Everyone loves a good festival, however mix that with a seaside location and a beach and you have the trifecta. Here are some of the best beach festivals around the globe to get your sandy feet moving.

The Garden Festival, Croatia

The Garden Festival, Croatia

The Garden Festival, Croatia’s annual summer dance music festival. And if dancing the day away, with crystal clear waters overlapping your feet sounds good, then this will sound even better. Board the Argonaughty boat party following the festival, for hours of non-stop party. But wait, there’s more.. Returning ashore just in time, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy Barbarella’s Discotheque, an open-air island party, where you can dance to the world’s most renowned club DJ’s under the twinkling starry night.

Les Eurockéennes, France

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The 26 year old, multi-genre music festival of Les Eurockéennes, hits the top of European music festivals. Held in France, the festival produces a mix of rock, pop, indie, electronic and urban. As well as fantastic beats, the festival site is also one of the most unique in Europe, held alongside the serene waters of the Lac de Malsaucy and circled by cute, colourful beach huts.

Szuget Festival, Hungary

Szuget Festival, Hungary

A festival fit for any music taste you say? Yes, that’s right. Sziget accommodates every pop, rock, dance and reggae fan. The Szuget festival is held every August in Northern Budapest, Hungary, on Óbudai-sziget, a leafy, 108-hectare island on the Danube river.

Exit, Serbia

Exit, Serbia

Founded in 2000, and held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit music festival has grown to become a multi-award winning music event, having been honoured the Best Major European Festival at the EU Festival Awards 2014. At Exit, festival-goers will enjoy a night of pure party, to a heavenly mix of funk ‘n soul, pop, rock, rap and electronica. And after hours of festivity, you can enjoy winding down with a snooze on the sandy banks of the Danube river, or for the battlers, an afternoon of water sports before parting all over again.

Hangout, Alabama, USA

Hangout, Alabama, USA

USA’s annual music festival, The Hangout, is held for three fun filled days on the public beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Enjoy dancing under the golden sun, on soft, white sand, surrounded by beautiful palm trees, while listening to the hottest of hot line ups.

Internacional De Benicassim Festival

Internacional De Benicassim Festival

Okay, so we’ve heard a lot about festivals for the crazed and energetic, 24 hour party heads, but what about those looking for a festival that is relaxed and easy going? Hello Internacional De Benicassim Festival, commonly abbreviated to FIB! Set in the town of Benicàssim, Spain, FIB will give you a relaxing beach holiday and crazy festival getaway all in one. Enjoy hitting the waterpark, working on that beautifully bronzed skin or simply catching up on some sleep during the day before the likes of The Killers and Artic Monkeys hit the stage at nightfall.

Millicent Marryat is 21 years old and a fourth year Communications student at Griffith University, Gold Coast. She moved to the Coast from Adelaide six years ago and since then has gained a desire to travel. Aside from travels around Japan and Australia, she has cruised the Whitsundays, North of Queensland, and the Pacific Islands. Her most cherished travel destination thus far was two weeks travelling around Japan. Milli looks forward to the chance to explore the Greek Islands, relax in Fiji, ski in Canada, attend Coachella in California and experience Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

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