One thing is for sure about Europe – you will not struggle to find beautiful beaches there.
Europe has an abundance of amazing beaches that are perfect for families. Summer is a great time of year for holidaying in Europe with the whole family but there are so many great family beaches to holiday at that choosing where to go may seem overwhelming.
So let us take the work away from you with 10 of the best family beach holidays in Europe.
There is no need to leave the UK for a great beach holiday with the family this summer because Woolacombe Beach in Devon is one of the finest in Europe, and this is also testament to the fact is was voted in the top 25 best beaches in Europe by TripAdvisor readers. In terms of accommodation, you won’t find many places more suited to families that Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks. They have some fantastic special offers during the peak seasons of school holidays – that makes a refreshing change! If you don’t want to leave the UK this summer then why not make Woolacombe Beach your family beach holiday for 2015.
Crete, Greek Islands
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and there are many beautiful beaches littered around the whole island. There are plenty of great beaches to relax and have fun at with the family. In particular, some family friendly beaches worth taking a look at are Kalyves, Almyrida, and Agia Galini Beaches.
Spain has plenty of beautiful beaches that are ideal for a family holiday. In Mallorca you’ll find that there are many beach resorts and stretches of beautiful beaches where you can have fun with the whole family. One in particular that is favoured as family friendly is Puerto Pollensa (image by rumen marcov).
The south coast of France is without a doubt one of the highlights of the Mediterranean region. You’ll be spoiled for choice by the beaches here because there are many that all offer something a little different. If you have toddlers with you then Blue Beach is a great place to visit and if you have teenagers then you’ll find a bit more action at Sporting Beach.
Italy is a country with many beautiful beaches and on the island of Sicily you’ll find one of the most stunning in all of Europe. Rabbit Beach in particular is one with crystal blue waters, soft sand, and many opportunities for snorkelling making it ideal for your next summer holiday. Rabbit Beach was voted first in the best beaches in Europe poll by Trip Advisor travelers.
Portugal is a country not often on the radar for many tourists but it should be. This country is a bit of an unknown gem in Europe and some of the beaches in Portugal are the finest in Europe. You’ll especially find the beaches in the entire Alentejo region simply perfect. The stretch of beach goes for miles here and all of them are beautiful for swimming, playing, or just relaxing.
Sweden is not somewhere usually renowned for beaches but in the Koster Islands in the westernmost part of the country you’ll find plenty of dazzling beaches. The fact that they are not crowded with tourists like some other beaches in Europe makes them the perfect alternative. You can also go on tours to see seals and diving as well if you get tired of lazing around on the beach.
Rhodes, Greek Islands
The Greek Islands are full of amazing beaches and the island of Rhodes has some of the most stunning family friendly beaches in the Dodacanese group of islands. There are so many perfect for families with Faliraki and Vlicha Beaches some of the best family friendly beaches on the island (image by Mimi Juneau).
Every year in summer Croatia becomes abuzz with tourists from everywhere in Europe. The country’s coastline is littered with incredible beaches and some of the best for families are located in beautiful Split. One beach in particular is perfect for young families, Bacvice Beach, so if you’ve never been to Croatia then add Split to your bucket list.
Barcelona is renowned for its massive stretch of coastline that goes on for miles. This city is incredibly busy during the warmer months of the year but there are some quieter beaches perfect for families, two of those being Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella.
Summer is a great time for a family holiday, perhaps the best time, and the beach is a perfect destination for a family holiday. With this list we hope you’ll be able to find a beach holiday destination that is perfect for your entire family in summer.
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Feature image by Kiran Foster