The Mediterranean has stretches of sandy coastline. Some beaches are popular and crowded while others are isolated as they are harder to access. Visiting a Mediterranean beach should be on your to do list if you are in Europe. Mediterranean beach is well known for its food, sun and high class resort. The following is a list of 5 best Mediterranean beaches.
- Egremni Beach
Egremni Beach is a 2.5 km long sand and pebble beach with incredibly blue water in the southwestern part of Leftkada Island, Greece. The old stairs no longer can be used to access the beach due to the earthquake. You can only reach Egremni Beach by boat. If you want to take part in the water activities, you must bring your own equipment. You can rent sail boats and go sailing in the water. Body boarding and surfing can be enjoyed at the beach.
- Zlatni Rat Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach, also known as Golden Horn, is a spectacular white sandy beach known for its unique shape. It has been featured in many travel magazines as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Zlatni Rat Beach is bordered by pine trees that were planted there to provide shades for the tourists. The beach is big and has enough space for more than 10K tourists. The beach’s shape can change depending on factors like wind, current and sea tide. Get more details at Beachspot – Beaches of the Mediterranean.
- Cala Mitjana
Cala Mitjana is a cove with azure blue water surrounded by high cliffs on all sidex in Menorca, Spain. Its peak season is in the summer when locals and tourists will come to fill up the area fast. There aren’t any facility except some picnic tables. There is limited car park so you should arrive early. You can spend 20 minutes walking down a short track from the car park which is located on the west side. It is also accessible by boat, jet ski, and swimming. You can stand on the hill above and catch the breathtaking view of the ocean below. Some people have also perform diving from the cliffs which is abut 5 m – 6 m high.
- Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare Beach is a sandy beach with large rock formations in Cinque Terre, Italy. The entire beach is crowded with sun bathers under parasols during peak season. Monterosso al Mare Beach is mostly private beach that requires tourists to pay an entry fee. The free zone is located at the end of the beach. From Levanto, you can take a 10 minutes train ride to Monterosso al Mare Beach. You can climb up the hill to see a 16th century tower called Aurora Tower which was originally built to keep off the pirates. Facilities you’ll find at Monterosso al Mare Beach are sunbed, chairs and restaurants.
- Cabo de Gata
Cabo de Gata is a sandy beach with cliffs and ridges in Nijar Natural Park in Almería, Spain. There are wild flowering aloes plants behind the beach. You can stand on the hilltop to enjoy the scenery of the sea. From the coast road, you can see the workers harvesting salt at Las Salinas. The flamingoes often come to graze on the salt flats. There is also a church built in 1907 that was used to be used by Guarda Civil. You should bring sun hat even though you can get some shades under the trees. You can park your car for fee at the municipal car park in San Jose.