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: Saint-Raphaël, France
- Price: from 560 EUR
- Highlights: Accommodation with direct beach access
Set against the backdrop of the Massif de l'Esterel with its volcanic red rocks and the azure blue sea, this retreat welcomes you to dive into the heart of the elements.
Water, earth, air, and fire – you’ll discover the four elements throughout your stay, between tales and mythology, panoramas, and mantras!
You’ll be staying in a belle époque villa, with sea views, a swimming pool, and direct beach access.
In a fun and sporty atmosphere, you will walk towards lands unknown or forgotten.
Enjoy SUP yoga for the water element, hiking for the earth, Aerial yoga for the air, and the dragon dance for fire. In total, the package includes 6 yoga classes.
There’s also enough free time when you can swim, walk by the beach, enjoy massages at the accommodation, or just relax.
Included in the price are also two brunches, two dinners, a picnic (on top of the mountain), a breakfast, a lunch, and three snacks.
Please note that the instruction is in French.
- 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: 3 days / 2 nights
- Location: Furadouro, Portugal
- Price: from 149 EUR
- Highlights: Dinner at the restaurant by the beach; explore beaches on your free time
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 stay at the Golden Waves Surf Lodge, a luxury home that created an interior design that is perfect for people sharing good times together. The lounge area features a king-size sofa and plasma TV in front of the fireplace, as well as an extra-long dining table. The common kitchen is all yours, fully equipped and ready to use.
Start your day catching waves and end it with a sunset Yin yoga session. You’ll enjoy two days of surfing lessons (a total of 4 hours) and two yoga sessions (a total of 160 minutes).
Beginner surfers will get step-by-step instruction in the art of surfing. You’ll learn how to understand the ocean and enjoy the first contact with the water and its energy.
Intermediate surfers will improve their surfing skills. You’ll build up surf fitness, increase the number of waves you catch, and focus on reading the ocean.
Advanced surfers will get the most out of the trip. You’ll surf at perfect spots, get barreled, do aerials, or ride big waves.
The time between surf and yoga classes can be filled with various activities, including guided stand-up paddling tours, ocean walks on kilometers of empty wild beaches, free bike riding on Portugal's best bike trail network, or just by spending time by the pool.
The package includes a healthy breakfast and drinks (water, coffee, and tea).
Make sure to book your flight to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). The transfer is available for an additional cost. And, if you travel by land, the pick-up from local train station Ovar is included in the price.
- 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 660 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: 7 days / 6 nights
- Location: Elba, Italy
- Price: from 1,500 EUR
- Highlights: Beach Aerial class (depending on the weather and season)
Become part of an amazing journey and qualify in Aerial Yoga.
The newest trend in yoga, Aerial Yoga is easy to learn and very restorative. When you’re suspended in the swing, typical yoga poses become easier and more comfortable to achieve. You’ll also gain greater flexibility and improve your circulation.
You’ll be staying in an apartment at Villa Shanti. There’s AC and Wi-Fi throughout the house and the energy is generated by solar panels. Each apartment is unique, and each unit features a terrace and has a TV and AC.
The program includes daily yoga sessions, as well as Aerial workshops (teaching classes). You’ll focus on Power Yoga, as well as Aerial and Aerial Yoga Restorative.
On Saturday, depending on the season and weather, there’s a beach Aerial class.
You’ll enjoy half-board (breakfast and dinner) during your say.
Included in the price are also excursions to explore the magical island of Elba. And in your free time, there are plenty of walks to enjoy, spend time on the beach, or just relax at the villa’s restorative garden.
While you may fly into plenty of nearby airports, the best option is Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport – PSA). From here, you can take the airport bus to the train station in Pisa, take another bus to the port, and then hop on the ferry to Portoferraio.
»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
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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!