Europe’s 10 Well-Kept Secret Beaches Revealed

Collaboration with Alice Ross


Spending time at the beaches is definitely a nice way to spend your vacation. The best beach getaway can be enjoyed in many top destinations all over the world. Europe is one of the best places for this as it is a blessed with the sun kissed beaches, abundant trees, and plenty of activities to engage in. This fact is quite known all over the world, that’s why a lot of tourists flock to many beach destinations in Europe. But what if you are longing for a place that is peaceful and not crowded and staying at an all-inclusive resort is something you don’t fancy? Well, you’re lucky as you have plenty of choices. In this article, we give you 10 of the most underrated beach getaway in Europe that will give you the break and relaxation you’re looking for.

  1. Praia Da Ingrina, Algarve, Portugal


Praia da Ingrina’s peaceful sandy beach lies quite isolated in a natural, pristine mountainous setting in the Portugal’s southwest area. This place is considered as one of the country’s most natural reserves. By going here, you will enjoy the sights of falcons and sea eagles soaring overhead as you lay down the sand and sheep wandering in the nearby grasslands. There are only a few hotels around the area so you can assure that only a few tourists visit this beautiful beach. Fortunately, you will not run out of place to eat as there are also several restaurants at the beach front serving food and beverages. If you are a diver, you’ll be happy to explore the area’s marine life, if not then snorkeling the area would be enough.

  1. Saleccia et Lodu, Corsica, France


Just like most of the beaches found in the “desert des Agriates,” Saleccia beach is a bit difficult to get to, and due to this, you can expect the place not to be crowded. Another thing that prevents overcrowding is the 12-kilometer walk or the 4X4 rough ride to this excellent white sand and crystal clears waters bounded by spectacular looking sand dunes. This is definitely on top of the most picturesque beaches of the Corsica. The beach is also accessed by boat if you are coming from the St Florent Harbor.

  1. Cala de sa Forcanera, Spain


If you want a place that is more accessible than the previous one mentioned, then this is the place for you. Actually, Cala da Forcanera is only an hour away from Girona and Barcelona, which means this place, is a perfect retreat if you want to escape the bustle and hustle of the city. However, you’ll have to ride a kayak to get there, so I’m taking back what I said, it’s still quite deserted (But it’s worth it!) After spending your day spent topping getting all tanned up, go the town of Lloret de Mar to have the freshest seafood for dinner.

  1. Ile Lavezzi, France


Another beach location you have to add to your Europe itinerary is Ile Lavezzi. Just another islet located in the Mediterranean between Sardinia and Corsica is Lavezzi. This beach area is the type of place where you would want to drop your anchor and would dream to stay there forever. It has unspoiled turquoise water and coral bay, rich seafood, and perfect temperature.

  1. Mykines, Faroe Islands


You might not have heard of The Faroe Islands before. The Faroe Islands are actually quite famous for their delicate beauty and being isolated. However, there is one the island that stands out being as the most pristine, most exceptional, and possibly even the most beautiful among the rest – Mykines. Pronounced as MEE-chin-ness, this island in the westernmost point in the Faroe Islands is one of the most popular places in the Faroe Islands, but despite its popularity, you cannot encounter flow of tourists here. The challenge? There’s no bridge or road that leads there, so your only option is to travel by helicopter or a boat from its neighboring island, Vagar.

  1. Skagen, Denmark


A long stretch of untouched white sand dunes, lying on the tip of North Jutland region of Denmark is Skagen. This 60-kilometer white sand beach is another beach getaway you want to consider if you are avoiding a flock of tourists. Locals who visit the place have high respect for nature, so make sure you do, too! The long sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing, picnic, and just relaxation. However, you have to keep in mind that swimming at the tip of Grenen is forbidden because of the unpredictable currents on that specific spot.

  1. Makarska, Croatia


Located in the middle of Split and Dubrovnik, Makarska is another spot to visit if you are looking for some non-crowded beaches in Europe. With its beautiful beaches and vibrant harbor located on the rocky peak of Mount Biokovo, you’ll be amazed at what the city offers. It may be a quieter option compared to its neighbors, but there are still a lot of things to do in Makarska.

  1. Colonsay, Scotland


Located somewhere in the Atlantic, there are not really many things to do on Colonsay, but that is one of the reasons why you should visit the place! If you are not a fan of high on life lifestyle, then this place will drop your jaw. After an invigorating walk along its lofty high cliffs and massive beaches, you will be rewarded with a paradise and picture-perfect view.

  1. St Peter’s Pool, Malta


St Peter’s pool is located in the southern part of Malta, in the region of Delimara.  This swimming spot is probably one of the best snorkeling spots you will see in your life. This place is so secluded that there’s not a stall that serves drinks or snack. Its name comes from the natural swimming pool carved into the rocks.  It is also a perfect place if you want to cliff dive. This place is definitely one of the best-kept-secrets of Europe.

  1. Es Migjorn, Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain


Dreaming of going to Carribean but don’t like the idea of spending your vacation with a current of other beach bums? Es Migjorn in Balearics is the way to go! This place is one of the more sundry beaches in Formentera as well as longest, but it doesn’t get overcrowded, even during summer season. Along with its stretch of 6 kilometers, you’ll always find a quiet spot to relax, whether it’s on flat rocks or soft sand.

So, if you are looking for a unique European summer getaway, make sure to visit any of what’s listed above. So, what are you looking for? Pack your bag, don’t forget your beach towel and enjoy the well-kept secret beaches of Europe!

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