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Summer is coming and I'd like to show some pics of the most beautiful or surprising beach resort towns in the continent.

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Llandudno (Wales / United Kingdom)
Queen of the Welsh Resorts.
-Population: 20.710
-Holiday resort since 1848, when the architect Owen Williams planned to develop the marsh lands behind Llandudno Bay as a tourist town.
-Daily maximum July: 19,5ºC
-Rainless days July: 21,3
-Liverpool John Lennon Airport: 105km.


The Beach at Llandudno por brianac37, en Flickr.


Llandudno Pier por Ant Jackson, en Flickr.
 

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Oostende (Vlaanderen / België)
Ostend (Flanders / Belgium)
The Queen of the Belgian sea-side resorts

-Population: 70,284
-Largest city on the Belgian coast.
-The village rose to the status of "town" around 1265.
-The town became famous for tourism in the mid-nineteenth century, when the Belgian Royal Family began to spend their holidays in Ostend.
-Daily maximum July: 20,3ºC
-Rainless days July: 23
-Own airport. Ostend-Bruges International Airport.


Stad an Zee - Oostende por Wolfgang Staudt, en Flickr.


promenade por Wolfgang Staudt, en Flickr.
 

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Portofino (Liguria / Italia)
Portofino (Liguria / Italy)
-Population: 439
-Founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini because of the large number of dolphins in the area.
-In the late 19th century, first British, then other Northern European aristocratic tourists began to visit Portofino.
-Daily maximum July: 27,3ºC
-Rainless days July: 28,2
-Aeroporto Cristoforo Colombo di Genova: 47km.


Portofino, Liguria por Michal Osmenda, en Flickr


Best View of Portofino por christine zenino, en Flickr.
 

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Μύκονος (Μύκονος / Ελλάδα)
Mykonos (Mykonos / Greece)
Island of wind
-Population: 10,134
-The largest town (homonymous) lies on the west coast and it's also called "Chora".
-In the 1930s many famous Europeans began spending their vacations on the town.
-Famous for its nightlife.
-Daily maximum July: 30ºC
-Sunshine hours per day July: 14
-Own airport. Mykonos Island National Airport.


Mykonos, Grecia por Alfredi, en Flickr.


Cruise Ship 'Ruby Princess" in the Bay of Mykonos por ragingwire, en Flickr.
 

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UK resorts are amazing. If someone could guarantee 25-30 C temperatures outside and some 20 inside the water, they could be an interesting summer destination (they probably are for the locals anyway, but I mean for people from further afield).
 
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