Top Ten Secret Beaches In Europe
Looking for a beach holiday away from the crowds? Beach and coastal information center online, dug up Europe’s top 10 secret beaches stretches of unspoilt sand. Below, with the help of national tourist offices and beach lovers in the know, are Europe’s top ten secret beaches:
1. Mwnt beach, Cardigan Bay, Wales Secluded.
Horseshoe-shaped cove on the rugged Ceredigion coast in Wales. Mwnt (pronounced Munt) has the protective eye of the National Trust watching over it and a Green Award – the Blue Flag of rural beaches – to its credit. Stretch your calf muscles on a walk up to Mwnt’s 15th century cliff-top church or don your binoculars for a spot of porpoise-watching.
2. Smuggler’s Cove, Zakynthos, Greece. The Ionian island of Zakynthos (or Zante) has its fair share of remote beaches. Set off on a mini-adventure to the most secluded of them all, Smuggler’s Cove. There are boats and private charters circling south to the cove – allowing plenty of time for turtle-spotting on the way.
3. Praia da Ingrina, Algarve, Portugal. On the southwestern tip of the Algarve, in the heart of the Costa Vicentina, self-styled swimming beach Praia da Ingrina is also one of Portugal’s most beautiful nature reserves. Sea eagles and falcons soar overhead and sheep graze in the surrounding grasslands. The environmental value of the area has also meant hotels are kept at a minimum which in turn has kept the beach deserted. Grab a pew at the beachside restaurant and watch local fishermen coming back from the morning catch.
4. Zlatni racirct beach, Bol, Croatia. Croatia’s necklace of Adriatic islands boasts a string of fantastic beaches. On the island of Brac, an hour from mainland Split, lies Zlatni rât (the Golden Cape).