Visiting the Old Continent usually means visiting landmarks and historic places that tell stories of long forgotten eras. Europe also has stunning destinations for honey moon and for couples who love romantic escapades. In addition to history and romance, the continent’s waters and winds created the conditions for some amazing windsurfing destinations that are visited by tourists from all over the world.
Whether you choose the country and location in Europe based solely on the windsurfing opportunities or you already planned a trip to a European country and you want to incorporate windsurfing in your list of activities, here’s a list of the best windsurfing destinations in Europe:
Porto Pollo, Italy
This Sardinian island is one of the best destinations for windsurfing in Europe and it is a great place for those who have no prior experience in the sport since the spot is great for all experience levels.
Porto Pollo is the perfect island for a family holiday and besides windsurfing it offers a long list of cultural activities for tourists.
From May to October, Vasiliki makes a good destination for windsurfing, especially for beginners who want to learn the basics. The beautiful beach resorts, perfect weather conditions and warm waters make the island perfect for a sunny, relaxing vacation.
Antalya is a tourist destination in Turkey that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Home to sunny beaches and numerous interesting place, Antalya has an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius all year round and this makes it the perfect resort city for those who want to enjoy summer temperatures throughout the entire year. However, those who want to give windsurfing a chance should visit Antalya during summer months since the winds are at their best during this season.
The Irish windsurfing community loves Belmullet for the winds that make the coastal town a great destination for their favorite sport. However, if you plan to visit the country and try windsurfing, there are numerous locations for windsurfing in Ireland that are perfect for all levels of experience.
If you plan to visit Tarifa, you do not have to worry about the perfect time for windsurfing since the “Wind Capital of the World” offers amazing conditions for this fun sport year round. This Spanish location is perfect for those who love nightlife activities as much as day time fun.
Croatia is a top destination for people fascinated with history and water activities. There are plenty of attractions that can be discovered and great cities to visit in the country and if you plan a day or two of windsurfing fun, you need to stop in Zadar to enjoy the winds and waters. When you get tired of windsurfing, you can visit the Roman Forum and the old churches in the city.
France is not only for romantic getaways and visiting museums and landmarks. The country offers many opportunities to those who want to enjoy more engaging activities like windsurfing. Biarritz is the perfect destination for this sport and it is easily accessible from Paris by train.