It’s summertime! Whether you’re already done with uni for the year or whether you’re submitting your last few assignments in the coming days, I think I speak for all students when I say that summer is already on our minds. With no assignments for the next few months (hallelujah!), now is the perfect time to travel. No matter what type of trip you’re looking for, there are many places in Europe that you could visit. If you’re the kind of person that enjoys a party, then there are many places across the continent for you to visit. So, here are some of the best beach party destinations in Europe to holiday with friends!
Of course, starting off with one of the classics. Ibiza is known as the party capital of the world for a reason. A small island off the coast of Spain, with 100 miles of coastline and some 50 beaches, stunning views, and also the clubs. If you’re lucky, you may catch a celebrity while you’re there, whether it’s walking around or running a club night, such as David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous club night at Pacha, every Monday in June. Plus, there are a number of restaurants, beaches and markets to visit, so you can add a little culture to your trip in between the clubs.
One word of warning though – the prices in Ibiza are very expensive. So, if you go, it may have to be a short trip.
Zrce Beach, Croatia
On the Croatian island of Pag, you’ll find Zrce Beach. It’s home to four of the biggest clubs in the world – Papaya, Noa, Aquarius and Kalypso. All four clubs were ranked in the top 60 of the DJ MAG Top 100 club list worldwide in 2020, so you’ll get a lot in one trip. This summer, some of the people you’ll get to see include Robin Schulz, Timmy Trumpet, Nervo and Oliver Heldens, along with many others. Zrce Beach will be one big party all summer long.
Mykonos is another big party option. On a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean sea, you’re bound to have stunning views while you party into the night. Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach are two places you’ll want to visit. A mix between a beach bar and an open-air clubbing venue, it’ll be a venue like no other. Plus, the beach club is open from April to October so you’ll have plenty of time to soak in the sun while partying the night away.
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
While it may be a lesser-known option, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria will give you just as memorable an experience as some of the other options on this list. Most importantly, you can enjoy it at a fraction of the cost of some other options, which is great for us students. Entry to the PGV, the biggest club in the area, is a mere €10 – ten times cheaper than it is in Ibiza. Plus, room2 has an all-night free bar (well, from 11 pm to close). But, what more could you want?
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Ayia Napa in Cyprus is by far one of the most popular beach party destinations in Europe. It’s home to plenty of clubs and bars that stay open until the early hours of the morning and it is fully catered to tourists meaning that it’s an easy place to go for a first holiday with friends. However, it’s not all partying. By day there are plenty of gorgeous beaches to explore and bustling tavernas to eat at. Likewise, if you are looking for somewhere a little bit more chill, you may want to consider the Cypriot town of Paphos which offers a more low-key nightlife.
Why compromise on a city break and a beach party destination? Well in Barcelona, you can have both. There are plenty of cheap flights between the UK and this Spanish beach city and lots of affordable accommodation. By day you can explore the city’s gorgeous gothic architecture, stock up on food at the markets and soak up some sun on the beach. By night you can head to one of the many iconic clubs and party to your heart’s content. Some of the most famous clubs in the city include Pacha and Opium.
So, there you have it. While this isn’t an extensive list, these are some of the best beach party destinations in Europe. There are a number of different options around the continent for you and your mates to enjoy and make some memories this summer. A great way to remove some steam after a year of stress (aka uni). Now, it’s party time!
If you’re looking for a different kind of holiday with your mates, check out our list of 8 cheap city breaks in Europe.