The best beach parties in Italy, France and Spain this summer
Sun and Bass, San Teodoro, Sardinia- September in Sardinia is the place to be for late summer drum and bass, with a week's worth of open air club nights and exclusive beach parties.
Carnaby Club on the Beach, Rimini- One of Rimini's hottest house, techno and hip hop clubs relocates throughout the summer to Cocobeach for all-night beats under the stars.
Cocoon on the Beach, Riccione - A showcase from the German house and techno label Cocoon, with their big name DJs playing right on the beach.
Il Mokambo, Kursaal Club, Lignano, Udine - Every Sunday from 6pm sees the Kursaal Club bringing the best of beach house to the edge of the Adriatic, with guest DJs ranging from Fat Boy Slim to Bob Sinclair.
Vibes on the Beach, Naples - For a change of pace, this nightly chill-out party features downbeat grooves and laid back nu-jazz. Frozen cocktails could easily turn into a beach-side breakfast here.
Off Sonar 2015, Barcelona - This week long festival of electronic music and new media kicks off with an exclusive secret beach party for 'Together Week' pass holders and special VIP guests.
Nikki Beach White Party, Marbella - An all-white dress code and exclusive clientèle makes this party where the pool meets the beach a must-stop for the international party crowd.
Benirras Beach, Ibiza - In complete contrast to Nikki, this weekly party turns one of Ibiza's most lovely beaches into a bohemian playground, with impromptu hippy bongo beats and bonfires welcoming the sunset before the party gets going.
Benicassim, Valencia - This four-day music festival in July featuring the likes of The Prodigy culminates in a final night beach party to end all others.
Puro Beach, Palma, Mallorca - Prestigious venue with DJs playing late into the night on a spectacular peninsula location surrounded by the sea. Those arriving by boat can anchor directly next to the dancefloor.
Promenade des Anglais, Nice - By night the whole of Nice's seafront transforms into a spontaneous party, with beach bars spilling out onto the beach and unofficial musicians and artists boosting the avant garde party vibe.
Worldwide Festival, Sete - A week-long festival of diverse music in open air venues from the harbourside to a spectacular amphitheatre.
Beach Hi Hotel, Nice - Evenings of electronic music held throughout the summer, true beach parties to spend dancing with your feet in the water.
Electrobeach, Perpignon - The biggest electronic music festival in France with the best of international DJs playing the beach, and an estimated 150,000 party people gathering over three days in July
Les Plages Electroniques, Cannes - Celebrating ten years of 'Electric Beaches' nights offering the deepest of deep house with your feet in the sand.