10 ideas for beach party holidays in Europe in 2016

Hvar Town, Central Dalmatia, Croatia

Croatia’s most fashionable island resort, Hvar Town numbers Prince Harry, Keira Knightley and Daniel Craig among its recent guests. It’s a magnet for yachting types, hence the pricey rustic-chic seafood restaurants.
Hvar’s beaches are perfect for lazing on by day – and there are plenty of beaches to party on all night
The most central beach is Bonj les Bains, a pebble bay rimmed by a curving white Thirties stone colonnade. Or, for a back-to-nature experience, catch a taxi-boat to the secluded pebble coves and pinewoods of the Pakleni islets. After dinner, take a midnight taxi-boat to Carpe Diem Beach in Stipanska Bay – a magical setting for all-night partying.

Jane Foster