7 best beaches near airports

Traveling can be quite stressful. So, why not make the most of your layover to go relax at the beach?

Did you know that where you like to vacation can reveal aspects of your personality? Studies show that people who prefer to visit beaches on holiday are usually more extroverted.

Whether you’re looking for relaxation, culture, or adventure, this list of the seven best beaches near airports has something for you.

1. Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai

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Al Mamzar Beach Park is a twenty-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. There, white sands are dotted with shady parasols, overlooking clear blue waters. You can easily find a comfortable spot to sit and take in the gorgeous panoramic views of Sharjah. 

There are many amenities here, too, such as pools, playgrounds, and barbecues. 

2. Banje Beach, Croatia

One quick bus ride away from Dubrovnik Airport, and a ten-minute walk from the city’s old town, Banje Beach is a must-visit. As well as boasting gorgeous city views, it offers fine dining at the Banje Beach restaurant lounge and club, as well as watersports for the thrill-seekers out there.

3. Cheung Sha Beach, Hong Kong

Cheung Sha Beach is the longest beach in Hong Kong. Surrounded by lush vegetation and tree-covered hills, the beach is a twenty-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport. 

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If you want some peace and quiet, visit the remote, picturesque Upper Cheung Sha. For beachside bars and restaurants, check out the Lower Cheung Sha instead.

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4. Lara Beach, Turkey

A mere fifteen-minute drive from Antalya Airport, Lara Beach is one of Turkey’s most well-known beaches. Stylish hotels look out over a promenade lined with restaurants and bars, and there are plenty of sunny, sandy spots for you to work on your tan, too!

5. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

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A forty-five-minute bus journey from Burgas Airport, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria is well-known for its bustling promenade of eye-catching souvenir shops and open-air eateries. Sunny Beach has something for everyone—a bustling nightlife, rolling dunes, and even go-karting!

6. Palma Nova, Majorca

The Spanish island of Majorca is well-known for its beaches, but Palma Nova is exceptional. The A11 bus can take you straight there from Palma Airport for a day of wandering the bars and restaurants near the waterfront or just lazing beneath a parasol.

7. La Barceloneta, Spain

La Barceloneta is the biggest beach in Barcelona and only a twenty-minute car journey from Barcelona Airport. If you have a hankering for tapas or paella, visit one of La Barceloneta’s many beach restaurants, followed by a drink at one of its stylish bars.


Whether you’re looking for food and drink, some sunbathing, or something more active, this list of the seven best beaches near airports will help you find your dream location!

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