While some holidaymakers look forward to a few weeks of rest and recuperation, sunshine and good food, there are others who are planning to party all night long in the bars and beaches of their destination.
Beach parties are big business and attract large crowds. With the help of the travel experts at HolidayGems.co.uk, we see which beach party resorts have the best people, best music and best vibes across the whole of Europe.
Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain
No beach party list would be complete without a mention of the ultimate beach party Mecca of Ibiza. While the island has countless gorgeous bays and coves, beach parties are all about this stretch of sand on Playa d’en Bossa. Partygoers come here for the beats, cocktails and dancing – while revellers visiting the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel can enjoy the legendary club nights and luxury swim-up rooms.
Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
This is Ayia Napa’s most famous beach – and lives up to its legendary reputation. Catwalk shows, live DJ sets, foam parties, carnivals and even weddings are all held on this beach which is located on one of the most stunning parts of the Cypriot coastline. Known for its happy, friendly vibe, there are various sections of the beach that cater for the lively crowd as well as those who want to relax in a more chilled out atmosphere.
Bacvice Beach, Split, Croatia
Bacvice Beach is the location where partygoers dance in the sea, while the beats drift off well into the horizon. Up to 10,000 people can fit on to this stretch of shore, and events like the Split Beach Festival are just one of the parties where maximum capacity is reached. The whole area is clubland, with the promenade holding some of the best bars and clubs in town.
Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece
Once exclusively a gay beach, the crowd is now a happy mix of people all after good times. There’s a nice blend of backpackers, models, clubbers, students and the jetset who descend to Super Paradise Beach for a non-stop party (literally, from July all the way to the end of August, there doesn’t seem to be a lull in the dancing and music). When you tire of the dancefloor, just head to one of the beach beds for some chill out time and a cold drink.
Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal
This beach is where it all goes on at night – a gorgeous location neighboured by casinos, bars, restaurants and nightclub. While it is very developed, the natural beauty of the coastline still speaks for itself and in high summer, the atmosphere is incredible. Beach volleyball, kite surfing, DJs and all the beautiful people gather on the sands for chilled out days and wild nights.