If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in Europe for a month (by a coast), where would you stay and why?
About me. I speak English. I want to be close to a beach. I want to stay in a nice town where it will be easy to meet people.
I am looking for ideas! Please help!
I would have said London but if you are looking for a great place next to a beach, where you will find a balance between the nightlife, the culture and history. This is a great place to be at. Lots of people speak english and you will have the chance to learn a bit of a new language.
I think you'd love my home town, Brighton. People there are brilliant, but the beach is attractive rather than a good place to sunbathe. It's only an hour from London.
If you want to go somewhere warmer, how about Croatia? Many of its towns (Dubrovnik, Pula, Split) are by the sea, and although I haven't been there I've heard nice things about the people.
It is like living in a post card.
I would warmly recommend Tel Aviv!!!
It has a beach, it has a wonderful variety of night life, people are very friendly so you can get to know them, it is only an hour or hour and a half drive from many other attractions: Jerusalem, the dead sea etc.
There is lots of sports activities you can do around
and the food is just GREAT!
I would have put Barcelona in second place, though I do not agree that many people there speak English - I think you would find the English level in Tel Aviv way higher. In Tel Aviv all good restaurants would carry a menu in English for example, something that is more rare in Barcelona.
San Sebastion The Basque lands Northern Spain , Great beach on the edge of town. People are warm and friendly, English spanish and french widely understood. Tapas Tapas Tapas Yum! Oh yeah less expensive than most places in provence or the cote D'Azure.
I have been to all the places I am suggesting: 1. Croatia for it's beauty and cleanliness. The coastline is dotted with many islands, and you could go island hopping. 2. Barcelona is a good suggestion by Synnott. 3. The gorgeous Amalfi Coast dotted with many little towns. Stay in Praiano instead of the more costly and famous Positano. 4. Any of the Greek islands, but not in the summer.. stay in the spring or fall when the weather is not so hot and over-run with tourists. 5. The southern, resort towns of Portugal and Spain are also lovely, but again, not in the summertime. Good luck in your choice and have a blast!
Wow. Thank you everyone for your ideas! I am thinking Spain - either San Sebastian or Barcelona for most of August...
I am heading to Italy later in my travels. I might add Croatia and Greece to the list as well!
I am currently in Alaska. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. If anyone has the opportunity - do check it out!
Lucky you! Yes, I have also spent a week on an Alaskan cruise followed by 10 days of driving around the state, including 2 nights in Denali National Park, which was awesome!
went by with the torch relay this year...amazing place...
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Hi OYEster, I am glad you are thinking of San Sebastion, Barcelona is a beautiful and interesting town but I had a bad experience there one August. There were 9 of us staying in an apartment with a plugged up Loo. Every Plumber in Barcelona seems to be on their vacation in August ! You will enjoy either place (providing your waterworks work) but San Sebastian seems a bit more relaxed than Barcelona. Good Luck.