The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World 2021

Bamburgh, England

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Fans of European history will go wild over this unique entry to our list. This beach in Northumberland, England boasts a stunning example of medieval architecture. Bamburgh castle, whose remaining structures date all the way back to the 12th century, towers over the nearby beach, creating a royal scene worthy of the continent’s most revered poets. Those looking for fun in the sun should be warned that temperatures don’t get very high, but in the warmer months the water is temperate for children (or adults) to play in the waves, and the sight of the castle is sure to make the trip worth it all year round.