You don't have to go to the Caribbean or Polynesia. There are many great yachting destinations throughout Mediterranean. Some of these places are only accessible by boat, so they remain largely untouched. Having found them, you will enjoy unforgettable views in silence and complete idyll, which is interrupted only by the cries of seagulls and the sound of rumbling waves.
10 beautiful bays and bays in Mediterranean for an unforgettable sailing trip
What are the most beautiful bays and bays to visit on a yacht?
If you are dreaming of abandoned coves, pristine white sandy beaches in remote bays hidden throughout the Mediterranean, and clear turquoise seas, you will love these magnificent destinations, especially since the Mediterranean sailing season is open!
Beautiful coves and bays in Greece
The Greek Islands are synonymous with diversity! Life alone will not be enough to see the many bays and beaches of Greece. Although the yachting infrastructure is not as developed as in Croatia, you can count on low prices, great hospitality, fine dining and the most stunning sea you can imagine.
On the island Skiathos in the Aegean Sea, in the western part of the archipelago Northern Sporades, there is Lalaria beach, to which the island roads do not lead. You can only get here from the sea. Legend has it that if you walk through the naturally formed stone gate at the tip of the bay, you will find eternal youth. Try it! Even if you fail, there is no doubt that you will love this amazing place. Lalaria Beach is beautiful with its impressive cliffs and white sand washed by turquoise sea.
Lalaria Beach, Skiathos, Greece
On the island Milos in the Sarakiniko Bay, in the west of the island, there is a beach of the same name, surrounded by a lunar landscape. Time slows down here. This is the island's own world, the world of snow-white rocks, caves and the sea. Waves caused by northerly winds shape the bay's grayish-white volcanic rocks into amazing shapes. Unusual formations in the bay Sarakiniko border with almost 2 kilometers of coastline, which can be explored "by the centimeter". Along the way, you will discover beautiful little coves and many caves. Or go ashore and walk through the village Mantrakia.
Sarakiniko Bay, Milos, Greece
Beautiful coves and bays in Italy
It is almost impossible to choose the most beautiful coves in Italy. Italian islands and tiny islets hide hundreds of coves. We will tell you about two beautiful bays and one beach hidden from the eyes of tourists. While sailing around the islands of Italy, you are sure to find many other small and beautiful bays.
On the island Favignana not far from Marsala on Sicily, located paradise coast Cala Rossawhere the heavenly blue sea surrounds the majestic white cliffs. The best way to get here is by yacht and the views are truly breathtaking. You will discover a beach of fine white sand with crystal clear waters and small cliffs surrounding this idyllic place. Next door, behind the cape, another amazing place Bue Marino.
Cala Rossa, Favignana, Italy
Cala Rossa, Favignana, Italy
On the island Elbe in the Tyrrhenian Seawhich is included in Tuscan archipelago, the beach is hidden between the rocks Punta Nera If you are dreaming of a wild, unspoiled beach that is still largely undetected, head to a small cove Punta Nera on the sunny coast Costa del Sole... With its steep, rocky coastline, there are no hiking tours and is best reached by boat, so you can enjoy a full day of tranquility. The beach is a multi-colored mixture of white sand and black sandstone, contrasting beautifully with the sea, which goes from light turquoise to magical dark blue. Hidden from curious tourists, the top of the cliffs is guarded by a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Punta Nera, Elba, Italy
On the island Sardinia there is one, just an exceptional beach Cala Luna. Sardinia is a paradise of beaches and hidden coves and each one stands out as truly special. Cala Luna Beach Gulf of Orosei on the east coast of Sardinia, perhaps the most beautiful Mediterranean beach accessible only from the sea. After swimming in a blue sea that closely resembles the Caribbean Sea, you can cool off in the fresh water at the mouth of the river, right behind the beach. Plus, there are several large caves with stalactites right on the beach. If you bring your snorkeling masks, you can see the massive rock cliffs lying on the seabed. In this bay you can find other beautiful places such as the beach Cala Mariol with a thousand shades of blue water or a cave Bue Marino.
Cala Luna, Sardinia, Italy
Cala Luna, Sardinia, Italy
Beautiful coves and bays in Croatia
Croatia's long, rugged coastline is dotted with hundreds of islands, unspoiled nature and crystal clear waters with numerous bays. The beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly and rocky, but there are also beautiful sandy beaches. We will tell you about the most picturesque ones.
On the island Cres, there is a magical deserted beach Lubenice hidden in the emerald bay of St. Ivan. Covered with snow-white pebbles, it is located right below the town of Lubenice. In between swimming, take the steep trail to the medieval fortress on the cliff. It is not recommended to anchor in this bay at night, there is a safer place nearby, for example, in Cres Marina.
Lubenice Beach, Cres, Croatia
On the island Saplun, near the island Lastovo, there is a charming narrow sandy beach lined with fragrant pine trees and seems like a paradise for boaters. The sandy beach, quite rare in Croatia, will also appeal to children.
On the island Vis (Vis) there is a very romantic beach Stinivaand despite the fact that he is one of the most famous, he simply cannot be excluded from the list. It is worth visiting. The bay is surrounded by high cliffs, and at the end of a beautiful gorge overlooks a small pebble beach. Be sure to bring your snorkel and mask with you, as the numerous underwater reefs are teeming with fish. The beach is also accessible on foot, so the silence is best enjoyed outside the high season.
Stiniva, Vis, Croatia
Beautiful coves and bays in Spain
The best beaches can be found in the Balearic Islands. The azure sea is like the Caribbean, beautiful sheltered coves with fine white sand, pristine beaches, rich marine life and divine tranquility are simply unmatched.
On the island Formentera fishing beach Cala en Baster surrounded by high cliffs is located in a natural bay in the northeastern part of the island. due to its inaccessibility, this island is absolutely full of deserted beaches. On the beach Cala en Baster you can see unusual wooden paths used by local fishermen, which are often the only ones you meet on the whole beach. Their boats are hidden in caves carved into the rock itself. Many interesting caves and crevices in the rocks will delight every lover of underwater life.
Cala en Baster, Formentera, Spain
On the island Menorca - another charming Spanish beach Cala Macarelleta which must be included in the route. Immersed in rocks and pine trees, a tiny island beach with white sand and turquoise sea will instantly take you to a parallel world and soothe your soul.
Cala Macarelleta, Menorca, Spain
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