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Activity holidays in Europe

Are you dreaming of a relaxing day at the beach? How about a mountain bike adventure? Or maybe a day on the water - sailing, windsurfing, or kayaking? Our beachclubs, with sun-soaked beaches, sparkling seas and rolling hillsides, are in some top spots to let you do just that.


We've chosen some of the most beautiful destinations for activity holidays in Europe. Our beachclubs are dotted across the Mediterranean, tucked away in off-the-beaten-track locations in Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Croatia and Greece. We’re pretty sure you’ll find the perfect spot for your next holiday.

Our beachclub destinations

 NEW - Spain     Italy       Sardinia       Croatia         Greece       


At a glance...
  • Choose from eleven beachclubs
  • NEW - Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain
  • Airone Beachclub in Italy
  • Newly refurbished Alana Beachclub in Croatia
  • Beachfront locations
  • Sun soaked beaches
  • Great for watersports
  • Warm water and reliable breeze
  • Close to local culture


With its famously golden beaches and relaxed way of life, it's no wonder Spain is such a well-loved holiday destination. And while it certainly has its popular resorts, it's also a country with a rich culture, epic landscapes and fantastic conditions for water sports. Not to mention amazing food!


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Loved for its food, its art and passionate spirit, Italy is a fun-loving holiday destination. Away from the fast cars and stylish cities, the sleepy coastline of Europe's iconic book throws up vistas of sparkling seas as far as the eye can see, while the mountains of the rugged interior are just made for exploring.

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Off the western coast of Italy sits the idyllic island of Sardinia. This little piece of paradise is where Italian culture meets Caribbean-style white beaches, making it a superb destination for an activity holiday. The unspoilt Sardinian countryside is one of our favourite cycling locations, while those turquoise waters play host to a huge choice of water sports. 

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Relatively new to the tourism scene, Croatia boasts some of the most dramatic and untouched scenery in Europe. Towering peaks plunge steeply down to meet the emerald waters of the Adriatic Sea and thick pine forests provide shade during the hot summer months. With endless beautiful pebble beaches, the warm sea stays crystal clear and perfect for swimming.

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Home to the majority of our beachclubs, Greece has been a Neilson favourite for years. Maybe it's the sunshine climate and the olive groves. Maybe it's the hundreds of picturesque island scattered along the coastline. Or maybe it's the unbeatable wind conditions, making the country an incredible sailing and windsurfing hub. I all of that and so much more...

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