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Looking for the trendiest beach destinations in Europe for 2024? These are the 3 hottest destinations to check out this year!

Some of the most popular beach destinations in Europe, like the Amalfi Coast in Italy or the South of France, are also some of the most expensive and crowded places in Europe.

Yes, these places are beautiful, but they're also overrated.

View of turquoise water Nissi beach in Aiya Napa, Cyprus. Ayia Napa coastline. Beautiful sand beach in Aiya Napa, Cyprus. Famous tourist beach in Cyprus

So we're highlighting the trendiest beach destinations for 2024 that should be on your travel bucket list this year.

These are the places that are steadily growing in popularity but still remain relatively unknown among American travelers.

Here are the best beach destinations in Europe right now that travelers are loving:

Gjipe beach with white sand, tourist tents and umbrellas, the turquoise Ionian sea hidden between mountains in canyon on a sunny day in Albania.


Cyprus is set to become one of the hottest beach destinations of 2024.

This small Mediterranean island is geographically closer to the Middle East, but culturally it's part of Europe and a member of the EU.

Although it's still an under-the-radar destination, Cyprus has been growing in popularity recently.

This is due to the country's absolutely stunning beaches, as well as a good mixture of history, culture, and food.

Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, Cyprus

There are tons of ancient ruins in Cyprus, so if you love ancient history and have already been to Greece, Cyprus should be your next stop.

Speaking of Greece, the food in Cyprus is heavily influenced by Greek cuisine, as well as Middle Eastern cuisine, making it a foodie's paradise.

And the beaches in Cyprus are out of this world! It's a popular summertime destination, but thanks to its Mediterranean climate, it's also one of the warmest European destinations to visit in the winter.

And according to BudgetYourTrip, Cyprus is one of the more affordable countries to visit in Europe.

Bridge Of Lovers In Cyprus, A Mediterranean Island That Is Part Of Europe

Balearic Islands

Another one of the hottest beach destinations in Europe this year?

The Balearic Islands.

These islands located off the coast of Spain are made up of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, and they are currently breaking tourism records.

Each island has its own distinct personality. You probably know of Ibiza as a major party hotspot.

Lesser-known Formentera is located just south of Ibiza, but it has a totally different vibe and is very laid back.

Formentera Spain

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, and it has something for everyone: a vibrant city, history and culture, nightlife, and amazing beaches.

Menorca is a quieter island that is great for families and also home to stunning beaches.

You can't go wrong with visiting any of the islands, but Mallorca is the best option for first-time visitors since it's so well-rounded.

Being the largest island, you'll find more accommodation options for every budget.

It's also the only island with a nonstop flight from the United States.

Mallorca coastline


Albania is another trending beach destination in Europe for 2024.

This is THE best country for budget travelers.

According to BudgetYourTrip, it's one of the cheapest countries in Europe for travelers.

Although it's still relatively unknown among American travelers, Albania is exploding in popularity and is set to become one of the trendiest destinations of the year.

That's because it's home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in Europe along its stunning Mediterranean coastline.

Beach in Ksamil Albania

You can enjoy a beach vacation in Albania for a fraction of the price of a trip to Greece or even nearby Croatia, which has gotten way more expensive in the past few years.

The country is even known as the “Maldives of Europe” thanks to its beautiful beaches.

Albania is also a hotspot for digital nomads because it's one of the only countries in the world where American travelers can stay for up to a year without a visa.

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