Continental Europe hotspots such as Ibiza, and the French, and Italian Riviera have always been popular summer holiday destinations for many Brits. However, there have been considerable changes in the UK after ‘Brexit’, terrorist attacks at Manchester stadium as well as the performance of the pound have tended to make a few heads turn. So here is where we’re expecting to be popular this summer;
Spain is the number one hotspot for most British tourists. 13 million Brits visited Spain in 2016 most of whom visited the beaches of the Spanish Riviera and Ibiza. However, according to our experts at CMC markets with the poor performance of the pound resulting in a poor exchange rate this places might be costly to spend a long summer holiday. Additionally, the big crowds are a safety risk. Our experts predict the following beaches will attract more visitors.
Cala Xarraca, Sant Joan de Labritja
This is a patch of rough sandy beach hidden at the north of Ibiza. Over the last three years, more visitors have been spotted enjoying the tranquil and quieter neighbouring coves. The beach has a number of fun family as well as individual activities such as kayaking, deep sea diving, fishing as well as sailing that are sure set to make your summer worthwhile. Considering its hidden nature the prices of food, drinks as well as accommodation are reasonable with today’s market.
S’Illot des Renclí, Sant Joan de Labritja
This a flat rocky beach that is open to the Mediterranean made famous over the years due to the restaurants as well as the dishes served to visitors. The beach is covered by shallow green water good for swimming, kayaking as well as a number of water sports such as water volleyball. The beach is tranquil and affordable being good value for money.
Cala Llentrisca, Sant Josep
When you talk of hidden treasures, this beach is just about a true definition of the term. The location of the beach is backed by lush green pine forests. The place is quiet only filled by the chirruping of cicadas. If you want your piece of private paradise in fun packed Ibiza this is your escape.
France was the second most visited country by Brits last summer, 8 million Brits are said to have visited French hotspots last year with most visitors making a dash for the French Riviera. However, considering the high costs of staying or shopping in places such as Monaco, the French Riviera was more of a stopover destination. Experts predict that the Mediterranean coast of Marseille will be flocked by visitors this year, and the launch of direct Eurostar train to this city reduces traveling time a factor that plays a significant role to British tourists. One area that has been highlighted is Quartier du Panier, which is perfect for holiday goers as it has excellent accommodation with the number of hotels in the area. Additionally, there are luxury relaxing cafes and shops to improve the experience, for example, the famous La Grande Savonnerie. The area has a number of unbeatable sites such as the neo-Byzantine clerical Notre-Dame de la Garde. Friche La Belle de Mai is just an example of where the younger holiday goers can visit during their time in Mediterranean France.
The British summer tourists highlighted Italy as the third most visited country. The Italian Riviera is one of those places that feels like a customized summer location by Mother Nature. However, the place shares the same weakness as the French Riviera considering it is costly. Our experts, however, have highlighted the beaches of Maremma as 2017 hotspot for tourist. This is known as Italy’s “red belt”, however, a look at the beaches shows only sand and blue water on its shores. The region has great restaurants as well as accommodation facilities at premium prices. The activities in this belt of beaches is a must have.