Whether your kids are into snorkelling, sunbathing or sandcastle-making, Europe has hundreds of glorious beaches that are perfect for families, and all just a short flight away. But nothing spoils a day at the beach like competing with hoards of people, so we got the inside scoop from luxury tour operator Original Travel on where to find Europe's most blissful secret beaches for families.

7/7 Anhinga Beach, Turkey

Anhinga beach is on Turkey’s Aegean coastline, just north of Bodrum, but you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Caribbean as you sit on its glorious golden sands. Stay at the nearby Six Senses Kaplankaya, which is just a five-minute shuttle bus ride away from the beach and boasts world-class sands. This private beach is home to Anhinga Beach Club: a fantastic restaurant and bar that serves Italian dishes including pizza and homemade pasta. This is the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon on the sun loungers dotted along the beach while the children enjoy a dip in the sea, make the most of the watersports on offer, or play on the football pitch and basketball court.

Next