Beaches of Northern Europe that leave you speechless with their beauty

The European North is not ... tropical, but it is exquisite

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At a time when we all love white sand and turquoise waters, the trademark of exotic beauty, most of us appreciate the natural beauty in whatever wrapper is enclosed.

And the truth is that Europe is not devoid of coastal magic, everything else is just intertwined with the Mediterranean south of the continent. Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Adriatic coast, the Cκτήte d'Azur, etc. they hide a lot of natural diamonds inside them, so that everyone can find what they are looking for.

But the European north is doing the same, but in a completely different way. Here the scene changes, it usually gets fierce, but continues to give generous doses of beauty and leisure.

Here the beaches offer things different from crystal clear waters and golden sand. Most of them are not even a secret, you will meet them in her most beautiful ones Ευρώπης. And definitely the most unusual.

Especially when we talk about shores at the borders or even above the Arctic Circle.

Reynisfjara - Iceland

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It is a fact that the Iceland It's not the first place that comes to mind when you think of beautiful beaches and it's a shame. Such theatricality in a beach setting that you will find again! Here you will not see palm trees, but black sand like caviar and some basalt columns, a completely different holiday setting.

The most famous of the southern beaches of Iceland is of course a child of volcanic activity. It is wild, rough and imposing in every way. The fierce North Atlantic maniacs most of the time hits the dark shore and the ends of the basalt, which look like a man-made hand.

You don't take a bath here. The visitor is even advised never to turn his back on the insidious wave. This is a special beach that you enjoy even at night, when the Northern Lights appear.

Giant's Causeway - Northern Ireland

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Here we have one of the natural wonders of the United Kingdom, some 40.000 hexagonal basalt ends that come out of land and water and make nature look like a puzzle. It is a spectacle unique in the world, like carved natural stairs that reach you to the sea.

On its north coast Northern Ireland So there is a beach full of legends and folk tales. In fact, the mythological giants are not to blame, but the intense volcanic activity 60 million years ago. A UNESCO monument for its uniqueness, it is amazing as you can see it.

A paradox that worries and enchants at the same time…

Durdle Door - Dorset, England

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Along the famous Jurassic Coast in the Straits of the English Channel, a coastline of tens of kilometers that has abundant fossils from the Triad, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, you will find the first part of England included in its monuments. UNESCO. It is this imposing limestone arch that offers the picturesqueness of the beach.

Here the infamous air of British summer is completely cut off, with the wind, the golden sand and the beauty of the landscape giving birth to one of the most romantic destinations in England. It's not hard to see why he has inspired so many British poets and writers for years and years.

Tenby Harbor - Wales

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Tenby is a coastal fortress Wales and between the old medieval town and the protected hill one will come across a small diamond. This small beach, nestled under the picturesque village, in the colors and castles. But also in history, as the fortress has stood haughtily since the 13th century.

The sandy beaches of the port are very famous and crowded, as they combine the old and the new. The port is surrounded by a large 4 km beach, but everyone prefers this small sandy beach below the castle. The only issue? The tide, which sometimes grows it and sometimes swallows it under the water…

Ile Vierge - Brittany, France

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A tiny island at the ultimate southwestern tip of the English Channel narrows its breath with its white sand and turquoise waters! Yes, you read that right, the Mediterranean scene traveled all the way to her island Brittany, which you will find under various names (Virgin Island, Point of Saint Hernot), but the magic remains the same.

A strange and unexpected place for the European North, undoubtedly, the island of 15 acres is located just 1,5 km from the coast of northern France, very reminiscent of the scenery on its southern and Mediterranean coasts. A natural ornament that invites you to come with your mask and diving equipment, as it has so many other beauties under the surface of the water.

Faro Island - Sweden

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Just like the most famous of its 570 inhabitants, the top director Ingmar Begman, Faro is remote and difficult to access. Off the east coast of Sweden, you need a plane, train or bus, a car and two ferries to get there. That's why the hermit Bergman preferred it.

You can't find a bank, an ATM, an ambulance, a doctor or a police officer here, a school is still closed, which also closed a few years ago. But you will find the most beautiful beaches of the Baltic! That is why it remains a very popular summer destination for Swedes, as it is very picturesque, special and beautiful.

So are its beaches, with carved limestone and standing rocks on the shores. How can Bergman not fall in love with it and make six films there?

Rugen Island - Germany

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Remaining in Baltic, on the northeastern coast of Germany this time, there is an island, the largest island in Germany, once revered by aristocrats and the elite. In its long coastline you will find a bouquet of beaches with white sand and equally white decoration, courtesy of the carbon-rich calcium rocks of the area.

The former playground of the German plutocracy reminds at every step of its rich history and especially the beaches of its southeastern part, which retain the past splendor and untouched beauty.

Kvalvika - Lofoten Islands, Norway

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The famous Norwegian archipelago with its characteristic landscape is located 170 km in the Arctic Circle, just 2.400 km from North Pole. One of the northernmost inhabited areas of the Earth is known for its towering mountain peaks, open sea, impressive fjords and pristine beaches.

And one of them, completely enchanting, is Kvalvika, on the north coast of the island's Moskenes district, which offers a world-class spectacle. And not at all unique in Lofoten, where the scenery with the towering vertical rocks that flow into the sea is repeated almost compulsively.

Of course, don't expect sunny beaches and turquoise waters, you are in the Arctic Circle! You only walk, after an hour's hike, and you feel like you're at the end of the world. And you probably are. From late May to mid-July, the sun will never set. You will not swim here, but you will enjoy the magic of the landscape and the northernmost free camping in the world…

Luskentyre Sands - Hebrides, Scotland

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More than 500 islands make up their complex Hebrew on the shores of Scotland. And in the Outer Hebrew you can find the island of Lewis and Harris, which is famous for the best beaches in the archipelago. Especially the southern and most mountainous part of the island, the largest island of the complex, also known as Isle of Harris (often referred to as separate islands, while it is one).

A warm Atlantic current makes all Jews impressively and surprisingly warm in their waters. If you are looking for the most famous, this is Luskentyre Sands beach, on the west coast of the island. It is one of the largest and most impressive beaches of the Hebrides, with kilometers of white sand and turquoise waters!

Tisvilde - Denmark

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With relaxed and unpretentious beach resorts and daylight lasting long after 10:00 pm, the northern coast of Denmark remains ideal for anyone looking for relaxation in an authentic way. And some time north of it Copenhagen (60 km) you will find the jewel of the area, the village of Tisvilde.

Tisvildeleje is known for its coastal area, which borders one of Denmark's largest forests and invites to recreation outside the established. Sand dunes, fine sand, nude swimming and breakfast on the beach can be found here, but also the most expensive prices in accommodation throughout Denmark. Relaxation is sometimes expensive…