See the sea in Europe

Europe is a very popular destination for all kinds of holiday 12 months a year. Its rich heritage boasts stunning cities for a perfect escape filled with history and culture. Europe is also a top choice for beautiful beach holidays, with so many glorious places to go. If you want to sit back and relax, explore coastal towns or simply see the sea – here are four wonderful destinations to consider.

1. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Recognisable by its incredible coastline, the Amalfi Coast is iconic Italy. Here you’ll not only find stunning views but also luxury hotels, delicious food and cute little towns. There’s plenty of family-run B&Bs for those on a budget and loads to explore, making it the perfect destination for anyone.

2. Lisbon Coast, Portugal

Portugal is known for its gorgeous, sunny weather and many fantastic beaches. The Lisbon Coast is abundant with sandy bays and quirky fishing villages. With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, you won’t struggle to find a perfect sunbathing spot! By choosing Lisbon, you can also access Portugal’s amazing capital city for a taste of museums, shops and nightlife. There’s so much atmosphere and so much to see.

3. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a thriving city, but it also has fantastic connections to some amazing beaches. Particularly perfect for families, you’ll find plenty to do to keep the children entertained. From water parks to fairgrounds, there really is so much to experience for all ages. There are family friendly beach resorts with their own pools, restaurants and those all-important sea views.

4. Split, Croatia

Famous for its beaches, Split is a must-visit for those who want to soak up the sun. Blue skies and sparkling sea are outlined by bright, picturesque buildings. This breathtaking destination is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape, there are sunsets a-plenty, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

Wherever you decide to experience the sun and sea, make sure you leave prepared. Our checklist of things to do will help you to ensure you have everything ready.

Most importantly of all, make sure you’ve applied for or renewed your EHIC. Your European health insurance card entitles you to reduced or free medical care should you need it.

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