Summer is here and Europe’s top beaches lie waiting. The question is, have you left it to the last minute to book your beach holiday? Well, you need not worry as we have seven great last-minute beach destinations across Europe to choose from. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a friend, spouse, or family, our list of beach destinations are sure to satisfy your beach cravings.
The Best Last-Minute Beach Breaks in Europe
1 Costa Del Sol, Spain
A favourite among holidaymakers, the beautiful sandy beaches of the Costa Del Sol are hard to beat. Whether it’s Marbella Old, Puerto Banus, Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Benalmadena, there is something to suit everyone, and not far away are the area’s mountains for plenty of outdoor activities. From quieter coves to family-friendly beach-side hotels, there are many opportunities to soak up the sun and Mediterranean waters.
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2 Almalfi Coast, Italy
A stunning beach destination on the east coast of Italy, the Almalfi Coast is a special spot filled with beautiful coves, crystal clear waters and, of course, delicious Italian food. The coast is also only an hour’s drive away from the beautiful town of Sorrento, a busy yet stunning town along Italy’s western cliff edges.
3 Ballymastocker Bay, Ireland
Once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer newspaper, Ballymastocker Bay in County Donegal is a beach worth travelling to this summer. When it comes to last-minute and budget-friendly, this beach definitely tops them all. In fact, with its location along the beautiful Fanad Peninsula, you would almost mistake this part of Ireland for the Mediterranean on a warm, sunny day.
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4 Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Even during autumn or winter, holidaymakers can be found making the most of Lanzarote’s relaxing and beautiful beaches. The island will surprise you with its quieter spots and wonderful hillsides for hiking, and opportunities to make the most of the outdoors with the rise of surfing and cycling on the island. A few energetic activities a day will certainly make any lazy beach time all the more sweet!
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5 Corfu, Greece
Filled with olive trees, greenery and gorgeous beaches, Corfu makes a special beach destination. What’s more, the island is quiet compared to its Greek counterparts, so you can look forward to less tourist-ridden beaches, and perhaps even get a stretch of beach to yourselves. Known as the island’s “Sunset Beach”, Longás beach is one that you will not want to miss. Find a spot here and look forward to a dazzling sunset to end your day of sunbathing.
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Malta is an increasingly popular beach holiday destination and last-minute flights to the island won’t set you back as much as other parts of Europe. Golden Bay, Blue Lagoon and Ghar Lapsi are just some of the incredible beaches to enjoy whilst on the island. Look forward to soft sand, clear waters and a little bit of paradise for a few days. If you’re a foodie then you will love our six best places to eat and drink in Malta.
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7 Salou, Spain
Often known as a busy beach destination, there are quieter parts of Salou where last-minute deals can be found. The area is home to a variety of different beaches and water activities, if you’re looking to stay active during your trip. Whatever your beach preferences, you’re bound to find a beach that is just right for you. Spain’s east coast also has the advantage of being close to the exciting culture and nightlife of Barcelona. Check out our top 5 neighbourhoods in Barcelona if you’re looking to tag a city break onto your trip.
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