The Beach Bums Guide to a great summer

When it’s time to head down from the mountain, the beach is next on our list of favourite summer spots. Whether you’re into thrill-seeking water sports, or looking for the best place for a snooze on the sand, we like to think we’ve found a pretty good selection to cover all your sun, sea and sand needs.

The Serene One

With rocky outcrops and silky smooth sand, Palombaggia Beach in Corsica is ideal for weary souls looking for the ultimate in R&R. Nestled just 5 minutes away from the sandy shores, Coastline Villas have recently introduced Les Lofts de Palombaggia, designed with pure relaxation in mind.

The Far Flung One

Looking to head out of Europe to a whole new world? Then the dark volcanic sands of Java and Pangandaran beach are for you. With their fiery sunsets and friendly local fishermen selling exquisite fresh seafood, it’s an out world experience you’ll never forget. Head to Rickshaw Travel to see how you can get in on the action.

The Sporty One

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If lounging all day doesn’t quite cut the mustard, then Guadeloupe should be top of your list. Head over to the Sainte-Anne village club on the Pointe du Helleux and indulge in every watersport you could possibly think of. Whether you want to dive down deep or parasail over the glittering seas, Pierre & Vacances have you covered.

The Family Friendly One

Sometimes it can be tricky to find the best all-rounder beach; either the seas are too rough, or the sand isn’t quite soft enough. Families looking for the quintessential beach experience should head to Cotillo Beach, Fuerteventura. With calm, tranquil seas and idyllic white sands, you can’t go far wrong! Pierre & Vacances’ Origo Mare offers free shuttles down to the coast, so all you need to do is hop on and enjoy the ride!

The One with No Sand at all

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If the ocean is calling but you’d rather keep sand out of the equation, head off on a polar adventure with Quark Expeditions. Out on the high seas with the wind in your hair and whales playing beside you, sometimes there’s no need for sand at all!