Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe for Yacht Charter
Mediterranean coasts are home to beautiful beaches. Its warm climate, coastal structure suitable for mooring and thousands of different boat rental options make countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro on the Mediterranean coast a real paradise for sea holidays. So let's take a look at 10 of the most beautiful European beaches.
Sarakiniko Beach, Greece
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful routes in the world for a boat holiday in Greece is Sarakiniko Beach. It is located on Milos Island in the south of the Cyclades Archipelago, deserved to be at the top of this list with its extraordinary structure. The volcanic rocks shaped by the northern winds for thousands of years have given this beach such a different look that those who come to the beach feel like they are on the moon. Sarakiniko Beach, which you can reach by renting a boat from Paros or Mykonos, is also one of the favorite places of Instagram influencers.
A Journey into the Land Where It All Began
Greece‚ namely the cradle of Western civilization‚ is a main attraction for sailors from around the world. With more than 6000 islands scattered between the two sides of the Aegean Sea and a strong heritage‚ Greece has a lot to offer yacht charterers.
A Heaven so Close!
Lying against the western shores of Morocco‚ the Spanish-speaking Canary Islands have a unique culture. With a justified fame‚ these very special islands of Spain offer the opportunity to have a glimpse of the real island life without having to travel a long way into the Pacific. The Canaries are only 108 kilometers away from the northwest African mainland.
Playa de Cofete, Canary Islands
Playa de Cofete is one of the most favorite beaches who come to the Canary Islands for a sailing trip. Thanks to this feature, the beach, which is surrounded by mountains for kilometers long, offers its guests an isolated sea pleasure away from everything. The best way to reach Playa de Cofete is to charter a boat from Lanzarote or Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This beach, which can be reached with a pleasant sailing for a few hours, takes on a mind-blowing atmosphere especially at sunsets.
Spiaggia La Cinta Beach, Sardinia Island
Spiaggia La Cinta, located in the northeast of Sardinia Island and north of the city of San Teodora, is one of the largest beaches in the region with a length of three kilometers. It is also very beautiful with its sandy beach with no rocks, just velvety-soft white sand, and its crystal-clear sea. You can hire a boat from Porto Rotondo or Olbia to reach Spiaggia La Cinta. Those who come to this beach by boat can enjoy the sea not only by swimming but also by doing water sports such as windsurfing.
A Land of Fairy Tales
If you want to experience the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and the 1000+ islands of Croatia‚ a boat holiday is the best way to go. With its awesome medieval history‚ breathtaking natural beauty and an inviting night life‚ Croatia welcomes sailors of all ages.
Plage de Santa Giulia, Corsica
Contrary to the glamorous islands of the Mediterranean, Corsica, with its modest venues and unique nature, is the perfect route for those seeking tranquility on a boat vacation. Plage de Santa Giulia, which can be reached after a short cruise to the north after renting a boat from Sardinia Island Porto Rotonda, is very suitable especially for families on a sailing holiday with its shallow sea and a few small restaurants on the beach. Although very popular in the summer, Plage de Santa Giulia is such a large beach that every guest can find a quiet corner.
Zlatni Rat, Croatia
Croatia, one of the most popular boat vacation routes of recent years, offers its guests an unforgettable sailing experience with its islands of various sizes and embroidered coastlines. The entire coastline of Croatia is beautiful, but Zlatni Rat Beach in Brač on Bol Island has a very special place. This beach, whose name means "golden horn", got this name because of its very special horn-like structure shaped by currents and winds. Do not leave without stopping by the cocktail bars hidden among the trees in Zlatni Rat, which can be reached with a short cruise after renting a boat from Split.
Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Cinque Terre is undoubtedly one of the most special places in Italy. Cinque Terre, which attracts thousands of tourists every year with its colorful houses perched on steep rocks, is also very special for those who rent a boat. Monterosso al Mare, one of the most popular beaches in the region, consists of pebbles. The beach, which is rarely windy, is a sheltered anchorage for boaters. After renting a boat from La Spezia, it is possible to reach this magnificent beach in just a few hours.
Stiniva Beach, Croatia
The length of Stiniva Beach, located on the beautiful island of Vis in Croatia, is only 35 meters. The beach in this small bay with a narrow entrance is a place of sweet peace. This beach, which is very difficult to reach by land, is a frequent destination especially for sailing enthusiasts. You can rent a boat from Split to reach Stiniva Beach, which is nestled among the mountains and has no facilities other than a bar. Or, if you have plenty of time, you can take a long cruise on the boat you can rent from Dubrovnik and take a break at Stiniva Beach and then return.
Dobrec Beach, Montenegro
Montenegro has much less landlocked compared to its neighbor Croatia. On the other hand, it is little but essential. Montenegro's beaches are usually crowded and touristy. However, if you want to take a quiet break from your sea vacation in the country, we recommend Dobrec Beach. Accessible only by boat, several restaurants on this pristine beach bring exquisite seafood to your table. It is also possible to reach Dobrec Beach, which you can stop by while leaving the Bay of Kotor with the boat you rented from Kotor, with a long boat cruise from Dubrovnik.
‘The St. Tropez of 50 years ago’ is in Again
In a small piece of land‚ Montenegro has extraordinary beauties and a spectacular coastal landscape. Nicknamed ‘the St. Tropez of 50 years ago‚’ Montenegro is nowadays preparing to regain the glamour of the time it hosted celebrities like Sophia Loren‚ Elizabeth Taylor and Kirk Douglas.
Sea Zest à la Française
Famous for her historical attractions‚ cuisine and unique culture‚ France offers a variety of faces in her inland waterways as well as its northern and southern shores. The south coast of France stretches from Spain in the west to the Italian border in the east. Here you can enjoy fancy and luxurious port cities such as Nice and St. Tropez‚ and also visit small fishing villages.
Isola Bella, Sicily
When Sicily is mentioned for sea holiday lovers, all the flowing waters stop. Because this exciting island, where the Italian culture is felt to the bottom, offers everything expected from a boat holiday with its magnificent beaches. Just like Isola Bella, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Isola Bella, which is located near Taormina and can be reached by renting a boat from Milazzo or Porta Rosa, is also a protected natural habitat. Connecting a tiny cliff to the mainland, the sandy beach has a rich underwater world for those who want to snorkel in its clear sea.
Calanque Port Pin, France
After renting a boat from Marseille, follow the coast in the west and you will reach the quiet and calm Calanque Port Pin Beach. Calanque Port Pin, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches around Marseille, is half an hour's walk from the town of Cassis. Calanque Port Pin, which is far from the crowded touristic beaches of Southern France, is worth spending a day with its sheltered and clean sea and soft beach if you are on a sea holiday on these shores.