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Are you looking for a honeymoon idea in Europe? There is nothing quite like an idyllic beach for a honeymoon in some of the hottest beaches in Europe. A place to laze, take in the atmosphere and just let time pass you by, and we have put together a list of some of the best honeymoon beaches in Europe in this travel guide. These top beach destinations in Europe are beautiful and inspiring whether your travel solo in Europe or in honeymoon, ideal for writing your memoirs or just dreamy letters home. For now, though do not worry about that, read our travel blog and just start picturing yourself on these good beach destinations in Europe.

1. Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is one of the most famous wedding destinations in Spain for its natural landscapes, but above all for the high quality of its beaches. On this Spanish island you will find all kinds of coastline, both for lovers of nature in its purest state, for those who like water sports or those who want to rest quietly and spend a day with the family.

Some of the most recommended beaches in your visit to Tenerife are for example the Playa de Benijo, one of the most unique landscapes of the island that is located in the town of Taganana and where you will surely fall in love with its views; the Playa de la Arena, in Tacoronte, a coast of black sand highly recommended to visit with the family or Playa del Socorro, in Los Realejos, which is characterized by being perfect for surfing in Spain, but also perfect for those who want to rest.

Playa de Jardín or San Marcos Beach is of volcanic origin with its unique black sand, in addition to its beautiful natural landscapes. You cannot miss the opportunity to practice water sports such as windsurfing or the south on coasts such as El Cabezo Beach or Punta Blanca Beach. But for diving lovers, visit coastal areas such as the Los Gigantes cliffs, the Palometa or Carbonero, perfect regions for the practice of this sport and to discover the beautiful marine biodiversity of Tenerife.

2. Conil de la Frontera, Spain

Conil de la Frontera has it all, a privileged climate with more than 300 sunny days a year, a virgin coastline with paradisiacal beaches, an old town with a lot of history and an exquisite gastronomy. Without a doubt, a fantastic destination and a good base camp to explore the rest of the Province of Cadiz.

It has 14 km of coastline where we find 10 sandy areas between coves and beaches, which are undoubtedly the main attraction of the municipality. The variety of beaches is impressive, the beaches of the south are characterized by being large and infinite sands such as Palmar, Bateles or Castilnovo, while in the north protected by the Levant include the presence of imposing cliffs and virgin coves of great beauty that they seem taken from a postcard, like the Calas de Roche, from Quinto or from Poniente.

3. Costa del Sol, Spain

Costa del Sol is one of the most visited destinations in Spain for honeymoon. The Mediterranean coastline runs from La Linea de la Concepcion (Gibraltar) to the municipality of Nerja on the border of the province of Malaga with the province of Granada. It is a display of cities and urbanizations with picturesque villages and historic centers through 185 kilometers that alternate beaches of varied shapes, sizes and styles.

The unbeatable formula that equally appeals to tourists of different nationalities (especially from France, Germany, England and Nordic countries) is the combination of excellent weather (sun almost 300 days a year), with beaches and mountain scenery next to a huge offer of services in an urban spot that practically extends without interruptions throughout those 185 kilometers.

4. Murcia, Spain

Maybe you do not know, but the coast of Murcia is one of the few places in Europe where it is possible to see cetaceans. The mild climate and the depth of the waters make common dolphins, striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales or common fin whales inhabit the waters of Murcia. The south of Murcia is, with permission from the Canary Islands and the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the best areas of Spain to see these animals in freedom.

From the port of the town of Mazarrón sailboats and boats depart to make these sightings and also allows you to combine different activities (snorkeling, kayaking or bathing) with sightings in areas of the Marine Reserve of Cabo Tiñoso, Mazarrón, the Regional Park of Cabo Cope or Eagles.

5. Mallorca, Spain

Located off the east coast, Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic archipelago with its cliffs and the unexpected mountain range of Tramontana that impresses the traveler. The interior of Mallorca is completely populated with almond trees. It is a spectacle to see them blooming in the spring. You will find nightlife in the area of Palma de Mallorca. Visit more isolated coastal areas of urbanized land such as the Comtessa and Águilas coves.

The Playa del Mago is one of the examples. In Mallorca, you will have the great privilege of sailing between the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to visit two islands that also contain unique and extraordinary coasts. We talk about Dragonera and Cabrera, two islets that will give you the option to take a bath.

6. Ile de Re, France

Among the honeymoon islands in Europe, the beaches in the Bay of Biscay are known for their elegance. Ile de Re is quite possibly the best one in the area, maybe even on the entire west coast while traveling France. Charming waterfront houses, striking sand dunes, and pine tree greenery set the scene for this idyllic French spot. You will eat well here too - the oysters and freshly caught fish of the day just have to be tried.

7. Cap Ferrat, France

Located a few kilometers from Nice, Cannes, Monaco or Italy, the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula is an oasis in the heart of the French Riviera and has more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Located in the heart of the town, Cros Dei Pin is one of the largest beaches on the peninsula. Very easy access, which is next to the yacht club and has a playground and a beach volleyball court. Pointe Saint-Hospice is undoubtedly the most pristine beach on the peninsula.

8. Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo is located on the west coast of the picturesque Italian Riviera in the blue Ligurian Sea and is surrounded by high mountains. The classy seaside resort on the famous Riviera dei Fiori, has a large marina and can absorb Nice in terms of glamor. In the charismatic historical center of the city, let yourself be lost by La Pigna in the labyrinth of narrow streets.

Above the old port you will find the Corso Matteotti shopping district with its elegant boutiques. In the flower shops of the dawn they sell fragrant and carnations. Close to the market you will find the Corso degli Inglesi, a street where elegant villas and a Russian Orthodox Church decoration can make you enjoy a pleasant walk.

At night, its inhabitants go for an aperitif or a drink in restaurants, inns and bars or play their luck in the casino.

9. Chiavari, Italy

Chiavari was for centuries, a major world-class trading port. The medieval old town is rich in carrugi (narrow streets leading to large squares) and historic buildings. The best way to discover all the treasures of this Ligurian jewel is to walk along the central street, the Via Martiri Della Liberazione or to lose yourself in the many small streets that are home to countless treasures.

You can buy and enjoy a wide variety of Ligurian specialties, enter the antique shops and also go shopping even in bad weather in famous fashion or design shops nestled under the ancient arcades of Caruggio Dritto.

10. Rimini, Italy

Rimini is the symbolic city of the Emilia Romagna Riviera and summer tourism in Italy. It is the goal of thousands of Italian and foreign tourists who fill its sandy beaches every year and has the reputation of being the Italian capital of fun in summer. Between the hills and the sea, near the wonderful towns of Emilia Romagna, also full of tourist and cultural attractions, Rimini houses along its coastline quiet family pensions, large hotels and apartments that satisfy all tastes.

The wide and varied offer make it the ideal place for all types of summer vacations, both for those who seek tranquility, as well as for those who are more inclined towards fun, sports or entertainment and culture.

Perfect for a family holiday, equipped even with everything necessary for the four-legged members of the same and full of opportunities for the little ones, its main characteristic is still the impeccable welcome of the tour operators that during the whole year renew the initiatives with always new offers, from wifi on the beach to the wide range of water sports and various sports under the umbrella and in the sand.

11. Ischia, Italy

Eclipsed unjustly by its neighbor Capri for years, the Ischia island is one of the tourist treasures best kept by the Italians. Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea and only 30 km from Naples, Ischia is an island of volcanic origin that has become in recent years one of the largest thermal centers in the Mediterranean. Ischia is undoubtedly a movie spot in Southeast Italy.

To get to Ischia, you have to take an aliscafo (motor boat) from Naples or from Sorrento. Those who seek well-being and relaxation can discover the incredible thermal offer that Isquia offers, following an itinerary that runs through the best thermal centers of the island.

The Giardini Poseidon Terme, located in the suggestive bay of Citara, is the largest thermal park on the island, with 22 thermal healing pools whose waters emerge at constant temperatures between 16 and 40˚. Another feature of this park is the abundance of water, which allows a continuous renewal of them. The Negombo Hydrothermal Park is located in the splendid bay of San Montano in the town of Lacco Ameno.

Negombo offers 15 thermal pools at different temperatures, hydromassage, a plantar massage pool, a private beach, beauty and health center, and an aesthetic center. In the month of August, the nights in Negombo are animated with musical and cabaret shows in the company of great Italian artists. It is worth to savor a dish of pasta ai Frutti di mare or a variety of fried fish, all washed down with a delicious white Ischitano wine.

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12. Puglia, Italy

Southern Italy transcends the concept of a getaway and is one of the great journeys that still persist in Europe. Apulia, the region without rain, the heel of that geographical Italian boot was, for centuries, an inhospitable and distant region. If you go by flight, Brindisi and Bari are the gateway to the region. First coral reef in Italy was discovered on Adriatic coast near Monopoli, in Puglia.

Puglia preserves still virgin places and a unique humanity in the Mediterranean. Places like Alberobello with its spellbinding Trulli, towns like the white houses of Otranto, beaches like Maldive del Salento, Punta Prosciutto or Baia dei Turchi are just the beginning of a trip to Puglia. It is a country inside another in which people spoke a kind of Greek, direct heir of ancient Magna Grecia, a Greek territory before the birth of Rome itself.

Bari is a magnificent base of operations to get to know the north of the region, including the essential Matera - although it is in Basilicata and Alberobello. The ideal is to take as strategic bases Bari to the north and Lecce, the Florence of the south. With a rental car everything becomes easier. The distances are short and allow to make day trips to see several of the suggested points and explore the interior of the region, famous for its olive groves, its orchards and its charming villages.

Torre Guaceto is a small watchtower located next to a lush forest underbrush and old farmland. Otranto has a small but impressive historic center around its Aragonese Castle. Ostuni is a beautiful white city. The city of Gallipoli is, in fact, a small island defended by impressive walls and another of those castles that the Crown of Aragon planted throughout the region to shore up its dominion over southern Italy. Taranto is another of the interesting points of the region.

13. Cala Tonnarella, Italy

Just like Navagio, this Sicilian beauty is difficult to get to, but once you are there you will be so glad you made the effort. It is tucked away in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, and if peace and quiet are your things, this is hard to beat. Small in size, Cala Tonnarella more than makes up for that in its charm and beauty. Cala Gonone is a destination that you cannot miss from the eastern coast of the center of Sardinia, a place famous for its archaeological sites, crafts and beaches.

Feel the charm in one of the largest Italian islands in the Mediterranean. The Aeolian Islands deserve an exclusive week-long trip. Pretending to go and return in a day does not make much sense. Halfway between Europe and Africa, and bathed by calm and turquoise waters, Sicily is a world apart. Despite the attempts and plunges of modern life to erase the customs and traditions that have covered the Italian way of life for centuries, Sicily remains firm to its principles.

Sicily is not an ideal destination for those who want to visit historical remains or great works of art, but for those who want to soak up folklore, fascinating food, an addictive way of life, happy inhabitants and a different way of understanding time. And it is that the clock, in Sicily, slows down, everything goes to half gas, the urgencies disappear and the hurry vanishes.

Enjoy the mix of Norman, Arab and other civilizations that fell in love with the city in the Norman Palace and throughout the historic center in Palermo.

Located on Mount Taurus, Taormina stands on the blue sea and on it Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Enjoy the archaeological ruins of the theater, which were used by both the Greeks and the Romans. Take a walk at sunset through the Isola Bella Nature Reserve and see how the sun hides behind the calm waters. The best time to travel to Sicily is in spring.

14. Golden Bay, Malta

The Golden Bay is one of the most tourist and most famous beaches in Malta. The name of the beach comes from the golden color of its sand. It has sand, bars, easy access and hotels in the vicinity of the beach. Also, if you are one of those travelers who like to walk you can enjoy a nice walk along the beach and get closer to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, another beautiful beach that is 5 minutes from Golden Bay.

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15. Gozo, Malta

Many tourists mistakenly assume that visiting Gozo is not worth it because what they will find will be similar to what they have already seen in their older sister, Malta. They are wrong. Although its villages are built from the same honey-colored earth, Gozo has a completely different environment. Its capital is Victoria which is located approximately in the center of the island and, like the citadel of Gozo, it is essential to visit.

If you are interested in water sports such as diving or snorkeling, the deep blue waters of Gozo will be impressive and ideal for you to enjoy these activities. You will also find good trails, both along its entire coast and in the interior of the island, to walk and live unforgettable adventures.

One of the main tourist attractions of the Gozo island, the Azure Window, has collapsed due to a strong maritime storm. The blue door was already very deteriorated. Game of Thrones fans today have a less-visited location. Remember that this important series used the vicinity of the Azure Window to make the first episode of the Winter is Coming series. The best known island of this town is the Fungus Rock.

Xlendi, the small fishing village is really one of the most beautiful to know if you are going to visit Gozo. It is located next to the bay of the same name, where you can take a bath in its calm and warm waters, while you enjoy the views of this little village. It is an ideal place if you like diving or snorkelling as it has a beautiful coral bottom.

If in each place you visit you chase good beaches where you lie in the sun and enjoy the water, in Gozo you should not miss visiting Blas Bay. You will have, however, to walk a lot since the nearest place to park the car is quite far from the beach. Ramla Bay is one of the best known beaches of Gozo and therefore it is a must if you travel to this island.

Ramla Bay is well known for its red sand and because of that, many call it the orange beach. Ramla Bay, being hidden is very charming. On the other hand, on the beach you will find a beach bar where you can eat and drink and enjoy an unforgettable day at the beach. From Ramla Bay go to the Calypso Cave, which you can get by taking a bus from the village of Xaghra or doing a walk of about half an hour from Ramla Bay.

If you are a fan of Greek mythology it will surely have a special charm for you; When you visit it you can imagine Ulysses who stopped there on his long trip to Ithaca. The coordinates of its location could coincide with those of the Ogiga island that appears in The Odyssey.

16. Hvar island, Croatia

Hvar island is the longest island in the Adriatic and famous for being the island of lavender, rosemary and pine, plagued by virgin forests and white sand beaches. This idyllic place is located in front of the Dalmatian coast, surrounded by the sea routes of the Adriatic Sea and guarded by the archipelago of the Pakleni Islands. In addition, it is easy to include it in your family trip through Croatia because from Split there are ferries and direct catamarans everyday and you can go with your rental car.

From Italy there are several routes that connect Ancona with Split and Pescara with Starigrad. Stroll along its Riva. The highest point of Hvar is the Napoleon Fort. After walking through its old town and buying some souvenirs you can go for a swim in one of its beaches, specifically in Zecevo. It is necessary to rent a boat from Jelsa, a coastal town that is in front of the islet.

Another one of the beaches is the one of Stari Grad to the north of the island. Many travelers decide to snorkel in this place. Southeast of Hvar is the Stari beach and on the Marinkovac island, which can be reached by boat from Hvar, there are the Stipanska and Min beaches. In the southwest of the island find the Palmizana beach and finally in the southernmost part is the naturist Zavala beach.

Another option is to stay at a campsite. One of the best naturist camping is Vrboska, surrounded by nature. Few travel magazines has chosen it as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.

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17. Navagio Beach, Greece

Navagio Beach is probably one of the most famous best beaches in Europe to honeymoon and most photographed beach in Greece. It is certainly one of the country's most picturesque. Surrounded by spectacular limestone cliffs in total seclusion, Navagio beach is only reachable by boat. This adds to the mystique, as do its alternative names of Shipwreck Cove and Smugglers Cove.

It is a must-visit European beach honeymoon destination if you are in Zakynthos or close by. The best views are from above, but the best place to relax is on the beautiful white sand and in the crystal-clear waters. The best time to go to Greece is June to September.

18. Fig Tree Bay, Cyprus

Cyprus is full of beauty and rustic charm, both of which are captured by the stunning Fig Tree Bay. Picture yourself drifting away in the Cypriot sun, cooling off in the serene waters and then heading up to a traditional beachside restaurant for some authentic cuisine. That is what you get with Fig Tree Bay - heavenly!

Larnaca is the third largest city in Cyprus. In addition, this city is one of the most popular spas on the island. It is located on the southeastern coast of Cyprus, 70 km from Fig Tree Bay. Larnaca has its international airport.

Visit any or all of these best beaches in Europe for the best European honeymoon and they will imprint themselves on your memory for a lifetime!

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21 comments:

  1. I already know I am going to ball out for my honeymoon. These are some great ideas on where to spend and I'm sure they would all be absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Of the beaches on your list - I've only been to Mallorca!! But I am looking for nice romantic beaches for me & my bf to go to this summer so thank you for this list - Cyprus and Greece are both high up on my list...

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  3. This is literally the ultimate guide you hit all the beaches everyone wants to go in Europe.

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  4. These are some really beautiful places! I would love to go here and my husband and I's honeymoon is LONG overdue! I will have to show these to him, I know he would think it's a great idea! <3

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  5. Great descriptions. The pictures had wonderful views. Anyone of these places would make fun holidays.

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  6. I want to go to Italy because that's where my family is from but now I want to travel to that beach too!!!

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  7. You have Italy on your list a lot. They must have amazing beaches!

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  8. i didn't get to visit a lot of beaches during my holiday in Europe and hopefully i get to see some of them the next time i come over! Croatia see ya sooon!

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  9. have not really beent to Europe but will sure keep this info in mind

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  10. i want to go to all of these beaches! i'll bet the Mediterranean is beautiful!

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  11. Thank you, what a great list you have compiled. They all seem so beautiful and inviting. I am sure I would visit them one day .

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  12. These are great lists of beaches in Europe, I have never been in Europe before and it's my dream to go in some place on Europe.

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  13. Amazing list! I've only been to Tenerife but can definitely confirm that it's a good place for a honeymoon!

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  14. I agree on your first choice. I have spent second half of my honeymoon on Tenerife beaches. It was fantastic!
    Cyprus is great choice as well, I love the place

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  15. I would love to visit all these destinations. This is a really good list.

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  16. Never been to Ischia, Italy so reading your post is like a quick short travel there, even though a virtual one, and I love it, and the photos are great! Thanks for sharing this!

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  17. Your overviews of these places are so thorough and they give so much good infomation.I will def have to add this to my list

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  18. I love Spain, but have never been to Mallorca. Looks like a beautiful place and love your detailed post!

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  19. Hvar island, Croatia is my personal favorite.

    Thanks or including it.

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  20. This is so true! But you should try Albanian beaches!

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  21. Wherever the beach will always be a favorite place, maybe someday I will visit on one of these beaches, especially Ischia Italy, even though in Bali there is also an island surrounded by beaches.. Thanks for sharing this. 🙏

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