Spending your dream vacation in the heart of Europe's finest beaches can ultimately give a relaxing respite from the island's bustling party scene.

Whether you're planning to take a breath-taking escapade together with a tour or as a solo backpacker, or you want to spend time with family and friends, there is always a stunning stretch of coastline to suit everyone especially in the stunning beaches in Europe.

Post Magazine has listed down their top European Beaches, as reported by South China Morning Post.

This countdown, in no parti­cular order, is about the best European beaches that have been featured in Post Magazine travel articles. The list are as follows:

1. Sardinia, Italy

The Italian island has enough sublime stretches of squeaky sand to keep any self-respecting beach lover happy for weeks.

Spiaggia della Pelosa or the La Pelosa beach with its shallow turquoise waters and salty white sands, is a true Sardinian oasis and arguably one of the best beaches of Europe, as described by the Sardinian Beaches.com

2. Costa Brava, Spain

Northern Europeans usually spent two weeks in the large Costa Brava resorts and returned home with golden tans and souvenir castanets

Sa Tuna Beach is described as one of the best golden beaches in Europe as it is known in its golden sands.

3. Crete, Greece

The Greek island of Crete has three world-class beaches within an hour of each other:

Elafonisi is a magical place known for its pale pink and white sands and inviting turquoise sea.

Balos Lagoon is tagged as the most photographed beach in Crete.

Falassarna Bay is famous for its large beach. It is huge enough to accommodate the summer crowds and has cafés, tavernas and hotels.

4. Blue Lagoon, Malta

Accordingly, Malta is a "swim off the rocks" kind of place, with no outstanding beaches to speak of.

Comino Island, is described as a sweep of talcum powder sand and gin-clear water known as the Blue Lagoon.

5. Fuerteventura, Spain

The beaches in the Canary Island are described as heavenly as travelers visit the place and was mesmerized by its beauty.

When winter comes to the rest of Europe, the water is still warm enough for swimming. The "vent" in Fuerteventura and Sotavento means "wind" but there are plenty of calm days, too, as explained by South China Morning Post.