Europe’s Top 50 Beaches

Europe contains a diverse wonderland of coastlines that could have you observing the ethereal glow of an iceberg one day, and sipping an icy cocktail in balmy waters the next. To find out what beaches must be added to the itinerary of your next European holiday, check out our list of European beaches. This comprehensive list will ensure your trip is filled with dazzling coastlines and captivating waters.


In order to create Europe’s Top 50 Beaches© we asked over 1200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, for their expert insight. The wisdom we received helped us establish a catalog of European beaches that will please everyone from thrill-seeking adventurers to nap-loving luxury travelers.


Wander through our list, which opens up a world of fjords on the Amalfi Coast, geometric rocky cliffs in Iceland, red sand beaches in Santorini, and the classically picturesque shores of Ibiza. Make sure that passport is up to date, and book your grand adventure to the mystical coasts of Greece, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, and more.