May 31, 2024 5 min read

The Best Beach Clubs In Europe

Bookmark these must-visit beach clubs for your next European vacation, guaranteed to offer sun, style and seriously good food.




El Silencio Ibiza

This laid-back Balearic beach club in Cala Molí mirrors the raw natural beauty of the island’s southwest coast. A bohemian beach haven designed with soft wood structures, rattan shades and natural linen, El Silencio has three relaxed spaces to choose from: the stylish beach restaurant, the swimming pool and the art installation area. The beach club maybe we one of Ibiza’s hottest hangouts, but it remains an unspoilt gem that effortlessly entwines sun-drenched shores, gastronomy, culture and impeccable service. Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco heads up the kitchen, and has delivered a seasonal menu that boasts the best of Spanish life with flavour-packed tapas dishes and Peruvian favourites made with local produce. This serene location is certainly not one to be missed.


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A winning combination of award-winning food, rugged cliff surroundings and bare-foot luxury, Jondal is said to be Ibiza’s most loved chiringuito. Situated under a canopy of twisted Sabrina trees, the calming ambience has a pine-forest backdrop and chic, understated interiors rooted in Ibizan nature. Arguably the best gastronomic experience on the island, eating well is the top priority here. Listen to the sound of the waves and overlook the azure-blue sea whilst dining on seafood stars like cigalas al ajillo, meaty lobster and freshly caught fish whilst potentially spotting actual stars – it’s a hit with the A-list crowd. You’ll want to book your table at this premier lunch spot well in advance.


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Dune Beach Marbella

Officially named the 'Best European Destination for 2024' by Forbes, Dune Beach Marbella is a new beach concept in the small town of El Rosario. Although under the same umbrella as Ocean Club Marbella, this is a far cry from the glitzy party atmosphere of its older sibling. Situated directly on the beach and surrounded by protected sand dunes, spectacular views will sweep you away and chic, earthy interiors that flawlessly blend in with the natural surroundings are unlike anything neighbouring on the stretch of Costa del Sol coastline. Dine under the wooden pergola, or walk through the sand dunes to the beach-side sun loungers shaded by crochet parasols. Cuisine boasts flavours of both the east and the west, with influences stemming from Lebanon to the Mediterranean. Expect middle eastern flatbreads, marinated tiger prawns, Kobe flank steaks and hearty salads, and wash down with the Matcha Green Tea Cobbler or a Dune Espresso Martini. 



Playa Padre Marbella

This Tulum-inspired haven situated on Marbella’s port is styled with boho-chic interiors and a plethora of palm trees that creates a tropic-like atmosphere. Here, everything is designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Hammocks and Balinese beds are strewn across the white sands, just a few metres from the sea and soft sounds are the backdrop to a laid-back beach day. The kitchen serves up Spanish/Mexican cuisine with flavours from the sea at the forefront – the soft shell crab tacos and scallop sushi a particularly good crowd pleaser. Cocktails are pretty special here, so be sure to join for sundowners and order the Frida Khalo or the Pico Rico Margarita. You’ll find the magic of Tulum here at Playa Padre.


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La Réserve àla Plage

This beautifully refined beach club is located on the white sands of Pampelonne beach, and is the pinnacle of quiet luxury. Perfectly exuding a chic summer spirit with burnt orange and white stripe cushions and an abundance of natural textures, La Réserve à la Plage has invited luxury Italian fashion house Loro Piana to take over its famous sands, with subtly branded parasols, beach towels and furnishings embodying the glamorous essence of Saint Tropez. Sun-seekers can enjoy the epitome of French elegance on the shores whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the French Riviera, hopping between the sleek double sunbeds and the restaurant, where Normandy-born chef Nicolas Cantrel has curated an exceptional menu harbouring only the best produce. Order the La Paëlla à la Plage and wash down with a glass of Minuty rosé, it’ll certainly set the scene.


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Jardin Tropezina

Located within Airelles Saint-Tropez Hotel, Jardin Tropezina Beach Club invites guests to drift away on fine sands giving way to the azure Mediterranean seas. Start your day sipping cocktails on a private sun lounger, before settling in for a long lunch at the lush Mediterranean garden-terrace, rich in trees and shrubs, headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-François Piège. Dishes are an ode to the sun-soaked region, with a menu that captures the best of the Mediterranean: stand out plates included the marinated red mediterranean shrimps and baked large Langoustines with wild garlic. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, so you’ll want to stay for sunset and relax with a glass of wine in-hand, before finishing the night the St Tropez way.


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As its namesake, Beefbar is known for serving up the best beef on the island, but it’s also proudly serves leaf and reef too. Situated in the chic boutique hotel Bill & Coo Coast Suites on Agios Ioannis Beach, the restaurant's terrace is canopied by leafy mulberry trees and rattan roofing and overlooks the magnificent bay, making it the perfect spot to seek shade on a sun drenched summer's day. Views out to the sea can be admired from the decking, or on the sun beds lining the glistening water. Every detail here is stylish, from the ochre tones to the Bernardaud porcelain dinnerware and the food proposes a choice of seafood for a light Aegean lunch. Dine on tartare, ceviche, crab bites and calamari before returning to your sun lounger to catch the last of the afternoon sun. Meat aficionados will want to visit come evening for the finest of cuts.


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Alemagou is a boho oasis so authentic you’ll think you landed in Mexico, not Mykonos. Turning your idea of Mykonos on its head, this relaxed beachfront restaurant is a hidden gem that offers a unique escapism into Tulum whilst being on Grecian sand. Rustic charm is the name of the game here, with bohème influences scattered across the golden sands and cocooning cabanas with thatched parasols expertly inviting. Cocktails are served in coconut shells and are so good, you’ll end up staying til sunset. The Mexican inspirations stop there though, with rich flavours of the Mediterranean on the menu nurtured by chefs who draw inspiration from the local cuisine. Expect fresh fish, lobster pasta, grilled calamari and tuna tartare.


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