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Uncovering the Best Secret Beaches of Europe

If you're bored of always revisiting the same beaches year in year out and want to wander off the beaten track a little, then you have come to the right place. Those of us who do not want to share our precious patch of paradise with other holiday makers will be excited to hear that there are loads of hidden gems on offer in Europe that will allow you to soak up the sun and send a less predictable postcard from one of the following secret beaches in the continent

Formentera in Ibiza

Sure, you could always stay in San Antonio, the party-goers paradise, but then you would be missing out on the rest of the beauty that the island has to offer. Why not warm yourself in the Mediterranean ocean in the stunning Formentera region instead? This part of the island is perfect for those who want a slower paced vacation and would prefer to participate in water sports and visit markets rather than go hard in a nightclub. Formentera is in fact the smallest of Spain's Balearic Islands and this is what makes their quiet beaches so sought after.

Arrifana in Portugal

Arrifana beach is situated in the picturesque cliffs that have seen pretty beaches cares out of them in the Algarve region of Portugal. The beach here is small but perfectly located for those looking to work on their tan and maybe surf a little in between sun bathing sessions. There are also lots of other things to discover such as Moorish ruins and lots of quaint local restaurants- perfect for a hungry set of travellers to enjoy the local cuisine.

El Saler in Valencia

The gloriously sandy beaches of El Saler can be found in Valencia's Albufera National Park and offers the perfect combination of golden sands, delicate sea breezes and the relaxing sound of the waves lapping at your feet. This beach is ideal for those looking to get away from it all and lazily top up their tans.

Pinarello Beach in Corsica

Corsica is one of those places that is so near to the rest of Europe yet when you are there, you feel a though you are in another part of the world entirely. The water here is clear and turquoise and offers tourists the chance to not only swim but also take a boat out or participate in water sports. Similarly Pinarello is also great for those who are looking to explore silent lagoons and visit spectacular local restaurants serving the finest seafood.

Kelebekler Vadisi in Turkey

While Kelebekler Vadisi (also known as Butterfly Valley) can only be reached by boat or by walking the treacherous Lycian Way Trail this part of Turkey is definitely ones of its best kept secrets! Here you will find over 60 unique types of butterfly which give the Valley its name as well as be able to wander through the lush vegetation that grows here. Alongside the glorious beaches here you will also be able to check out the two small waterfalls in the area- simply beautiful.

Regardless of where you want to spend your summer holidays, always make sure that you are prepared for any eventuality by taking some of the most important pieces of paperwork with you. This includes the UK EHIC card, travel insurance and other medical documents you may need.

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June 23, 2017



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