Can’t Beat the Beach: Best Sandy Spots to Get a Tan in Europe

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	Nice Beach in the French Riviera is always jam-packed with sunbathers.

Nice Beach in the French Riviera is always jam-packed with sunbathers. 

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Sep 9, 2013 —  There are a lot of places to catch UV rays in Europe. Parks, plazas, and public pools receive the requisite amount of sunshine to get that coveted bronze tone. But among the plethora of locations to sunbathe in the Old World, there’s one sun-soaked scene that stands out above all others. Europe’s beaches are the absolute best places to bask in the golden glow of that big bright orb in the sky.

One of the top coastline locales on the continent is Nice Beach in the French Riviera. This sunny spot sports panoramic views of the world-famous Mediterranean, as well as glimpses of female frolickers who are known to go topless to avoid tan lines. 

Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona is the city’s go-to area on hot days. Situated in one of the town’s oldest neighborhoods, Barceloneta boasts bikers, hippies, bongo players, skateboarders, and rollerbladers who all benefit from the sun’s strong radiation.

Meanwhile in Berlin, pale partiers flock to Strandbar Mitte, a beach in the heart of the capital city. There, tiki bars line the shore so that sunbathers can get a buzz before they even apply their SPF 5.

While people seemingly bronze anywhere these days, nowhere beats the beach. Check out these fantastic European spots that put tans from cans to shame.

  • Bloemendaal aan Zee

    Beach / Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity

    Bloemendaal aan Zee - Beach | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Bloemendaal Beach
    Amsterdam

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  • Barceloneta Beach

    Beach / Outdoor Activity

    Barceloneta Beach - Beach | Outdoor Activity in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Platja de la Barceloneta
    08039 Barcelona

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  • Strandbar Mitte

    Beach / Beach Bar / Outdoor Activity

    Strandbar Mitte - Beach | Beach Bar | Outdoor Activity in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Monbijoustrasse 3
    10117 Berlin

    030 28385588

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  • Nice Beach

    Beach / Outdoor Activity

    Nice Beach - Beach | Outdoor Activity in French Riviera.
    French Riviera

    Main public beach runs roughly along the southern coast of Nice from the Cote D'Azur Airport on the west to the Port de Nice on the east

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  • Plage de la Croisette

    Beach / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    Plage de la Croisette - Beach | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in French Riviera.
    French Riviera

    Along Boulevard de la Croisette
    Cannes

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  • Las Salinas

    Beach / Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity

    Las Salinas - Beach | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity in Ibiza.
    Ibiza

    Las Salinas
    Ibiza

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