the fine sand of Cala Pregonda in Menorca, breathe the clean air on Nugal beach in Croatia or treat yourself to a romantic getaway on Positano in Italy. 

The best beaches in France, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Italy and even the UK are waiting for you! Come discover them with us on Nautical Channel.

Beaches in Croatia

nugal beach

Nugal Beach

Travellers around the world have voted Nugal beach (a partly nudist beach) as one of their favourite beaches in Europe. Nugal beach is located on the Makarska Riviera, and it can be ranked as one of the best secret beaches of Europe. It takes adventurers around 30 minutes to walk through the surrounding woods before reaching this spot. 

This beach has a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you bring your swimsuit with you or not is your choice. You might like: Watching Sail-Ho or Safe Harbor to find out more about Croatia’s nautical spots. 

pasjaca beach the secret beach in Croatia

Pasjaca Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches of Europe is located in the region of Konavle, 10 minutes from Cavtat and 30 minutes from the famous city of Dubrovnik. Nested at the cliff’s foot, a tunnel was created in 1955 from the fields upstream to the sea. In a few years, the sea transformed the remaining rocks into sand. 

What can you do around the area? You can do some shopping in the town of Popovici (get some sandwiches, water, sunscreen…) before heading towards the beach. The beach is perfect for those who enjoy nature and quietness, and you can access the beach via a small path through the rocks. 

We recommend you find your way through an app or GPS as it is hard to find. Then, a wooden sign will show you the way down the beach. You can park your car in the free car park and walk straight to the most beautiful beach in Europe. Also, don’t forget to visit Cavtat, chosen as one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe by travellers all around the world! 

Beaches in Greece

cape drastis in greece

Cape Drastis

Greece is the perfect destination for those looking for sunny beaches. The island of Corfu is a very good choice for nature, beautiful beaches and hiking. Located to the north of the island, a few kilometres away from the city of Sidari, Cape Drastis is a place of rare beauty. 

We recommend: visiting the beach with your partner or friends as the stony path that gives access to the beach is not within easy reach, making it less recommendable for people with less mobility. Also, if you want more recommendations in Greece, read our article on the 6 best sailing destinations in Greece