Top 5 Beaches in the Mediterranean
When in the Mediterranean, it definitely pays to spend time at the beach. Home to some of the most beautiful shores in the world, from the glitzy and glamorous to the quiet and secluded, the beaches of the Mediterranean are a popular stop for yacht charter guests.
Next time you set sail through its turquoise waters, head to the shore, anchor your charter yacht, and spend your days tanning, swimming, walking on the sand, or just taking it all in. Don’t know where to start? Try some of our favorites, listed below.
Egremni Beach (Lefkada, Greece)
Known for its pristine beaches and sparkling, turquoise waters, Egremni Beach is located on the Southwestern coast of Greek island of Lefkada. Despite the fact that it’s a popular tourist destination, and one of the longest beaches on the island, it’s rarely crowded. Making it extra special, this beach has no road leading to it, and is only accessible by scaling a cliff by 347 steep steps heading down towards the water. It has both a bar and a collection of sunbeds available for rent, which makes it perfect for day trips.
Cala Mitjaneta (Menorca, Spain)
A secluded beach surrounding a picturesque cove, Cala Mitjaneta is one of Spain’s most popular beaches in the summer. Located on the southern coast of Spain, it’s known for its shallow, calm waters, just perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Another benefit of Cala Mitjaneta is its close distance to the much larger, watersports-friendly Cala Galdana. In fact, water lovers can even swim between the two.
Navagio Beach (Zakynthos, Greece)
Occupying part of the coast of Zakynthos, Navagio Beach was named “Shipwreck Beach” because of the fact that Panagiotis ship crashed on its shores in 1983. Surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs and sometimes referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove,’ this stretch of sand is only accessible by boat. Head there today, and you’ll find both travelers tanning on its relaxed shores and adventurers attempting BASE jumping – an activity that involves parachuting or wing-suit flying off of a fixed structure or cliff.
Monterosso Beach (Cinque Terre, Italy)
Everyone knows Cinque Terre for the whimsical, colorful buildings that line its coast – but did you know it also boasts one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean? Located on the Italian Riviera, Monterosso Beach is the westernmost beach and the only sandy waterfront in the region. It runs along most of the coastline of the town of Monterosso, sits in the center of a small natural gulf, and boasts some of the most amazing sunset views.
Baska Voda Beach (Baska Voda, Croatia)
Who doesn’t love the stunning beaches of Croatia? Sitting along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, Baska Voda Beach is just off the small town of Baska Voda, one of the most-visited and loved summer resort towns on the Makarska Riviera. With a population of no more than 2,000 people, it is regarded for its gravel beaches, pine wood forests, Baroque architecture and white stone houses; all of which overlook the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.