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On the warm Mediterranean

The success of Top Family Vacations depends on budget and location. Sometimes when it is a family vacation the parents don’t want to spend too much by going far from home.

So usually they stay close to home. Here are a few of the best places to spend a family vacation.

San Vito lo Capo

Spectacular Beach of San Vito lo Capo in Sicily

Sicilian Beaches

Sicily the largest island on the Mediterranean Sea is a perfect place to spend your family vacation.

This is because besides awesome beaches, Sicily offers lively towns, hundreds of guest houses and hotels, many restaurants and bars and a culture and history that will entertain the adults and the children alike when they visit the many ruins found on the island.

Since this is a site on beaches, let me mention a few of the best beaches of Sicily that are described in detail on or page about Sicilian Beaches.

  • Scoglitti isa small fishing village near Agrigento
  • Balestrate located near Palermo features sandy beaches with nearby forests.
  • Castellamare del Golfo near Palermo is a very romantic beach with the old Sicilia feel.
  • Milazzo with pebble beaches is a great spot for swimmers
  • San Vito lo Capo is one of the most beautiful beaches of Italy with white sands
  • Mondello Lido is a wide sandy beach near Palermo, Sicily’s vibrant capital.
  • Lido di Mortelle located on the north of the island is for families with small children
  • Spiaggia Sabbie Nere a black sand beach on the Island of Vulcano off the shores of Sicily
  • Lido Mazzarò is located near Taormina is a beach preferred by the Rich and Famous
  • Giardini-Naxos also near Taormina is a sophisticated beach resort.
  • Rabbit Beach has been named by travelers as the Best Beach in the World and is located on the Island of Lampedusa near Sicily.

Gran Canaria

Maspalomas beach in the Island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Spain

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Canary Islands

This is an archipelago of thirteen islands located across de shores of Africa in front of the border between Morocco and Spanish Sahara. It is one of Spain’s autonomous regions.

The islands are called: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. The two most important islands in the Canaries are Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

One of the main attractions for tourists is the ideal sub-tropical climate besides some famous landmarks like Teide Volcano, the third tallest volcano in the world and Teide National Park.

Some of the Best Beaches on the Canary Islands ideal for your Family Vacations are:

  • Valle Gran Rey in La Gomera
  • El Cotillo in Fuerteventura
  • Papagayo in Lanzarote
  • El Bollullo in Tenerife
  • Los Cancajos y La Palma
  • Famara in Lanzarote
  • Corralejo in Fuerteventura
  • El Golfo in Lanzarote
  • Mapalomas in Gran Canaria
  • Sotvento in Fuerteventura

The Canary Islands are no doubt one of the preferred areas Europeans chose for their Top Family Vacations. Please visit our pages on Gran Canaria Beaches, Lanzarote Beaches, Fuerteventura Beaches and Tenerife Beaches.

algarve portugal

Romantic coves are found in the Region of Algarve, Portugal

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Algarve Portugal

The Algarve is a Portuguese region on the south of the country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It has become over the years as the most important tourist regions in Portugal and the whole of Europe.

During its long summers the Algarve is “bombarded” by millions of Europeans who spend here their much needed vacations. The number of tourists is estimated in about 10 million. The administrative city of this 5,400 Sq Km area is Faro.

The following are the most important area that each one has a few of the Best Beaches in Algarve.

  • Sagres
  • Salema
  • Olhos D’Agua
  • Amado
  • Galé
  • Maria Louisa
  • Falésia
  • Ingrina
  • Amoreira
  • Joao Vaz

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The important city of Malaga in Costa del Sol, Spain

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Costa del Sol

The World Famous Costa del Sol in Spain stretches along 150 km of the coast of Malaga Province in Andalusia. The ideal climate of warm summers and mild winters, have made this are one of the most desired regions for European Tourism, especially for Family Beach Vacations

Here you may find hundreds of beaches, for all kind of purposes. Those looking for a great family vacation will find many beaches with all the facilities and accommodations for perfect deal. For surfers, scuba divers and snorkelers there are many beaches with tremendous amounts of marine life.

Sailing the warm Mediterranean Waters is another fabulous activity in Costa del Sol. And last but not least the many bars and restaurants with active nightlife are abundant here.

When visiting Costa del Sol, don’t’ miss the city of Malaga, a lively city full of life and entertainment providing, beside the beaches many accommodations from the inexpensive guest house to luxury hotels.

Here are the names of the best Costa del Sol Beaches divided by regions. In our two pages:

Costa del Sol Beach and Costa del Sol Beaches you’ll find more detailed information on them.

Marbella on the Costa del Sol of Spain

Marbella on the Costa del Sol of Spain

Marbella Beaches

  • Guadalmina Beach
  • La Fontanilla Beach
  • Nikki Beach
  • Buddha

Fuengirola Beaches

  • Las Gaviotas
  • Torreblanca Carvajal
  • Torreblanca
  • Playa de Fuengirola
  • Playa de la Campana

Benalmadena Beaches

  • Torre Bermeja Beach
  • Playa Santa Ana
  • Arroyo de la Miel Beach
  • Torrevijia Beach
  • Las Yucas Beach
  • Las Viborillas Beach
  • Arroyo Hondo Beach
  • Torremuelle Beach
  • La Perla Beach
  • La Morera Beach
  • Tajo de la Soga Beach

Torremolinos Beaches

  • San Julian
  • Los Alamos Beach
  • Playamar
  • Bajondillo
  • La Carihuela
  • San Julian Beach
  • Los Alamos Beach
  • Bajondillo Beach
  • Playamar Beach
  • Costa Natura
  • La Galera beach
  • Punta de la Plata
  • Bahía Dorada
  • Arroyo Vaquero
  • Guadalobón
  • Punta Pinillo
  • El Velerín
  • El Castor
  • Playabella
  • El Padrón
  • Guadalmansa
  • Saladillo
  • Casasola
  • Atalaya

Puerto Banús Beaches

  • The Ocean
  • Buddha
  • Soul
  • Levante Beach
  • Mistral
  • Plaza Beach
  • Pedro's Beach

Malaga Spain

  • Playa de la Malagueta
  • Playa Palo
  • Playa Huellín
  • Playa Las Acacias
  • Estepona Beaches
  • La Rada
  • Playa del Cristo
A Map of the Greek Islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea

A Map of the Greek Islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea

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