Snorkelling is fantastic fun for kids and adults! What better way to spend time with your friends and family on holiday than exploring sea beds together and getting close to colourful and tropical fish and sea plants?
Some beaches are more appropriate than others for snorkelling; beaches with a rocky seabed, clear waters and located away from the noisy and busy crowds. To help water-lovers ensure a successful time snorkelling on holiday – for the best chance of seeing some stunning underwater life – we’ve compiled a list of five of our favourite places to go snorkelling.
Crete, Greece’s largest island, is ideal for snorkelling due to its warm water temperatures (in summer particularly, from 22*C to 27*C), clear waters, rocky sea beds and most important of all – fantastic variety of fish and sea-plants, including starfish and eels! The south coast of Crete is particularly popular for those looking to spot interesting sealife.
Many of Sardinia’s beautiful beaches offer amazing snorkelling opportunities – a favourite being Cala Brandinichi Beach. With clear, shallow waters, you’re sure to enjoy the fascinating underwater scenery.
Cyprus has some fantastic snorkelling sites with various unspoilt beaches with rocky waters. The sea caves of Ayia Napa, Konnos Bay and Fig Tree Bay are popular destinations for avid snorkelers and explorers.
The island of Porquerolles, just off France’s Mediterranean Coast, gives divers the chance to explore shipwrecks, slopes and caves – but also offers snorkelers adventures in the clear waters! With a variety of brilliant snorkelling sites, you can peacefully enjoy exploring the water scenery around the island.
The Spanish island of Mallorca is a snorkeller’s paradise. With crystal clear waters across various small, secluded beaches, snorkelers of any level of experience can enjoy explorer the sea beds after relaxing on soft, golden sands. Favourite beaches for snorkelers include Arenal Playda de Palma and Cala Morlands.