Condé Nast Traveller’s 10 best European beaches are in

Condé Nast Traveller’s 10 best European beaches are in

“Exposure to sunlight increases levels of vitamin D which has wide-ranging health benefits and is essential for strong bones” claimed a new study and who are we to argue. So grab your stylish light wardrobe for summer, enter the swimwear competition and expose yourself to the sun with Conde Nast Traveller’s latest beast European beach report.

From Spain through Croatia and Greece Krisanne Fordham is on the spot with her ten most beloved holidays spots that will supply the health our body and mind needs. These are five of the best beaches to adore as reported by the magazine’s person in-the-know.

Zlatni Rat, Brač, Croatia

“Croatia has no shortage of beautiful beaches, but Zlatni Rat stands out for its striking and unusual shape (which actually changes depending on the current). Though it looks like a golden sand beach, its shoreline is made up of smooth, tiny pebbles and stretches out for half a mile on either side of the tip. It’s not just a place to lounge: Zlatni Rat is also a popular spot for windsurfing, jet-skiing, and stand-up paddle boarding”.

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Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

“Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the viewing platform in the cliffs above (just follow the signs to the Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery).

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Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia, Italy

“It’s no secret that Cala Goloritzé, located at the base of a ravine on Sardinia’s windswept northeastern coast, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Still, it feels like a hidden oasis: a slim stretch of white sand and bright blue water between towering limestone cliffs. In fact, the beach was considered to be so special that it was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.”

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Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

“Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20 minutes through a pine forest to get there (phew). But its ultra-fine sand and calm turquoise waters are well worth the effort”.

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Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

“Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won’t find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added bonus? Thanks to the ochre cliffs on both sides of the beach, the water is always calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.”

“The more holidays people took, the more vitamin D they had” says the study. Check the rest of CNT’s top ten here and then, well, splash!