Vik, Iceland
Vik, Iceland

Lonely Planet has published a list of the 10 best beaches in Europe – and two sandy spots in the UK made the cut.

Travel experts hailed Bantham Beach, in Kingsbridge, Devon, as a good “all-rounder” for surfers, families and walkers, and promised the views at the remote Sandwood Bay, in Sutherland, north-west Scotland, more than make up for the cold sea water.

Here’s the top 10 in full:

1. Jaz, Budva, Montenegro

(Picture: Bratislav Tabas/Flickr)

2. Peniche, Portugal

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3. Rondinara, Corsica

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4. Cale Goloritze, Sardinia

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5. Vík, Iceland

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6. Bantham, Devon

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7. Sandwood Bay, north-west Scotland

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8. Cala Macarella, Minorca

(Picture: Roser Goula/Flickr)

9. Voutoumi, Antipaxi, Greece

(Picture: Sean O'Sullivan/Flickr)

10. Curonian Spit, Lithuania

(Picture: Valdotas Miselkis/Flickr)
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