We're so deep in the throes of winter that summer seems like an entire lifetime away. But in our opinion, planning a summer getaway or even shopping for spring home essentials is the best way to take your mind off of the frigid temperatures and snowy landscape outside. To that end, Travel + Leisure rounded up the all-time best beaches in Europe in an effort to inspire your summer travel plans. "These places are as richly varied as Europe itself," writes the travel authority. "We've got off-season hikes along the coast, family-friendly beaches with plenty of activities, secluded spots for private lounging, and party-heavy places thrumming with energy." The below beaches snagged the top five spots.
For a Breathtaking View: Navagio, Zakynthos Island, Greece
For Adventure: Calanque d'En-Vau, Cassis, France
For Crystal-Clear Water: Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
For Pink Sand: Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece
For Seclusion: Playa de Migjorn, Formentera, Spain
Head over to Travel + Leisure for more.