Best travel tips for UK and European beaches
Derrynane beach, County Kerry, Ireland
To view one of Ireland's most stunning view, one must visit the Atlantic Ocean's side in south-west Ireland. Despite the Irish weather, Derrynane beach can loosely pass as a tropical location, thanks to its blue shade of water and the rocky islets offshore. The background scenery is enhanced by the dramatic Ring of Kerry mountains, Scariff Island, and the Abbey Island ruins which you could calmly walk towards. The beach is not as developed for tourism, but you could enjoy some local beer at Keating's pub, or just hop to Caherdaniel which is nearby.
Achmelvich, the Highlands
This beach is super clean, and its surrounding view reminds us of what the world could have looked like, if it weren't for us humans. There is a nice picnic area, in the youth hostel in the area, which its staff could supply with some hospitable service and great tips for the outdoor activities on the beach or at sea.
This beach is located in south-east Cornwall, close to Polperro. The beach has a trustworthy car park nearby, and a farm campsite right in front of it. It is a children-friendly trip, since there is an easy walking track to the waterfall, and other NT-installed activities. However, there are no facilities, so bear in mind you need to take care of it yourself.
Herm, gem of the Channel Islands
Herm Island is just 20 min. boat ride from Guernsey. It offers some magnificent beaches, filled with a variety of collective shells. Particularly, it is recommended to take the steep walk down to Belvoir Bay, with the turquoise waters and soft sands.
Pipas beach, Galicia, Spain
This beach is remote, surrounded by pine forests, and with big granite rocks and boulders for the entire family's enjoyment. One can find local food specialties, live music, bike rides, and other beach activities.
Mataleñas beach, Cantabria, Spain
Mataleñas is perfect for hiking activities and general relaxation. The beach is surrounded by green cliffs, soft sand, and crystal-clear waters. For some history, one can walk to Cabo Mayor lighthouse, which holds an art gallery for Spanish civil war. Entrance fees are 8€ per person.
Just to the south of Rome, located one of Italy's best camping beaches. The sand is warm, the sea is calm, and the view of Circe’s Mount to Neptune’s cave is stunning.
Elaphiti islands, Croatia
Croatia offers some of the best weather locations in Europe. Therefore, Elaphiti Islands make the most serene atmosphere for a vacation. Sunj beach is located in island of Lopud, which can be quite empty in the Autumn.