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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. The sun has finally started to look up here at home and we are counting the days to the holiday with heat, morning without an alarm clock and salt water in your hair.

Today we highlight destinations with breathtaking beaches that are only worth the trip in itself, on scenic islands like Madeira, Sardinia and Malta. Here you can enjoy the sunshine, comfortable temperatures and fine sandy beaches. Pack a good book, a soft towel and get ready to move to the beach. In the summer, or perhaps even now?

Europe is one of the most favorite places to travel for many people in the world. London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Barcelona, Vienna- all these places are dreams for millions of tourists. Of course, undoubtedly you know that there are many other popular, less popular and almost unknown places in Europe. But are you sure you know how big is Europe and how many more interesting places exist somewhere on its surface?

You will be surprised, unless you are good in geography, or live in some of those places. So, let’s make a journey to the off the beaten path boundaries of Europe, the so-called Old Continent.

Best Beaches in Europe for Honeymoon

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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Madeira, Portugal


Madeira was named the world's best island, also called Atlantic Botanical Garden. Visit Porto Moniz, known for its natural sea swimming pools and the island's lava beaches, such as Seixal.

5. Ischia, Italy


Italy has many famous beaches which seem to be very often Caribbean beaches, while remaining in the Mediterranean. The most beautiful beaches are generally in Sardinia and then in southern Italy (Puglia, Calabria and Sicily).

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.

6. San Vito Lo Capo, 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.

7. Alghero, Italy


Pure white sand, turquoise waters and green pine forests make Sardinia's beautiful nature. In the medieval town of Alghero is the famous, long beach Maria Pia. On the north side is the dazzlingly beautiful emerald coast, and to the southeast lies the Costa Rei, with its 8 km long child-friendly sandy beach. Alghero in the west combines white beach with Old Town cozy alleys. Alghero is a medieval city, while Cagliari is more modern and more cosmopolitan.

Sardinian beauty lies in its natural places, such as the Valley of the Moon, the Neptune's Grotto, coves of the Gulf of Orosei, sailing to the granitic islands of the Maddalena archipelago or the Grotto del Bue Marino. It is easy to imagine dropping anchor in the winding bays of Costa Smeralda, full of celebrities and supermodels.

Whether crossing the dunes of Costa Verde barefoot, agitated by the waves, or relaxing in the silky bays of Costa del Sud, the traveler will plant his towel on the beach and will never want to leave. You can hike through its exuberant and silent interior to the nuragic ruins of Tiscali; follow the dizzying coastal road to the bay of Cala Luna or walk among holm oaks to the imposing Gola Su Gorropu canyon.

8. Stintino, Italy


The beaches of Stintino, often called the Italian Maldives, are about 50 minutes north of Alghero. Feel the charm in one of the largest Italian islands in the Mediterranean.

9. Taormina, Italy


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.

10. Sardinia, Italy


Even if Sardinia is mostly known for the breathtaking and totally clear sea - such as Cala Goloritzè or the quartz beach of Is Arutas - it has 1/5 of the archaeological sites in the whole Italy! 7,000 Sardinian sites were built by the Nuragics, a really ancient and unique culture worldwide: a beautiful example is the supernatural Santa Cristina Sacre Well, that in some days reflects shadows backwards.

Sardinia is very different from the rest of Italy and a bit similar to Spain or Corsica, but unique in its traits. In Sardinia there are also some gorgeous medieval towns such as the colourful Bosa and the catalan city of Alghero (here people don’t speak Sardinian but Ancient Catalan).

The sheer beauty of the beaches in Sardinia is unmatched in Italy. The island that meets your Caribbean dream, Sardinia is known for its powdery white sand and crystal clear water. Here are fine family hotel and excursions to go on to beaches and idyllic small towns. Puglia also boasts of being the Italy's second largest wine production region.

You have the sand dunes in Porto Pino, the long stretches in Piscinas, the granite rocks in much of the north, the lush bay of Cala di Volpe. Carloforte has small beaches, with peculiar architecture amid the forests of Aleppo pines. Busiate al pesto trapanese, swordfish roll and cannolo in Erice or culurgiones, tuna steak and seadas in Carloforte? Seems a hamletic doubt, but you either way you cannot go wrong.

Traveling to Sardinia is an excellent option to complete your trip through Italy or even as a unique destination. The island is ideal for traveling alone. Traveling to Sardinia not only means seeing a wonderful Mediterranean island but also approaching a very interesting part of Italian culture. The island is loved for its Caribbean beaches and clear, turquoise water.

The Roman city of Tharros, the nuragic village of Barumini or the Sassari sites will open the door to other times. If you want to know how the real Sardinian life is today, do not miss the villages of Castelsardo, San Pantaleo, Santu Lussurgiu, Baunei, Santa Teresa di Gallura or Palau and the submerged Roman ruins of Nora.

There is no other place where one has so close semialpine forests and white sand beaches, animal oddities as the blue-eyed albino asses of Asinara or the wild horses that are timid, by Giara di Gesturi. In addition, the cuisine of the island is exceptional with its pasta, bread, dolci, wines and its characteristic cheeses, including pecorino casu marzu, which contains larvae and is stored in barns.

Casu frazigu is a sheep or goat cheese where the maggots of the cheesy skippers live. Some people say that it's like eating a normal cheese because the maggots feed on that so they taste like it.

11. Amalfi, Italy


Amalfi is one of the most beautiful place to visit in Italy. On of the best way to visit Amalfi is to take a road trip from various cities of Italy. Wile on the drive to Amalfi you will get to experience the scenic beauty of Amalfi with it’s beautiful roads valleys and many more. One of the best places to visit in Amalfi are the Villa Rufolo which is one of the best places to visit in Italy.

This attracts tourist from all over the world for it’s natural beauty. Carved into cliffs that are already cut by deep ravines, the road clings high above the Tyrrhenian Sea in a series of breathtaking views and curves bounded by almost vertical mountains rising on one side and long vertical drops on the other.

12. Golden Bay, Malta


The Golden Bay beach, located on the island of Malta, has incredibly soft sand and the island of Comino is famous for dream beach "the Blue Lagoon" with crystal clear water and white sand.

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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

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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Brie said...

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!

Em said...

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...

Ritu Sharma said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Blair said...

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

Ashli Ferguson said...

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

Tammie said...

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

Jessa B. | The Travel Belle said...

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!

Ogbugbu Ejiroghene said...

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

Danielle said...

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

Arun said...

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 .

Nina Cochingco said...

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.

Maartje said...

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

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

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

Sue-Tanya said...

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

Alexandra Cook said...

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!

Clare Minall said...

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

Preet said...

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

Samar said...

Hvar island, Croatia is my personal favorite.

Thanks or including it.

Unknown said...

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

Danang Sutani said...

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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