Europe has so many countries and cultures to experience and enjoy. There are so many amazing places to visit but it is the alluring qualities of the sea which attract many people to the shores of Europes coastal countries.
Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France and Germany are just some of the countries which offer locations perfect for beach holidays and short breaks by the sea. Some of these destinations are wild and untamed areas but many of these offer superb facilities including cottages with sea views and hotels perched on cliff-tops high above the sea..
Many sea views can be enjoyed from cities and villages where you can explore the cultures of the locals, sample some of the delicious cuisine and wash it down with a tasty beer, wine or local tipple. Here are just a few of the best sea views in Europe where you can breath in the fresh ocean air.
Latrabjarg Sea Cliffs, Iceland - nature lovers will be in awe of the massive cliffs which are home to millions of birds such as gannets, razorbills, puffins and others. At 14km long and at 440 metres high, Latrabjarg is Europes largest bird cliff. The lighthouse marks the start of these cliffs and there is a footpath which allows you to climb to the highest point which is 444 metres high. It is very steep, and anyone who isn't particularly fit may battle; however, just reaching the lighthouse will be worthwhile and the stunning sea views will leave you spellbound.
Lulworth Coast, Dorset, England - There is only one word - spectacular. Many people tick the Lulworth Coast as one of the best sea views in Europe. Part of the Jurassic Coast and Englands first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the walks and cliffs are breathtaking. Lulworth Cove receives thousands of visitors a year and has featured on the TV programme 'Seven Natural Wonders'. From Lulworth Cove to Bindon Hill there are 336 steps to climb, but when you get t the top and take in the awesome miles of coast; you'll realise it was more than worth it.
Monastery of Kipouria, Island of Cefalonia, Greece - The monastery, built in 1759 is situated on the edge of a rocky cliff high above the sea. From the balcony of the monastery, you can enjoy spectacular sea views, and visitors who have already been there suggest you arrive toward evening to witness the wonderful sunsets. Lying 15km from Lixouri, this majestic tourist attraction; surrounded by nature won't disappoint. The monk who lives at the monastery will be too happy to extend some hospitality and share the magnificent views with you.
Hotel Ceasar Augustus, Capri, Italy - This spectacular and highly sought after hotel is situated on a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea. Many tourists say that this is surely one of the best sea views in Europe. Of course with such a setting, it provides unbeatable views, and you'll be able to cast you eyes over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast. With such peaceful surroundings and romantic sea views by night and by day, this wonderful place simply allows you to leave all your cares and worries behind.
Il San Pietro Di Positano, Italy - Another exquisite hotel built out of the jagged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. You'll be at a loss for words as you sit on the terraces and take in the endless sea views. You'' be able to see the village of Praiano and the Faraglioni Rocks of Capri. With such splendid sea views, the architects who designed this hotel ensured that each room has its own private terrace so that guests can benefit from every mood of the sea.