The best secret beaches in Europe
Are you planning a beach holiday and looking for a picturesque venue where you won’t have to fight for a space on the sand? You’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of relative undiscovered, secret beaches throughout Europe that are just waiting to be explored!
So, if you love nothing more than enjoying bright sunshine, flawless sands, and perfect blue waters without the crowds, here’s our run down of the best secret beaches in Europe…but shhhhh, don’t tell everyone!
Isola Bella, Italy
A secluded beach tucked away on a private island…sounds ideal, right? Isola Beach can be reached by boat from Sicily and, once you arrive, you’ll be able to spend a relaxing day swimming or snorkelling in the captivating blue waters or sunbathing on the unspoilt, white sands.
Latvia might not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning a beach holiday, but located on the Baltic coast, the country boats plenty of stunning, largely unspoilt beaches.
Liepaja, on the western coast of the country, is one of Latvia’s best kept secrets and a favourite amongst locals looking to enjoy white sand and crystal clear waters.
When you think of Spanish beaches, you probably think of the classic hotspots favoured by tourists. But, if you look off the beaten track, the country has its fair share of hidden gems to choose from. Situated on the Atlantic Coast in Pontevedra, Galicia, Meilde Beach is quiet and relatively undiscovered. Overlooked by three lighthouses, it’s the perfect spot to surf the waves or relax on the sand away from the hustle and bustle of tourist favourites.
Ortolo Valley, Corsica
The Mediterranean island of Corsica boasts bright blue waters, picturesque mountains, and unspoilt pine and eucalyptus forests. A former wine region, the Ortolo Valley is a particularly beautiful yet peaceful area where you can explore walking trails and beach coves without having to fight your way through crowds of tourists.
Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal
Located an hour south of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, Comporta is a seven-mile stretch of beach along the Atlantic shore. With protected white sand, impressive waves, whitewashed buildings, and thatched-roof shacks, this really is a picture-perfect beach – and, for now, it remains unspoilt and undiscovered.