Paradise holiday: what the world's most beautiful beaches look like

Would you like to know which beach members of the British royal family relax on? Or have you been interested for a long time, which beach is the best in Europe, or even in the whole world? It is time to expand the "beach" horizons, so Travellizy shares a list of the most unique and beautiful beaches on the planet with you.


Country: Spain

Location: La Concha Beach, San Sebastián

High season: from June to September

The nearest airport: San Sebastian Airport

la concha

Playa de la Concha is located in the heart of the city of San Sebastián between the fishing port and the small rocky protrusion of the Picot del Loro. This incredibly beautiful bay resembles a shell because of its shape, so the Spanish called it La Concha, which translates as "shell". The length of the beach is 1350 meters, and the width is about 40 meters.

Your vacation will be truly comfortable here, as the beach has a high level of equipment and excellent infrastructure. Along the beach, there is a cycle track. It is an excellent reason to rent a bike, isn't it?

la concha beach

Outdoor activity fans will not be bored here. On the beach, you can find many sports activities, including surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, beach soccer. There are several water rides for children. Due to the fact that La Concha is surrounded by mountains, it is well protected from the wind, and therefore from the high waves. On the shore, there is a hydrotherapy clinic called La Perla, where you will be offered health and beauty procedures.

The beach offers a delightful view of the island of Santa Clara, which can be reached both by swimming and by boat or kayak.

In 2007, La Concha Beach was selected as one of the “12 Treasures of Spain” at the national competition.


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Country: Spain

Location: Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera

High season: from May to October

The nearest airport: Ibiza Airport

ses illetes

Playa de Ses Illetes is not just the best beach on Formentera, it also holds on the top of the European beaches ranking, and it is one of the best beaches in the world. In translation, the name of the beach means 'islands".

Getting there is quite simple: by ferry from Ibiza from the Port d'Eivissa (Ibiza Town). If you buy a return ticket right away, you can get a good discount. Near the port of Cala Savina, you can rent a bike and drive 15 minutes along a special track that runs along the sea to the north, and you are there.

ses illetes

Right here, you will find endless sea, white sand, yachts and Ibiza on the horizon of Playa de Ses Illetes. This quiet place is created speacially for a family holiday. The beach has a gentle descent to the sea, where you can walk for hours in shallow water. The size of the beach is rather small: it is 460 meters long and 50 meters wide.

The beach offers the opportunity to rent sun beds and umbrellas. The cost of renting each of them is 10 €. Nearby, at 50 meters, there is a restaurant where you can have a delicious lunch. The road to the beach passes through a picturesque park. It is better to come to Playa de Ses Illetes early to find a parking place. Entrance to the beach is paid, the cost depends on the type of transport. If you drive in by car - 3 €, moto - 2 €, for bicycles - for free.

Playa de Ses Illetes is on the World Heritage List.


Country: Italy

Location: Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Sicily

High season: from April to November

The nearest airport: Aeroporto di Lampedusa


Would you like to go to the best beach in the world? Then go to Spiaggia dei Conigli. There are only two hundred kilometers from Lampedusa to Sicily. It is about 4.5 km from the center of Lampedusa to the very beach of Spiaggia dei Conigli, which means it will be quite easy to get there even on foot.

Spiaggia dei Conigli is translated as Rabbit Beach, this is the name of the beach that is more known and common among travelers.

Spiaggia dei Conigli is a paradise oasis, intoxicating with the scent of the Mediterranean.

rabbit beach

Spiaggia dei Conigli is controlled by the environmental organization called Legambiente, as it is a wildlife sanctuary and integral ecosystem.

This is a unique place where you can see the rarest sea turtles. If you want to witness an amazing event, namely the appearance of offspring of turtles, you need to arrive at Lampedusa at the end of August. At this time, little turtles' birth and their big run to water takes place, and it can last till September 5-7. But be prepared that you will be allowed to watch this process only when accompanied by employees of the national park. The park is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Since the territory belongs to the nature reserve, there are certain hours of visit, you can only get to the beach from 8:30 to 19:30.

You will find here the azure sea, silvery velvet sand and stunning scenery of the bay. This place is perfect for a relaxing holiday with the whole family.


Country: Portugal

Location: Falésia Beach, Olhos de Água

High seadon: from July to September

The nearest airport: Faro Airport

falesia beach

Falésia is a 3 km long beach, with white sand and red striped rocks, decorated with pines-umbrellas. It is located in the resort of Albufeira. Falésia Beach is an area of the southern coast of Portugal, stretching from the town of Vilamoura to Olhos de Água.

You can get from Faro Airport to Albufeira by car or by bus. The distance between Albufeira and Faro is 29 kilometers. The bus fare will cost you 3 €, and you can buy tickets directly at the bus station. If you are going to take a bus at the intermediate station, the fare will be paid to the driver.

One of the main advantages of the Falésia Beach is turquoise water and the bottom without stones and rocks, which is rare for Portugal, so swimming here is especially pleasant.

falesia beach

The beach is perfect for families with children, as the depth is small here and the water warms up. The only thing you need to pay attention to is the steep staircase leading to the sandy strip.

The beach is equipped for a comfortable rest: there is a shower, toilets. Here you can rent a chaise lounge and an umbrella for 15 € per day, there is also a catamaran rental. This is a quiet and peaceful beach, you will not find bars and restaurants here, so we advise you to take care of a snack in advance and take food and drinks with you.

The observation deck offers a beautiful view, and you can take the elevator to it free of charge during the day.


Country: Greece

Location: Elafonisi Beach, Elafonisi

High season: from May to October

The nearest airport: Souda Airport CHQ


Elafonisi Beach is primarily famous for pink sand. Although the secret of his color has long been revealed. These are just fragments of seashells, giving the sand a pink shade. Elafonisi, a small island of white sand, where Elafonisi Beach is located, is separated from the coast by a shallow lagoon with crystal clear water. The island is located 75 kilometers from the city of Chania in the southwestern part of Crete.

You can easily reach this paradise. A bus leaves every morning at 9.00 from Chania bus station to Elafonisi and returns at 17.00. Ticket price is 11 €. The road along the narrow serpentine takes about 2 hours.


The lagoon is known for a small depth of the sea, about a meter, so the water here is always calm and warm. And in some places of the beach, the sea forms quite shallow baths where the water warms up even faster.

The pink beach is located in a protected area, so you will find only two small cafes here. Water entertainment is also not available, with the exception of kitesurfing. Sun beds and umbrellas can be rented, the cost is 7 €.


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Country: Greece

Location: Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

High season: from May to October

The nearest airport: Souda Airport CHQ

balos lagoon

Balos Lagoon is one of the most beautiful bays on the planet. It is located in the north-west of Crete. The nearest settlement to the bay is the town of Kissamos. The distance to the nearest large city of Chania is about 50 km.

The best way to get here is by bus from Chania (from Partheniou Kelaidi Street) to the port of Kissamos. Buses leave every 45 minutes, the journey takes about an hour. Ticket price is 5,70 €. Starting at 10:00, ferries ply from the Port of Kissamos to the Bay of Balos. An adult ticket price is 20 €, you also need to pay an environmental fee of 1 € additionally. Travel time is about an hour. Furthermore, there is most often a bar on the ferry, as well as the opportunity to get lunch. In addition, the hospitable Greeks love to announce the happy hour, when you can buy treats at a discount or two for the price of one. You've already got an additional motivation to go to Balos!

balos lagoon

Balos is called the meeting point of the three seas - the Cretan, Mediterranean and Ionian. According to scientists, you can see up to 14 color shades in the lagoon, the temperature of the sea also differs in some places. The sand is white and pink in color, and the sea is bright azure. This is explained by the fact that water contains a unique composition of minerals, thanks to which it changes shades from blue and green to turquoise. Relatively recently, umbrella and chaise lounge rentals appeared in the lagoon, a set rental costs € 7. But you will not find here shops, cafes, restaurants and water equipment rental. If you wish, you can climb the observation platform on top of the hill on your own to enjoy the views of the lagoon. And if the path seems too hard for you, then you can use the services of a donkey, their local taxi, it will cost you 10 €.

To preserve the natural uniqueness and purity of the bay, it was given the status of the reserve.


Country: Cyprus

Location: Fig Tree Bay Beach, Protaras

High season: from May to October

The nearest airport: Larnaca International Airport

fig tree bay

Fig Tree Bay Beach is located in the southern part of the island of Cyprus, in the city of Protaras. The distance from Larnaca to Protaras is 67 km.

You can get from Larnaca International Airport by bus with one transfer. For the beginning it's necessary to take a bus to the center of Larnaca. Bus line 425 is a perfect option. It runs from 05:55 to 23:25, a one-way ticket costs 1.5 €, the journey takes 15 minutes. Then change your bus to Famagusta bus line 711, which runs to Protaras, travel time is 40 minutes.

The length of the Fig Tree Bay is 720 m. At about 100 m from the coast, there is a small rocky island (reef) in the sea. And there are palm trees, acacias and fig trees (figs) along the coast. Thus the name of the beach appeared - Fig Tree Bay.

There are two stations on the beach where you can ride water skis, motor boats and jet skis, do wakeboarding, and try different water rides. There is a rental of sun loungers and umbrellas, a shower and a toilet, a rescue tower, a first-aid post. The embankment is covered with cafes and souvenir shops.

fig tree bay

For children, this is a great place to splash around in shallow water. The water is clear and transparent.

The beach owes its popularity and uniqueness to the unusually fine and soft sand of bright yellow color, which is found only on this beach. Fig Tree Bay regularly receives the Blue Flag award for its compliance with international standards for cleanliness, safety and quality of service.


Country: Great Britain

Location: Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth

High season: from June to September

The nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport

bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Beach is a famous beach resort on the English Channel in Dorset. This is an 11 km long sandy beach in the town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England. High coastal hills create a specific climate here and incredibly warm, as for the UK, water. The highest sea temperature in Bournemouth is observed in August - about 20 ° C.

The coastline bursts with all kinds of cafes, restaurants, bars, and Pier Approach offers fantastic views of the bay. Entrance to the beach is free.

bournemouth beach

On Bournemouth Beach, you can get in the air in a hot air balloon and admire these places from above. One of the main city sights is the Bournemouth Eye, a balloon filled with helium with a basket tied by steel cables, which can hold up to 30 people. When rising to a height of 120 m, the Eye offers a very beautiful view of the city and its surroundings. The balloon takes passengers on board from 10:00 to 20:00 from April to October and from 11:00 to 17:00 from November to March, the ticket price is 15 € for an adult and 9 € for a child. Schedule can be clarified on the website.

On August 19–21, the annual Bournemouth Air Festival takes place on the beach in Bournemouth. By the way, even members of the royal family spend their holiday on Bournemouth Beach. Don't miss the opportunity to try wakeboarding and surfing, ride a bike and take a boat trip to the nearby islands.


The list of the best beaches in the world is pretty big and you just have to choose one of these paradise coasts and go to meet new bright impressions!