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Famous European Beaches

July 08, 2013

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Traveling to Europe to see its famous monuments, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Colosseum in Rome, is not exactly the ideal vacation for kids. Fortunately, Europe has more to offer than a bunch of old churches and ancient history. You can enjoy some fun in the sun at some of the continent's famous beaches.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, GreeceMykonos, Greece

The closer you get to the equator, the longer the beach season, and Greece is wonderful for that. You can enjoy beautiful turquoise water, public lounge chairs and straw umbrellas at the beaches in Mykonos.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, CroatiaDubrovnik, Croatia

There’s nothing more enchanting than the beautiful beaches bordering Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most celebrated city. It's surrounded by stone walls, like a castle or fortress. It almost makes you feel like you’re sun tanning at Hogwarts!

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, ItalySicily, Italy

Rabbit beach on the island of Sicily offers shallow, crystal clear waters making it the perfect beach for families with young children. And if you want to spice up your experience, try snorkeling!

Nice, France

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Lined with palm trees and snazzy hotels, the city of Nice (prenounced  n-EE-se), located on the French Riviera, offers a whole coastline of Mediterranean beaches. Because they’re in the heart of the city, these beaches attract a large crowd. So if you’re looking for something more private, you’ll have to travel a few miles outside of the city center.

Ribadeo, Spain

Ribadeo, SpainRibadeo, Spain

At low tide, Playa de las Catedrales in Ribadeo, Spain is the perfect beach to take in the natural wonders without urban distractions like restaurants, bars or huge crowds. It boasts beautiful wildflowers and unique rock formations making it truly picture worthy.  

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