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Beach Holidays in Europe

A fisherman watches a storm approach Zanzibar.

Advice

The Tripologist

The Tripologist I'm a female in my late 20s about to embark on a trip to Africa. I think I'd like to relax by a beach.

Portugal

Perfect beach at the (old) end of the earth

Fine swathe of sand ... Portugal's Algarve coast offers an ideal escape.

Mary Lussiana finds a quiet, unspoilt stretch of sand at odds with the rest of the Algarve.

Ultimate sights

The world's most unusual beaches

Papakolea Beach.

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days.

Beaches

The world's best city beaches

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Young woman rinsing off at beach.

Liz Porter From Bondi to Berlin, here are the best beaches to be found within the boundaries of major cities.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Beach time: Britain embraces first warm weather

Women walk along the beach in Margate, southern England. Much of Britain enjoyed warm and sunny weather.

Much of Britain enjoyed its first wave of warm and sunny weather this with many flocking to the seaside for some sun and fun as the temperatures hit the mid-20s.

Photos

The best beach in the world

Best beach in the world Rabbit Beach Sicily

Rabbit Beach in Sicily, Italy, has been named the best beach in the world by travel website TripAdvisor, based on reviews and rankings from millions of users.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

In search of sun, sand and je ne sais quoi

Tripologist My daughters have organised a week's holiday near Avignon in the last week of June. Following that week we would like to find a holiday cottage near the beach.

Expert advice

Tripologist: Get us to a Greek hideaway

Michael Gebicki We've visited Greece and some of its islands and have loved the lifestyle so much we're thinking of living there for a year.

Map of Europe

Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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