Best Beaches in Southern Europe in May

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PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

These are the best beaches in Southern 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 Southern Europe in May

  • 25°C (77°F) Air
    26°C (79°F) Sea
    8.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    1.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (77°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Lanzarote. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (79°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Lanzarote with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    9.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    1.1 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.9hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Tenerife. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Tenerife though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 24°C (76°F) Air
    20°C (69°F) Sea
    9.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.6 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 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.7hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Jandia Peninsular. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Jandia Peninsular though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 24°C (76°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    9.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.6 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 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Fuerteventura. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Fuerteventura.

  • 24°C (76°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    9.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.6 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 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in La Oliva. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in La Oliva.

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    20°C (69°F) Sea
    9.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Gran Canaria. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Gran Canaria though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    20°C (69°F) Sea
    9.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.7hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Canary Islands. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Canary Islands though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    1.4 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Karpathos. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (66°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Karpathos.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Astipalea. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Astipalea.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    11.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Kalymnos. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Kalymnos.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    11.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    1.6 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Alonnisos. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Alonnisos.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 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 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Paros. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (66°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Paros.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Leros. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Leros for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 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 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Naxos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Naxos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (65°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

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

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    11.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.4hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.8cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Chios. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Chios.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    11.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.2hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Kos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Kos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Sifnos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sifnos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    28°C (83°F) Sea
    10.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.8 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Cadiz Province. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Cadiz Province with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Ios. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Ios for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.8cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Tinos. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Tinos.

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    10.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.4 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.8hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) 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 great time for sunbathing in Malta. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Malta.

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    10.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.4 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 77% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.8hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) 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 great time for sunbathing in Gozo. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Gozo.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 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 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

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

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.7 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Kea. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Kea for prolonged periods of time.

  • 25°C (76°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.5 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Crete. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Crete for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.8cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Mykonos. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). May is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Mykonos.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.3 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.8cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Attica. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Attica for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.2 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Santorini. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santorini for prolonged periods of time.

  • 24°C (74°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    11.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.9 Days of Rain

    May has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.0hrs making the days very long and bright. May has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Milos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Milos for prolonged periods of time.