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Mediterranean Sea, Italy, Croatia, Ibiza

Where is the best beach for a vacation in the Mediterranean (August)?

I'm going to Italy in late August, and was looking to spend a week nearby at some beaches. Was thinking Croatia, but I was reading that the beaches tend to be somewhat rocky. Also considering Ibiza. Any recommendations?

7 Answers

answered by
Sabine from Hamburg, Germany

Hi Daniel,

Sicily boasts some splendid beaches, white sandy ones (the whole west coast up to the north, rocky ones with small bays (sandy and pebbly) in Taormina and Giardini Naxos - perfect also for snorkeling and scuba diving. The water is exceptionnally clear, and on Lipari you'll still find some 'remote' places with few tourism. Nightlife is great in Palermo, Taormina and Catania.

If you have some more questions, just ask, I am living here. Before I forget: the beaches of Sardinia are amongst the most beautiful in the Med - the island is called the 'Caribbean of the Mediterranean'.

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  1. Sicily (island)
  2. Taormina (attraction)
  3. Giardini Naxos (city)
  4. Lipari (city)
  5. Palermo (city)
  6. Catania (attraction)
  7. Sardinia (attraction)
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answered by
Toni from Croatia

Hi Daniel,

With the mainland coast of over 1000 miles long and with over 1000 islands, Croatia has the most indented coastline in the Mediterranean. Think of it as 1000 Adriatic pearls on a 1000 mile long necklace.

Rocky/pebble beaches are actually a plus because they make possible crystal blue waters where you can see all the way to the bottom.

Some of the beaches you can explore in Croatia include Zlatni Rat on Brac Island, Mulini Beach in RovinjMedveja near OpatijaPakleni OtociMakarska, and Brela, just to name a few. 

There are also sand beaches in Croatia. Here's a nice compilation:

Best part of Croatia is that there's so much to see and do. Rent a car and hit the road through the coast - you'll have a great time.

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  1. Zlatni Rat (attraction)
  2. Brac (city)
  3. Mulini Beach (restaurant)
  4. Rovinj (attraction)
  5. Medveja (attraction)
  6. Opatija (attraction)
  7. Pakleni Otoci (attraction)
  8. Makarska (city)
  9. Brela (city)
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answered first by
Sarah from Alicante

The Alicante region of Spain, also known as the Costa Blanca, is famous for its beaches with 200kms of coastline. There are great sandy beaches at Guardamar del SeguraBenidormAltea and Dénia for example. Javea has beautiful sandy beaches as well as pretty coves and gorgeous pebble beaches which are among the best in Spain.

Ibiza is great but in August it is better known for its fantastic nightlife, DJs and clubs.

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  2. Guardamar del Segura (attraction)
  3. Benidorm (attraction)
  4. Altea (attraction)
  5. Dénia (attraction)
  6. Javea (city)
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answered by
Gonçalo from Lisbon

Algarve, Valencia.. I went to Cyprus, and also have nice beaches, but it really depend of your taste. Croatia has 10 or so white sand beaches.. 

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  1. Algarve (attraction)
  2. Valencia (attraction)
  3. Cyprus (attraction)
  4. Croatia (country)

answered by
Antica from Zagreb

Come to Croatia! I would suggest you come to Zlatni rat beach at Bol on the  Bracisland (not correct position of sign B on the map). Brac island can be reached by ferry + bus from Split or speed boat. It's great there. No sand but pebbles. You can get to Split by plane or by ferry or speed boat from Italy.

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  2. Split (city)

answered by
Maria from Dublin

Pescoluse in Puglia, Italy or Samos, Greece

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  2. Samos (city)

answered by
Sandy from Memphis, Tennessee

Sardinia!  It's beautiful and uncrowned. The food was excellent!

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