Best Beaches in Western Europe in May

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN WESTERN EUROPE

These are the best beaches in Western Europe in May, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Western Europe in May

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    19°C (65°F) Sea
    8.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.4 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Corsica. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (65°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Corsica for prolonged periods of time.

  • 24°C (76°F) Air
    16°C (61°F) Sea
    9.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1cm (0.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Saint Tropez. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). May is too cold for swimming in Saint Tropez for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 24°C (76°F) Air
    16°C (61°F) Sea
    9.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.2hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1cm (0.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Cote d'Azur. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). May is too cold for swimming in Cote d'Azur for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    16°C (60°F) Sea
    9.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.3hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Saint Raphael. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Saint Raphael for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 21°C (69°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    9.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Monte Carlo. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Monte Carlo for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 21°C (69°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    7.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.6 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.4 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Arcachon Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Arcachon Bay for prolonged periods of time.

  • 19°C (67°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.8 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Biarritz. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Biarritz for prolonged periods of time.

  • 19°C (66°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Pays de la Loire. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Pays de la Loire for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    15°C (60°F) Sea
    7.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    16.0 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Brittany. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Brittany for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (60°F) Air
    15°C (60°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.6 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Normandy. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Normandy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (58°F) Air
    16°C (60°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.2 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0.7cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Guernsey. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). May is too cold for swimming in Guernsey for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (60°F) Air
    11°C (51°F) Sea
    7.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.6 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Jersey. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (51°F). May is too cold for swimming in Jersey for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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