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Europe’s Most Instagrammable Beaches

To inspire holidaymakers who are looking for their next destination, online tour operator weloveholidays has compiled a list of the 20 most Instagrammed beaches across Europe.

When going on holiday, you’ll likely find yourself snapping a few photos of the stunning places you’ve visited. And if you don’t share it on Instagram – did it even happen?

With Google searches for the ‘10 most beautiful beaches in Europe’ up by +300% over the past 12 months, it’s clear travellers cannot wait to explore Europe’s beaches this summer.

Taking the top spot is Positano Beach on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The crystal-clear waters and neatly placed sun loungers along the beach are popular spots for holiday goers. In fact, over 2.5 million photos of #positano have been shared on Instagram so far. Cinque Terre, also in Italy, follows in second, with 2,479,239 Instagram posts, and the Spanish beach, Sitges, comes third with a whopping one million posts less.

German beaches, such as those on the islands Sylt and Rügen, rank fourth and eighth respectively, whereas the white cliffs in #etretat, France, missed the top 10, ranking 14th, with just 459,486 Instagram posts.

Europe’s 20 most Instagrammable beaches:

Rank Country Beach Hashtag IG posts
1 Italy Positano, Amalfi Coast #positano 2,585,875
2 Italy Cinque Terre #cinqueterre 2,479,239
3 Spain Sitges #sitges 1,592,814
4 Germany Insel Sylt #sylt 1,356,625
5 Spain Puerto Banus, Marbella #puertobanus 979,917
6 Spain Maspalomas beach #maspalomas 879,271
7 Italy Polignano a Mare, Puglia #polignanoamare 855,996
8 Germany Binzer Strand, Rügen #rügen 812,464
9 Netherlands Texel #texel 746,882
10 Norway Kristiansand #kristiansand 726,584
11 Spain Nerja Beach #nerja 603,534
12 Germany Warnemünde, Rostock #warnemünde 478,279
13 Germany Usedom #usedom 467,906
14 France Etretat #etretat 459,486
15 Spain Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava #tossademar 427,439
16 Italy San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily #sanvitolocapo 367,396
17 Germany Südstrand, Fehmarn #fehmarn 354,070
18 Germany Weiße Düne, Norderney #norderney 333,619
19 UK Durdle Door Beach #durdledoor 295,051
20 Portugal Costa da Caparica #costadacaparica 242,961