European Beach Breaks

Daydreaming of beach days, lapping waves and sunset cocktails? 

If so, here's some inspiration for summer 2019. If not, start now...



Country: Portugal
Where to go: Herdade da Comporta
Where to stay: Sublime Comporta

A 70-kilometre coastline dubbed with having Portugal’s ‘best’ beach. It’s laid back, well looked after and a highly protected nature reserve. There’s also wineries close by - best of both worlds?


Close to home

Country: UK
Beach/Area: Pentle Bay, Isles of Scilly
Where to stay: Tresco Sea Garden Cottages

Just off the Cornish coast and car free, the Isles of Scilly are ideal for when you’re seeking sunshine, sea air and a relaxed beach break.



Country: Spain
Beach/Area: Formentera
Where to stay: Paraíso De Los Pinos

On this relaxed and tranquil island, there's crystal clear waters, beach life and plenty to do: scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, light sailing and boat hire.



Country: Netherlands
Where to go: Hippie Fish, Zandvoort
Where to stay: Pulitzer Amsterdam

This might just be the perfect summer city break. Hippie Fish is a whitewashed beach house only 30 mins from Amsterdam. Good drinks. Good food. Good fun.


Beach Club

Country: Turkey
Beach/Area: Anhinga, Kaplankaya
Where to stay: Six Senses Kaplankaya

A beach club, restaurant and bar on the sandy bay of Civit Koyu. With it being part of Six Senses Kaplankaya, it’s naturally stylist with spot on service.



Country: Italy
Beach/Area: Rinella
Where to stay: Principe di Salina

Salina is a volcanic island, therefore white sands don't exist here, but they’re not missed. Rinella has the only sand beach, from where you can sunbathe and admire the colourful village.



Country: Italy
Beach/Area: Parco Naturale della Maremma, Tuscany
Where to stay: L'Andana

It’s not an area where most people automatically think ‘beach spot’ but Parco Naturale della Maremma is an unspoilt paradise of coastline.

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No sand

Country: France
Beach/Area: Saint-Raphaël
Where to stay: Les Roches Rouges

There may be no sand but there's pretty much everything else - swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling. Plus, great cocktails await you after a day in the water.

Price - best guaranteed

Paper Plane receives payment direct from hotels and partners so there's no fee to book, and a guarantee that you won't pay over the published price.


Destinations - worldwide

Paper Plane can create itineraries for any destination using instinct and experience (an 'eye' for the right thing); weekend breaks, long-haul holidays, villa holidays, weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, family holidays, group holidays, health retreats & business travel. 


Trust - multiple trusted partners

Paper Plane has relationships with multiple trusted partners so the recommendations provided don't come from just one collection of hotels, which gives me the freedom to make you the only priority


Service - the extra touches

Flights, hotels and transfers are booked as a given but Paper Plane believes it's the extra touches that mean the most to any trip so can happily assist with tours, restaurants, activities and any personal requests. 

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