With summer rapidly approaching, many will be flocking to Europe’s most popular spiaggias, playas and plages. But if you’re looking to avoid the bucket and spade brigade, all you need is a bit of local knowledge – something HouseTrip considers a bit of a specialty.
Being hosted by a local while on holiday allows you a much richer experience – so don’t forget to pick your Host’s brains for great ideas for day trips, nightly jaunts and the best place to find that fish dish you love.
Here are pictures from some of Europe’s best lesser-known stretches of beach. Now, imagine the warm sand between your toes, enjoy the sensation, and get in the mood for the weekend.
1. Myrtos Beach, Greece – Antti Simonen
2. Saleccia Beach, Corsica – fabcom
3. Dhermi Beach, Albania – curious fish
4. Smuggler’s Cove, Greece – Eelke de Blouw
5. Noirmoutier, Loire, France – Spone
6. Mwnt Beach, Wales – stephendl
7. Marathonisi Island, Zakynthos – zolakoma
8. Skagen Beach, Denmark – Poul Werner
9. Es Migjorn, Menorca – MontanNito
10. Praia Ingrina, Algarve, Portugal – tintas
With the weather in the British Isles taking a nippy turn, we thought it was worth reminding everyone just how beautiful and magical the United Kingdom can be when snow starts to fall.
Please enjoy this unusual collection of frosty images, and have a wrapped-up weekend.
Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding cake.
- From ‘Winter Time’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
Osley, England. By tj.blackwell
Greenwich Park, London. By law_keven
Aldwych, London. By Joffley
Hoveton, Norfolk. By Gerry Balding
Fowey, Cornwall. By midlander1231
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. By 0olong
Cardiff Bay, Wales. By geezaweezer
Belvoir Forest, Belfast. By peripathetic
St. Pancras, London. By E01
The Henry Moore Foundation, Hertfordshire. By Paul Stevenson
Featured image by Joe St.Pierre