5 of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe

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5 of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe

Watching the landscape change and exploring a hidden seaside town is a great way to explore a destination. That’s why we asked international travelers to recommend five of the best beaches in Europe.

Mers-les-Bains in Picardie, France

Mers les Bains in Picardie France

The seaside resort of Mers-les-Bains retains its 19th-century architecture and charm. Most seafront accommodations are built in the Art Nouveau style, with ornate windows overlooking the well-maintained beach. Villa Yvonnette is a classic example of this style and is strategically located, giving guests access to beautiful white cliffs.

Mullion in Cornwall, UK

Mullion in Cornwall UK

A quintessential English village on the Cornish Lizard Peninsula, Mullion Cove is a popular spot for birdwatchers. In autumn, the green scenery turns red and rare birds can often be seen flying with the wind. If you head to the beach at Mullion Cove, and continue north along the coast, you will arrive at the equally charming Poldhu Cove. There are not many inns around the Bay, so visitors are advised to stay at one of the inns in the town of Porthleven, and explore from there

St Bees in Cumbria, UK

St Bees in Cumbria UK

The north England Coast to the Coast Walk is a stunning stretch of coastline. Trips can start in the Cumbrian town of St Bees, and there are also plenty of beaches for short walks. The cliff-top walk to Whitehaven takes about four hours and offers six miles of views of the Cumbrian coastline, punctuated with stately country houses like The Mansion.

Muxia in Galicia, Spain

Muxia in Galicia Spain

Muxia was a medieval pilgrimage site from the past to the present, although modern-day pilgrims tend to come for the scenic views and hiking. A walk along the Muxia coastline will take you past some of Galicia’s best-kept secrets: the hidden beaches of O Rostro, made up of more than 2 km of white sand dunes. To stay in touch with history, pay a visit to one of the restored fishing stone houses at Apartamentos Praia do Capitàn.

Saulkrasti in Saulkrastu novads, Latvia

Saulkrasti in Saulkrastu novads Latvia

The town of Saulkrasti is an hour’s drive from Riga and after a few days in the capital, you can visit the town of Lilaste. This is where you’ll find Lilaste’s famous ‘singing sand’ and from there you can walk along the coast to the center of Saulkrasti. This route passes along the east coast of the Gulf of Riga and passes through the Piejūra National Park. To watch the sand sing at sunset, book an apartment at Singing Sands Apartment.