Holidays with kids: the best 5 beaches for children in Europe

Do you have a plan to go for this summer? Do you think about a beach? Where is the great beach for your  family in this summer? Do you want to find a beach have great scenery, safe and play areas for children. Totalreviews will give you 5 best beaches for children. You and your baby will have unforgettable vacation in these places.

1. Karavostási, Greece

Karavostási, Greece

Karavostási, Greece

Families with children mature enough to swim well but not old enough to want serious nightlife will revel in the sense of seclusion atKaravostási.

The 500-m long beach at Karavostási gives onto rich blue sea  Photo: Alamy

On Greece’s north-west coast, and close to major resorts, it is remarkable how minimal the development at Karavostási is, considering the beauty of the 1,640ft long sand, which gives on to a rich blue sea. The sand, light grey to tawny brown, with a shifting fringe of tiny pebbles, is long and broad, so that any traffic along the earthy track behind is unlikely to disturb you.

Whether flat or choppy, the water is clean, although there is a fairly sharp drop-off, so the beach is not suitable for toddlers. Nearby nature reserves and ancient ruins have kept the area free from development.

Stay at the Coralli hotel, next to the beach, where studio rooms measure a generous 430sq ft, and one-bedroom apartments 6,030sq ft. Doubles from £47, excluding breakfast.

2. Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

With whitewashed cubic houses built into a hillside above a curving sandy bay, dreamy Lindos is a world away from the big brash modern resorts that dominate much of Rhodes.

 Child's play: try a better class of resort that combines activities with chill-out time  Photo: Getty

There’s no worry about cars as you wander its cobbled alleys up to the 14th-century fortress, with its proud 4th-century BC Doric temple (children might opt for donkey rides here; the animals are well cared for), and from Lindos you can make hassle-free day trips to the green meadows of the Butterfly Valley (32 miles) and the medieval-walled Rhodes Town (30 miles).

Stay at Lindos Harmony Suites in the romantic old town. The Grand Suite extends over two floors, with a spacious living room, dining area and kitchenette, and a double bed and twin beds, making it ideal for a family of four. Breakfast is served on a terrace with fantastic views, and the company can provide babysitting on request.

Lindos Harmony Suites, grand suite with breakfast, £189 in June 

3. Praia de Barranco, Algarve, Portugal

Praia de Barranco, Algarve, Portugal

Praia de Barranco, Algarve, Portugal

If you have an interest in golf, tennis, or are travelling with children of pretty much any age, Pine Cliffs is the spot for you.

The fantastic tennis academy hosts lessons from dawn until past dusk on one of the five courts (two are clay), there’s an on-site nine-hole golf course, and the Pirate Club (for children aged six months to seven) and Junior Club (ages eight-13) offers superior activities (mini-golf, football, crossbow and aim shooting, water ball, darts and disc bowls) with truly fantastic staff.

 Pine Cliffs' kids' club regularly wins awards - it genuinely has something for everyone, and the staff are fantastic. There's also a gorgeous cliff-top champagne bar for sundowners.

And when everything on the beautifully landscaped clifftop tires you out, travel down to the stunning beach of golden sand, set in front of the dramatic red cliffs of the Algarve.

The well-designed apartments of Pine Cliffs Residences offer the best accommodation at the resort, with two to three bedrooms, and the resort’s many restaurants offer Portuguese-themed meals in attractive settings – the cliff-top champagne bar is a treat.

One week’s holiday, B&B, in the self-catering Pine Cliffs Residence for a family of four is from £4,915 through Classic Collection Holidays. Includes flights from London Gatwick to Faro and private transfers.

4. Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

This little beach is a godsend. Slap bang in the middle of Carvoeiro, an old fishing village which, despite development, has not lost its charm, the sands are fringed by shops and ice-cream bars, as well as the main square where bands often perform. There are rock pools to explore, full of barnacles and starfish and tiny crabs. For the active, there are water sports and a boat from which you explore the caves along this coastline.

The beach has great access, with a car park just by it and no steep steps to navigate. A wide selection of restaurants from local to Chinese are within walking distance, and the family-friendly, four-star Tivoli Beach Resort, perched on a cliff-top 10 minutes’ walk away, is an ideal base.

5. Llafranc, Costa Brava, Spain

Llafranc, Costa Brava, Spain

Llafranc, Costa Brava, Spain

Perfectly proportioned Llafranc is large enough to keep a family entertained on a week’s holiday, and small enough to offer some peace and quiet. Located on Spain’s north-eastern corner, the Costa Brava consists of little coves chipped out of a rugged, hilly coastline.

Once frequented by film stars and artists, including Salvador Dalí, today the town’s sandy bay and turquoise waters are fringed with low-rise whitewashed buildings and a handful of restaurants and hotels. No one would describe Llafranc or Calella as rowdy, but for real tranquillity, head north to Tamariu. It’s an easy drive, or a lovely walk over the cliffs from Llafranc.

For the ultimate family bonding experience, head to nearby Girona to pick up one of WeDubYou’s unique fleet of retro-chic, classic VW’s – all equipped with a twist of technology (iPads and iPhones come pre-loaded with music in the renovated vans). Each renovated van, which is bedazzled with psychedelic swirls on the outside, sleeps four in two double beds inside.

Tents can be hired for additional people. Set up a camp either at Kim’s Camping, a spacious, family-friendly site just 10 minutes’ walk from Llafranc beach, or at Camping Tamariu, which is much smaller and located just five minutes away from the lovely beach at Tamariu.

Hiring a van for a week in June from WeDubYou costs £795 

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