The beaches in Marseille, Nice, Rimini and Sorrento and the rich cultural heritages of these cities make for a holiday experience of a lifetime.
Marseille is the second largest city in France. The main attractions of this city are its beaches and its colorful old harbor. Marseille is home to picturesque island and resort towns. Don’t miss out on an excursion to the resort town of Cassis, which is surrounded by gorgeous white cliffs. Apart from that, there are some really spellbinding beaches in and around this city., including the Plage des Catlans that is walking distance from the city center. The food served at these beach restaurants is some of the best in the city featuring exquisite French sea food delicacies that are a must try.
Where to sleep in Marseille – Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel
Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel is a newly renovated hostel in Marseille. We’re located in the Old Port area, walking distance from beaches, bars, clubs, the central market and the famous Notre Dame church. We offer charming two to eight bed rooms, all of which are clean and equipped with comfy wooden bunk beds.
Every room in our hostel is carefully designed and decorated by local artists according to the unique character of each room. We’ll make sure that you feel like you’re home here. After you’ve been on the road all day, or walking around the city, you can relax in our cosy and friendly common areas, have a drink, talk and make friends.
What is nice about Nice, France? It is a bright town in the French Riviera with blue waters, stunning beaches and temperate climate. The beaches are a little rough and pebbly for some, but they are set in one of the most spectacular bays in the whole of France. Beaches near Antibes and Jean les Pins are sandier than most of those that you will find along Nice’s coast.
The food served at the coastal restaurants is basically the Mediterranean cuisine and French wines just add to its delight. Moreover, boats are readily available to take you out to sea where you can have an amazing view of the beautiful blue waters of the Cote d’Azur. Apart from the beaches, Nice offers little bit of everything. Its museums and cathedrals are worth visiting to take in the French cultural heritage. The towering landmark of the Russian Cathedral is hard to miss and it dates you back to the Russian revolution.
Where to sleep in Nice – Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel
Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel is a huge sociable and stylish hostel in Nice for travellers of all nationalities and all ages. The hostel has both clean and airy dorm rooms and stylish private rooms with private bathrooms. The best Hostel in Nice services include: Free WiFi and Computers, Towels, a 24 hour Gym, Walking Tour of Nice, a huge Bar with Happy Hours every night to cool down and recharge your batteries after a day out on the beach!
France and Italy offer some really splendid cities and beaches that can make a beach holiday worthwhile for any backpacker. These attractions will give you memories of a lifetime while being affordable at the same time.
Located just 3hours away from the city of Venice and 1 hour from Bologna, Rimini is the perfect destination for all beach lovers. And it happens to be the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast of Italy, not only with locals but with international tourists alike. The beautiful coastline and stunning beaches make this city a star tourist and backpacking attraction. Rimini has excellent Hostels, and Sunflower Beach Backpackers hostel is just a stone’s throw away from the promenade. The atmosphere all along is calm and relaxing, while the boardwalk lights up at night with some of Italy’s biggest and best bars and nightclubs making it a perfect beach holiday destination. If what you are looking for a beach holiday, then the answer is Rimini.
Where to sleep in Rimini – Villa Saint Exupery Beach Hostel
The Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel is the best party Hostel on the beach in Italy. Situated in the heart of the gorgeous Adriatic coast, it’s only 200m from the beautiful sandy beaches and minutes’ walk from surrounding night clubs, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.
At Sunflower Beach Rimini Hostel there’s a big communal kitchen open to everyone, but more importantly the hostel has one of the busiest, craziest bars in the whole town. The happy hour deals and cheap draft beer will get your night off to the best start.
Facing the bay of Naples in southern Italy you can find the lovely town of Sorrento. Located in the famous Amalfi Coast this charming village can offer exquisite landscapes where the sea meets the mountains and a traditional and historical old town. The concept of beach in Sorrento is quite different from other parts of southern Europe, here you can relax and enjoy the sun on the bathing establishment along the bay. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas and admire the view over Naples and Vesuvius. Not a sandy beach experience but we guarantee that i’ts worth it!
Where to sleep in Sorrento – Seven Hostel
Located in a stunning position overlooking the Bay of Naples, Seven Hostel, Sorrento will defy all your expectations for a hostel. Decorated and fitted out to the highest standards, the hostel has a young, fresh feel, perfectly in harmony with its setting in an ancient 19th century building.
Much like its surrounding area, Seven Hostel matches the old with the new, the historic with the modern. As evening descends over the Mediterranean Sea, the perfect place to see the night in is in the terrace bar, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. It’s a great place to meet fellow travelers in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting.