Europes Best Urban Beaches

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Europe has some gorgeous coastline and beaches. Are you wondering where to jet off to this autumn for some final sun before winter sets in? We’ve picked four of our favourite European cities and explored their urban beaches. Here is our pick of the best.


  • Sant Miquel Beach
    This beautiful stretch of coast is perfect if you fancy hopping between a couple of beaches as it is right in the middle of the Barceloneta and Sant Sebastia beaches. This beach is steeped in history as it is one of the oldest spots in the whole of Barcelona. It is also highly accessible, even for people with mobility problems.
  • Nova Icaria Beach
    Don’t fancy sitting on the beach along with all the crowds? Then head to the peaceful Nova Icaria beach! This is a lot quieter than some of Barcelona’s other beaches and is especially popular with families thanks to its variety of restaurants and sports facilities.


  • Bacvice
    Bacvice beach is only a small bay of sand, but it certainly is worth a visit! It’s another very popular family beach, and you will see that lots of traditional cafes line the sands. This beach has gained some fame as it is the home of the Dalmatian sport picigin – players need to be very acrobatic as they try and prevent a small ball from landing in the water.


  • The Estoril-Cascais Coastline
    This pretty coastline extends out from the west of the city of Lisbon. It is also one of the most family friendly beaches in the whole area. Not only that, though, but it is one of Lisbon’s largest beaches and is also conveniently placed, very close to the historic port of Cascais.
  • The Costa da Caparica coastline
    If you like the idea of stepping off the beach and straight into some very trendy bars, then head straight to the Costa da Caparica coastline. It is lined with very hip bars and eateries and is where you will find all of Lisbon’s trendsetters hanging out. It’s also known for its excellent surf.


  • Sottomarina
    For many tourists and locals, Sottomarina is the best beach in Venice. And it is extremely easy to see why that is! It is an exceptionally clean beach and its sugar-white

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