If you’re a beach lover planning your holiday for summer 2016 then look no further. We’ve compiled our list of the top five beaches for a relaxing summer getaway. For the best spots in Europe and the Caribbean have a look at these beaches and look forward to your next holiday.

1. Es Grau, Menorca –
A tranquil, natural and quiet beach along the islands north east coast makes Es Grau in Menorca a popular choice for a relaxing escape. Its vast shallow waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling or even a gentle Sea Kayak along the coastline.

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2. Praia da Salema, Algarve –

Few beaches can say Dinosaur footprints are preserved in the limestone rocks surrounding them. Praia da Salema in the Algarve, however, can boast this feature as well as its gentle waves that are perfect for amateur surfers.

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3. Ramla l-Hamra Gozo, Malta –
As one of the Mediterranean’s best spots for snorkelling, the clear warm waters of Ramla l-Hamra Gozo in Malta are one of the islands best spots. Relax on the beach and admire the surrounding views.

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4. Playa del Amor (Hidden Beach), Mexico –

Only in Mexico can you find an underground beach! If you’re feeling adventurous, pay a visit the crescent shaped hole at Playa del Amor. You can get to it by swimming or kayaking through a long tunnel or taking a local boat trip.

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5. Shoal Bay, Antigua –

A true Caribbean beach paradise, Shoal Bay in Antigua has it all. Silky white sands, spectacular coral reefs and a long stretch of Caribbean bars and restaurants. Enjoy a slice of the good life in this Palm tree lined island.

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Tell us your favourite Summer 16 beach?