Europe has many wonderful beaches to choose from, being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. But some are more worthwhile to visit than others if you are looking for breathtaking views of the sea. In fact, some of these have inspired poems, songs and other forms of art because of their beauty. Here are little spots of paradise for the sea view lovers out there.
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Ireland is synonymous for dramatic cliffs that bear the brunt of the sometimes stormy Atlantic. The Cliffs of Moher is one sea view that you should never miss in your lifetime. It is 8 kilometres long and a dizzying 214 meters high. This is a remote spot – there are no seaview cottages here – you need to travel here from nearby holiday accommodation. When the day is clear, you can also see Inis Mur, Inis Meain, and Inis Oirr. Nearby Goat Island is home to a Puffin colony, and you can enjoy seeing these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.
The Santorini Caldera in Greece
You often see pictures of colourful and breathtaking houses in Santorini, but the other view is just as spectacular. When visiting this romantic island, you just need to find a spot in one of these terraces and get lost in the sunset that is beautiful beyond all words.
Aphrodites Rock in Cyprus
The birthplace of the god of beauty is also one of the most breathtaking sea views in Europe. Legend states that you can see waves rising around Aphrodites rock and taking human form.
Cies Archipelago in Spain
Close to the border with Portugal, these islands are also called the Galician Seychelles. The immaculate white sand and the indescribable view of the Atlantic ocean are enough to inspire anyone. These islands are actually protected natural reserves, though you can take a ferry during summer from Vigo.
Ravello, Amalfi Coast in Italy
The Amalfi Coast is well-known for being gorgeous and offering you enough ocean views to satisfy your eyes for days. From cliffs to hills, you can enjoy unparalleled access to the sea.
Bonifacio in Corsica
The dramatic view of Bonifacio, a cliff rising in the middle of the Mediterranean, can easily compete with Santorini. You also have the option to go on a boat trip, but the waves do get quite rough so its only for the ones with a strong stomach.
Sudoeste Alentejano in Western Algarve
Imagine giant rock formations born out of the wild bashing of the Atlantic. This is what awaits you in the beaches of Western Algarve. This deserted area, along with the strong waves will leave you in awe at the majesty of the mighty ocean.
St. Ninians Isle in Shetland
On a clear day, stand on the narrow strip of sand connecting this small island with the mainland and you will be rewarded with a jaw-dropping view of the sea.
These spots offer more than just sandy beaches and the sound of the waves crashing into the shore. Instead, these are views that show the rugged side of the ocean, where the water meets the rocky coast. Not only will your eyes not believe the sheer beauty of the views, but it will also make you wonder if you are actually in paradise.