Top Beach Yoga Retreats in Europe to Make the Most of Summer
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The soothing blue color of the water, the lulling of the waves, and the endless stretches of sand provide more than just the backdrop for a wonderful holiday.
Between the allure of the beach, the Zen-like atmosphere, and the history-filled destinations, Europe offers perfect places for yoga retreats.
Whether you need a change of scenery, want to feel the sand between your toes as you practice yoga, fancy visiting charming historical towns, or look forward to a day of surfing or hiking, look no further than a beach yoga retreat in Europe.
Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks of yoga retreats near the beach in the Old Continent.
Note: BookYogaRetreats offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you to alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
- Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
- Location: Ibiza, Spain
- Price: from 2,700 EUR
- Highlights: Evening silent walk and loving-kindness meditation at the beach; stay in a sea view eco-house
During this beach yoga retreat in Ibiza, you’ll have the unique chance to get undivided attention from the experienced and intuitive renowned teacher Opale, in an ideal peaceful location, only a few steps from the beach!
You’ll be staying at Agroturismo Sa Marina, a sea view eco-house, located in the magical surroundings of Pou des Lleó and Cala Boix. There’s no wi-fi and cell signal is capricious, offering an opportunity to immerse yourself into the introspective time.
The classes are designed in such a way that both the beginners and the regular practitioners will benefit from the yoga course.
The program can be adapted to both late sleeping holiday lovers and early birds.
Each day you’ll join a mindfulness meditation class (30 minutes), followed by a yoga session (90 minutes).
Lunch is at 12:30 pm at a nearby restaurant. Then you’ll have free time to explore the island, walk along the seashore, or in a pine forest. Of course, you can also choose to spend time on the beach.
On day 2, in the evening, you may join a Pilates class, while on day 5 you’ll enjoy either a silent walk and loving-kindness meditation at the beach. On another day, you’ll join an evening restorative yoga class.
Each morning, breakfast is served in the shaded outdoor living room. The food served is vegetarian.
Kindly book your flight to Ibiza Airport (IBZ). From here, you may take a taxi to the accommodation.
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Location: Alicante, Spain
- Price: from 1,029 EUR
- Highlights: Walks by the sea; 15-minute stroll to blue flag beach
If you are looking for some time away to practice yoga in a beautiful seaside location, this 8-day yoga retreat on Costa Blanca might be the perfect place for you!
You’ll attend a total of 12 yoga classes, take daily guided walks by the sea or in the woodland, and more.
This is an all-inclusive program so everything is accounted for in the price of the package: meals, accommodation, and all activities.
You’ll be staying in spacious en-suite apartments, decorated in a traditional Spanish style. All apartments have a basic kitchen, with kettle, tea-making facilities, and a fridge.
The facilities include a yoga roof terrace, an indoor activity studio, outdoor swimming pools, sunbeds, terrace areas, and more.
Yoga is the core of the program. Each day, there’s one all-level yoga class (suitable for beginners and intermediate-level practitioners). During the week, there are at least five intermediate classes, too.
Each day, you will also take part in exercise classes, such as rebounding, aqua aerobics, and more.
The package includes three meals each day, as well as water and detox juices. The food caters to a variety of dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
The closest airport is Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC) and the transfer is included in the price.
- Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
- Location: Bidart, France
- Price: from 450 EUR
- Highlights: Wild beach across the road
Join a holistic retreat on the beautiful coast of the Basque Country and enjoy a weekend reconnecting with yourself.
You’ll be staying in a location with an ocean view and wild beach just across the road. From the garden, you’ll have a splendid view of the mountains.
You’ll join two yoga sessions each day (for a total of 6 yoga sessions), enjoy daily guided meditation lessons, pranayama, and healing sessions, as well as Pilates and a slow fitness walk on the beach.
The package includes a farm-to-table organic vegetarian breakfast, as well as drinks (detox juice, healing smoothies, herbal teas, and coffee). Kindly let the organizer know if you have other dietary requirements.
The closest airport is Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ). The transfer is not included, but you may reach the retreat easily by bus, directly from the airport.
- Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
- Location: Lerins Islands, France
- Price: from 355 EUR
- Highlights: Practice yoga on the coast
During this yoga sailing holiday along the French Riviera, you’ll navigate from Nice to the wild Lérins Islands.
Just imagine practicing yoga every day in amazing landscapes. Join dynamic asana sessions on the coast and relax with pranayama and meditation on board the yacht. In total, there’ll be one asana and one pranayama/meditation session each day.
You’ll be staying on board the Dufour 4, a fully furnished and comfortable 13-meter sailing yacht with four cabins and two bathrooms.
During this holiday, you’ll get a chance to experience the magic of spending the night at sea. The brightness of the stars is rarely visible with such purity elsewhere; but in the middle of the sea, with no light pollution around, the atmosphere is poetic.
The exotic excursion also includes a tour of Lérins Islands by boat, and daily homemade vegetarian and vegan food. All beverages on board (water, coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages) are also included in the price.
Kindly book your flight to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). The transfer to the marina is not included.
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Location: Furadouro Ovar, Portugal
- Price: from 349 EUR
- Highlights: Virgin beaches near the resort
Are you longing for a special place, where time goes slowly and you rediscover your natural flow?
Then, look no further than a yoga holiday at the Golden Waves Surf and Yoga Lodge, a high comfort resort located by virgin beaches in Northern Portugal.
During this beach yoga retreat in Portugal, you’ll enjoy twice daily yoga sessions (for a total of 14), a daily buffet breakfast on the sunny terrace, an all-inclusive five-star dinner at the famous restaurant Oxala on Friday, and plenty of free time to explore the beach, lounge by the pool, and discover the surroundings.
The resort comprises three modern villas. You can choose between various types of rooms, all with private bathrooms and amenities. Guests can use the common kitchen to prepare their own meals.
The beautiful Zen Garden features pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surroundings. Enjoy the hammocks swinging into the gentle breeze and sink deeper into the daily practice of holistic breathing.
With ample free time available, the kilometers of virgin beaches will provide endless opportunities to connect to nature. Porto, Aveiro, and Ovar are also nearby and offer a lot of lovely things to do.
The closest airport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) in Porto. The airport transfer is available for an additional fee, but you may also take the economical public transfer to the resort.
Alternatively, you may also fly into Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) and take the train to the venue.
»Read more: The Ultimate Guide to Portugal Yoga Destinations
- Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
- Location: Ericeira, Portugal
- Price: from 427 EUR
- Highlights: The beach is a 2-minute walk from the retreat
Mix surfing and yoga on a holiday that will allow you to improve your strength and flexibility. Immerse in the relaxed atmosphere and take a break from your busy life.
You’ll be staying in a Portuguese villa with a large terrace with an ocean view and a big garden. There are several types of rooms to choose from and there’s also a kitchenette available to prepare lunch. Yoga classes take place in a Mongolian yurt.
The program is flexible, depending on the weather and ocean conditions to allow the guest to fully enjoy the waves. In addition to surfing classes, you may choose one of the daily yoga sessions. The one in the morning, at 8:30 a.m., is dynamic and energized; while the one in the afternoon, at 6 pm, is slow and focused on deep stretching.
Beginner and intermediate surfers are welcomed. And if you travel with kids who want to learn how to surf, separate groups can be formed for them.
The package includes breakfast and dinner, which caters to a variety of dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan.
The villa is located on a hill just outside Ericeira, so São Julião beach is nearby, as well as the famous fishing town. Explore the restaurants, enjoy the local fare, and soak up the atmosphere.
There are trails that lead you directly to superb beaches. And if you fancy more strenuous treks, you can venture on trails winding through Sintra and Cascais Natural Park.
Make sure to book your flight to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). The transfer is available for an additional fee.
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Location: Kos, Greece
- Price: from 775 EUR
- Highlights: The hotel is 5-minutes’ walk from the sea
Relax, recharge, and be pampered on a yoga hiking holiday in Greece. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, fantastic hikes, and sunset meditation close to Asklepion.
You’ll be staying at Zenzoí Lifestyle Hotel, located just a 5-minutes walk from the beach. All rooms feature private bathrooms and a balcony, with splendid views of the sunset.
The package includes a vegan or vegetarian breakfast and dinner, every day. Kos town is just 1.5 km away, allowing you to enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in tavernas, if you wish.
You’ll welcome the first sun beans on the yoga mat, every day. After a healthy breakfast, you’ll have time for yourself until early evening when you’ll join a relaxing Yin session, followed by dinner.
On one evening, you’ll attend a special sunset meditation at Hippocrates Altis, close to the Asklepion, a sacred place of Hippocrates, who was born on the island of Kos. On another evening, you’ll visit Therma, a natural hot spring.
On two later afternoons, instead of the second yoga session, you’ll explore Kos on some beautiful treks taking you through unspoiled nature.
The island is served by Kos Island International Airport (KOS). The transfer is included in the package.
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Location: Corfu, Greece
- Price: from 627 EUR
- Highlights: Yoga class on the beach & on a peninsula
Reconnect your senses and find space within your surroundings during a beach yoga retreat in Corfu and enhance your overall well-being throughout the daily practice of yoga.
You’ll be staying in a villa, located a stone’s throw away from Almyros beach. Offering breathtaking views of the Albanian coast, the accommodation features five bedrooms, each with a picturesque balcony.
During this yoga holiday, there are no rules and regulations. You’ll practice yoga twice daily, but you are also encouraged to enjoy your break. There are two spaces to practice yoga: in the back garden and on the beach.
You may choose among the additional activities so that your yoga retreat becomes the holiday of a lifetime.
The retreat runs from Saturday to Saturday; on Tuesday afternoon, if the weather is good, you’ll travel to Cape Drastis, for a unique yoga session, followed by an amazing sunset at the Seventh Heaven Cafe and Bar. Wednesday is your free day when you can explore the island of Corfu.
Daily breakfast, one Greek lunch, and five Greek vegetarian dinners are included in the package. On days when lunch is not included, you may walk 15 minutes by the beach to reach Acharavi village, where you will find plenty of tavernas and restaurants to enjoy a meal.
The island is served by Corfu International Airport (CFU). You may also take a ferry to the island either from the mainland (Patras) or from Italy (Venice, Ancona, Bari, or Brindisi). The transfer from either the airport or port is not included but you may take a taxi, rent a car, or catch the local bus to Corfu Town.
- Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
- Location: Sicily, Italy
- Price: from 472 EUR
- Highlights: A sunset walk along the beach
Go with the flow and enjoy a yoga holiday in Italy exactly how you want it to be.
Start your day with yoga at sunrise, enjoy a delicious breakfast, take an afternoon nap in the hammock, and welcome the sunset during a walk on the beach.
You’ll be staying at Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House, located just 30 meters away from the sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo, a 15 km Blue Flag beach. All rooms have air conditioning (hot and cold), a TV, fridge, private bathroom, and wi-fi.
Your day starts with the 8 a.m. yoga class and is followed by breakfast. For intermediate or advanced practitioners, there’s an optional yoga class available, too. Or you may choose to take the SUP class instead. The evening yoga class is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 8 p.m.
The package includes breakfast and dinner, as well as water and tea.
In your free time, explore the village on foot or by bicycle (rent one for free from the retreat). Unspoiled by tourism, the small village of Santa Maria del Focallo is a real hidden gem. If you crave gelato or want to go out for lunch, however, you’d have to travel 5km to the town of Pozzallo.
The closest airport is Comiso Airport (CIY), but you may find it easier to book a flight to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). The transfer is available from both, for an additional fee.
»Read more: Your Guide to Yoga Retreats in Sicily
- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- Location: Misano Adriatico, Italy
- Price: from 510 EUR
- Highlights: The hotel is located 20 m from the beach
Free your mind from stress, regain your creativity, and enjoy a holiday in Italy.
This beach hotel yoga holiday program is specially designed to help you unwind and forget about whatever is causing your trouble and will give you a great foundation in understanding how to look after yourself better with yoga
You’ll be staying in a 2-star hotel, just 20 meters from the beach of Misano Brasile and the beautiful promenade of Misano Adriatico. All rooms have air conditioning and are comfortable.
There will be two Hatha yoga classes daily and plenty of time for relaxation. Twice a week, the day ends with meditation.
The package includes three meals each day, as well as water, tea, and wine. While the retreat is vegetarian, you may enjoy fish if you wish. And do let the organizer know if you have other dietary requirements.
Aside from spending time on the nearby beach, the organizer also offers organized excursions on Sundays (when there are no yoga classes). There are plenty of options available, including a sailing trip or exploring the small medieval state of San Marino.
Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI) is the closest airport, but you may also book a flight to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). The airport transfer is not provided but can be arranged upon request. From either airport, you can take the train to Misano Adriatico.
»Read more: The Ultimate Guide to Yoga Retreats in Italy
- Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
- Location: Kent, United Kingdom
- Price: from 1,501 EUR
- Highlights: The hotel is located on a secluded sandy beach.
Reclaim and revitalize your life with personalized support in a luxurious setting in the UK.
You’ll be staying in a 5-star hotel, located on a secluded beach, seconds away from the sea. The retreat has only seven rooms, all designed based on various themes.
The program includes daily yoga sessions, two breathwork sessions, guided creative visualization, meditation techniques, personal coaching, and more.
The package comprises daily healthy vegan detox juices. Vegan food is available for an additional cost and is prepared by the chef from the local vegan café The Mortar & Pestle.
This luxury hotel is particularly famous for featuring the pioneering real sunlight room for healthy sunbathing and the gemstone Himalayan salt sauna. Take advantage of both when the weather is not suitable to soaking up the sun on the beach.
The retreat is located just 75 min from London, so you have plenty of choices for airports to fly into. Gatwick Airport (GTW) is the closest. The transfer is not provided from any airport.
»Read more: Your Guide to UK’s Best Yoga Destinations
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Location: Basina, Hvar Island, Croatia
- Price: from 700 EUR
- Highlights: Secluded beaches steps away from the accommodation
Immerse into the natural setting, enjoy yoga classes, guided meditation, and breathing sessions in Basina Bay, on the splendid island of Hvar.
You’ll be staying in a house that features 3 apartments, each with a terrace and a bathroom. The house has a sea view, and the beach is just seconds away.
The program is optimized to give you the most of this beach yoga retreat in Croatia. There will be two yoga classes daily, as well as a meditation or pranayama class. Each evening is a bit different. Sometimes there’ll be a visit to a nearby town, other times a celebration at the retreat, or just enjoying the time together on the terrace.
Three excursions are included in the package. You’ll be visiting Hvar town for sightseeing and spending time on a beach, take a boat ride to Bol on Brač island to enjoy its beaches, and Stari Grad to explore the Old Town’s center. In addition, you’ll also visit one of the famous beaches on the island and take a walking tour to explore the bay.
Three vegetarian or vegan meals are included each day, as well as water and tea. Kindly let the organizer know if you have other dietary requirements.
The closest airport is Split Airport (SPU) but you may also fly into Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). From Split, you’d need to take a ferry to Stari Grad. The organizer will pick you up from the port (pick-up/drop-off is included in the package).
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*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.
By the sea or in the mountains, a weekend yoga retreat in Europe can fit into anyone’s schedule!