The 6 Beaches You Need To Catch Some Rays At This Summer

By Allie Filmanowicz

Beach season is here whether we are ready or not! Check out this list of beaches that cannot be missed while you are studying abroad this summer, and start crossing them off your bucket list.

1. Positano – the Amalfi Coast, Italy


Famous for its cliffside views and beautiful water, Positano is the perfect place to spend any beach day! Spend your day basking in the sun on your private beach chair, rent a boat to cruise with your friends around the coast, rent a stand-up paddleboard to explore Positano’s rocky cliffs, or go explore the winding streets and beautiful shops.

2. The Blue Lagoon, Croatia

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The Blue Lagoon is known for its crystal clear blue water. It is perfect for spending the day relaxing on the beach or exploring the island. Have an outdoor cooked meal and take a nap underneath the shady trees.

3. Bačvice – Split, Croatia

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Bačvice is the perfect beach to visit if you want a taste of local life in Split! In the summer it fills up with locals and tourists alike looking to enjoy the sunshine and blue waters. Watch out for locals playing picigin, a game that looks like water volleyball and is native to this part of Croatia.

4. Monterosso Beach – Cinque Terre, Italy


After exploring the other four towns of the beautiful Cinque Terre national park, reward yourself with a dip in the ocean and a fresh homemade margarita. Monterosso is one of Italy’s most famous beaches, and you can reach it by train or hike. (We suggest doing the hike, as it is absolutely breathtaking)

5. Cala Grande Beach, Capri, Italy

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Located next to the Marina Grande port on the Island of Capri, Cala Grande Beach is an awesome beach to swim around and soak up the sun. You don’t need to worry about what’s swimming around in the water as it is crystal clear. Also, this beach is public and does not cost a fee to get in.

6. Krka National Waterfalls, Croatia

Although this may not be a beach, it’s still a top spot to catch some rays and enjoy being outside. Krka National Waterfalls is a place unlike any other with clear refreshing water that pours from a series of 7 waterfalls. Swim around and enjoy the beauty and nature the national park has to offer.