5. Nazare Beach (4.7*), Portugal – Blue Planet 2
“Nazaré beach, with its mild climate and natural beauty, has one of the most ancient traditions connected to fishing in Portugal,” explains Visit Portugal.
“The long sandy half-moon shaped beach, which is also the town’s seafront, is known for its grandeur and for the brightly-coloured awnings that decorate the white sandy beaches, contrasting with the blue of the water.”
They added: “These days, Nazaré’s major attractions are the waves and surfing, thanks to the ‘Nazaré Canyon’, a submarine geomorphological phenomenon that allows the formation of perfect giant waves. It is the largest underwater canyon in Europe, about 170 kilometres along the coast, reaching a depth of 5,000 metres.”
Blue Planet II is en eight-episode wildlife documentary series, presented and narrated by David Attenborough, exploring the planet’s oceans.
6. Spiaggia del Buon Dormire (4.6*), Campania, Italy – Wonder Woman
According to website Live Salerno: “The beach of Buondormire is among the most popular beaches of Salerno, it’s located right in the heart of the Cilento Coast, and is one of the most beautiful places of Cilento.
“Here you will find a surreal landscape, the beach is famous for the incredible colours of the sea, here the water is clear and emerald, the sand is golden and very fine.”
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name starring Gal Gadot.
7. Stiniva Cove (4.6*), Croatia – Porco Rosso
“Stiniva beach is located at the southern part of the island Vis – the farthest inhabited island in Croatia,” clarifies website Stinvia Vis.
“Stiniva cove is known for its unique natural beauty dominated by high cliffs that form a small ‘sea entrance’ to this pebble beach with clear turquoise sea. It was voted, by tourism organisation European Best Destinations, as the most most beautiful beach in Europe.”
Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated comedy-adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.