Going on vacation with the whole family is what young and old dream of all year round. But where? Where will everyone be happy? We present the most beautiful travel destinations around the Mediterranean.
No matter how interesting the foreign city is, the sights may be unique in the world, and nature is so beautiful to kneel down – children usually find this kind of holiday fun to be boring. They need water to splash around, space to play, sand to dig, and want to hop into the sea. Beach holidays are the most popular type of family vacation. We show the five most beautiful destinations around the Mediterranean that will make the whole family happy.
Croatia, Island Of Krk
Superlatives on the northern side of the Mediterranean, on the Adriatic: 30 beaches with turquoise water are located around the 1600-inhabitant town of Baska in the south of the Croatian island of Krk.
The beautiful island in the Kvarner Bay is easily accessible as it is connected to the mainland by a large bridge. Other advantages besides the good price-performance ratio: The beaches around Baska are protected by a mountain range, including “Vela Plaza”, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.
The two kilometer long, bright beach consists partly of gravel and sand, slopes gently into the sea, and has been awarded the Blue Flag for many years. There is everything here that the heart of children and adults could desire: from pedal boats, surfboards, parasols, and deck chairs to slides, diving centers, beach bars, and fish restaurants.
Admittedly, the Algarve is no longer on the Mediterranean, but it can be reached in just three hours by flight and spoils you with temperatures of over 20 degrees Celsius and eight hours of sunshine a day until October.
The southernmost Portuguese province is also called Dream Coast. One of the most beautiful pieces of evidence is located five kilometers from Carvoeiro’s picturesque fishing village: Praia da Marinha beach. This picture-perfect beach is so well suited for families because 30-meter-high cliffs protect it. The furrowed limestone cliffs glow in a warm honey yellow and form bizarre formations such as caves, arches, and domes. The big advantage of the rocks – in addition to their unusual appearance – is that they keep cool north winds off in the off-season and make it possible to sunbathe even in the winter season.
Whether spring, midsummer, or autumn: The island of Mallorca is and remains the favorite island of many travelers because of its mild climate, the varied landscape, many sights, good infrastructure, and its beautiful beaches and bays. In the north is the bay of Alcúdia with the dream beach Playa de Muro, directly in front of the nature park and bird sanctuary Albufera.
White dune hills announce the natural, four kilometer long and 30 meter wide beach. Because of its fine, white sand, spaciousness, the Bay of Pollenca’s view, and the calm water in emerald green, Playa de Muro is especially popular with families. The blue flag is blowing on the well-tended beach, the entrance to the sea is shallow, and a lifeguard ensures safety. A handful of beach bars make beach happiness perfect. If it is too chilled out here, just take a walk towards Platja d’Alcúdia, and the hotel complexes will appear. Or two kilometers in the other direction, to Can Picafort, a stronghold of mass tourism with all its entertainment offers.
Not in the mood for the classic family holiday destination of Rimini? Then on the plane or by car on the ferry and off to the second largest Mediterranean island. Sardinia attracts hundreds of offshore islets, 1848 kilometers of coastline, and the most varied beaches, ranging from the Caribbean powdered sugar model to surfers paradise and 1,800 meter high mountains and original villages – and not to forget: Italian cuisine!
Those traveling with older children will feel at home in the north of the island, in the archipelago “La Maddalena” with its 70 islets. The beaches are embedded between small rocky hills, cacti, myrtle, and juniper and enchant with emerald green water and the finest white sand like the “Cala Spalmatore”. Tip: explore the island world with its hidden bays by boat.
For families with small children, paradise is on the famous 55 km long coastline of the Costa Smeralda. Cala di Volpe is not an insider tip, but four different beaches here are a large main beach and beautiful, small bays.
The advantage of the large beach is that it slopes gently and is protected by a marina in front and therefore does not get wind or waves – ideal for small children.