If sunbathing in golden sands and deep diving into crystal clear waters are one of your favourite summer activities, then you should definitely put the following beaches on your travel list.
Benagil (Algarve, Portugal)
In a deep valley a few kilometres east of Carvoeiro is the little fishing village of Benagil. Right here, hidden as a precious gem, lies an amazing beach, surrounded by breathtaking views, called Algar de Benagil. An intriguing landscape located under the sea cave of Algar, a secluded spot with a natural oculus through which sunlight pours, illuminating the beautiful golden sand.
The Kaputas beach is often referred to as Turkey’s finest beach and one of the most attractive destinations in the entire Mediterranean region. Fresh water cascades from a canyon into the seawater and it gives it its famous shades of turquoise. The access from land is via nearly 200 steep steps, but the view is definitely worth the effort.
Cala Goloritzé (Sardinia, Italy)
Cala Goloritze, a tiny but stunning beach at the base of a deep and pleasant ravine, is located south of Cala Biriola, in the Ogliastra area. Cala Goloritze beach is one of the most photogenic of its kind. It is unreachable by car or by boat so it truly feels like a hidden oasis. Cala Goloritze is just another example of what Sardinian paradise looks like, and little compares with the uniqueness of this spot. In fact, the beach was considered so special, that in 1995 it was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
Zlatni Rat (Croatia)
One of the most unique beaches in Croatia is Zlatni Rat, a narrow spit on the island of Brac. Known as the Golden Horn, Zlatni Rat is a clear, pebble beach that is frequented by tourists for its original landscape and ever-changing coastline. For year in a row, this beach was voted in Top 3 most beautiful beach in Europe.
Ses Illetas (Balearic Islands, Spain)
A long, thin arc of fine white sands meets and incredible clear waters are the signatures of the Ses Illetes beach, located in Formentera. This sea paradise is a perfect retreat for relaxation, to enjoy incredible sunsets and to immerse yourself into the deep turquoise waters. You can also enjoy the view of luxury yachts, dine in a glamorous restaurant or, if you are into water sports, go scuba diving.