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7 fairytale beaches for lovers to bask in the glow of a scenic sunset this winter

7 fairytale beaches for lovers to bask in the glow of a scenic sunset this winter

Are you and beau planning a beach getaway? Lastminute.com users suggest 7 pristine places, perfect for you two with beaches and dramatic sunsets.

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1. Larnaca, Cyprus "Amazing place with lots of beautiful beaches to visit, filled with very friendly helpful people."

Lastminute.com reviewer Rian says, "Weather was fantastic with great food. Amazing place with lots of beautiful beaches to visit, filled with very friendly helpful people. Sightseeing places: Greko caves, Makronssis beach, fig tee bay all amazing. Romantic experience: Beautiful meal in the lemongrass restaurant Protaras. Sibling's experience: Hired a car and travelled around all the best beaches - having our pool and villa amazing. I liked: Amazing weather-friendly people good food great bars."

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2. Kos, Greece " Paradise beach, was not only beautiful but also interesting."

Lastminute.com reviewer James adds, "Weather was stunning! We were recommended a restaurant in town on the first night and it was cheap and gorgeous for Greek food. We managed parasailing, natural hot springs, paradise beach, a Turkey trip and a boat trip around islands all within a reasonable budget. Adventure activities: Paradise beach, was not only beautiful but also interesting. We swam out at first looking for fish. After finding a few we stumbled upon an area that was geothermal called bubble bay or something along those lines (you can't miss it; there are bubbles coming from the sand underneath you as you swim) it was so different to things we had ever seen before! Definitely recommend. Places you saw: The natural hot springs were a great and free day out. All you buy is a bus ticket there (4 euros max I think) and then walk along a lovely beach to some natural hot springs that are right next to the sea. Fantastic day out! With lovely views when heading back to the bus stop! Romantic on the trip: The boat trip to the three islands around Kos was a very good place to take your partner. Paradise beach was glorious for the classic beach holiday setting for you and your partner. Para sailing was thrilling but intimate for you and your partner whilst also getting to see the glorious view of Kos."

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3. Fuengirola, Spain "Relaxing in the sun, on an amazing beach, after working hard all year."

Lastminute.com reviewer Graeme Ronald says, "Been to Fuengirola before, highly recommend, beach holiday this time, but bundles to do there. And only a short flight, take the train, rather than pay transfer fees a good service, which stops at most resorts and less than 3 euros. De-stressing tips: Just chilled, sunbathing, on a nice sandy beach, sunbeds available to hire, for 5 euros, but yours all day, safe to leave your belongings while you swim in the clear calm sea, stayed at Jabega apartments, basic but clean and friendly, entertainment every night, so beach by day, nice food and entertainment of an evening. Romantic experience: That's private. I liked: Relaxing in the sun, on an amazing beach, after working hard all year."

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4. Malaga, Spain "Like most on the trip: The beach!"

Lastminute.com reviewer Catrin says, "Food was super and the weather was amazing! The lovely breeze on the beach means it doesn't get overly hot but it's just the right temperature. The entertainment in the hotel was fun and the beachfront was so beautiful at night. Romantic on the trip: Lovely little Chinese restaurant on the beachfront and an English sports bar. Like most on the trip: The beach!"

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5. Menorca, Spain "Son Bou is a lovely beach..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Robin shares, "Weather in October was very hot, mid to high 20's. We saw many beaches and the food was a good meal for two and was priced around 30 euros with drinks or tapas. Adventure activities: Beaches are amazing to think I would prefer Cala n Blaine's though. Places you saw: Beach in Gardena is well worth a 2-mile walk blue waters are amazing. Romantic on the trip: Son Bou is a lovely beach. Haven't been there in 39 years and it hasn't changed much. Like most in the trip: The sea."

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6. Crete, Greece "Massage at the hotel, lying on the beach in the sunshine, cocktails at sunset."

Lastminute.com reviewer Ruby says, "We had fantastic beach weather and were extremely happy to find a blue flag awarded beach within 30 minutes of our hotel. Crete is a fantastic island with lots of amazing beaches and great food, authentic villages and friendly locals. We visited the Malia Palace Archaeological Site which was extremely interesting and spent most of our time soaking up the sunshine at the beach. I would definitely recommend Crete as a fantastic holiday destination for both young and old! De-stressing Tips: Massage at the hotel, lying on the beach in the sunshine, cocktails at sunset. Romantic experience: Couples massage at the hotel. I liked: The authenticity of Sissi and the landscape of Crete - beautiful beaches, friendly locals and incredible weather!"

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7. Sevilla, Spain "Walk along the beach at sunset..."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Beautiful Cadiz, fantastic sights with a lovely beach, lots of high-quality tapas with a lovely cathedral, sunset is stunning from the beach. De-stressing tips: Walk along the beach at sunset, tapas meals, ferry ride very good value. Cathedral a must for amazing views of the city. The central market is fabulous. Nearby Jerez is also well worth a visit. Romantic experience: Tapas at Balandro on the seafront in the tapas side not the restaurant side, Excellent value and great to eat with the local residents and tourists together. Sunset on the beach is stunning. I liked: Plenty of shade even in a hot July, lovely beach and amazing food. Very good value with a lovely vibe. Beautiful cathedral."

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