5 Places to Study Abroad If You Love the Beach

The best beach destinations to learn a foreign language

So you’ve decided you want to study abroad to improve your language skills this summer and now all you’ve got to do is decide where to go. Let us make it easy for you and suggest you combine your study abroad program with a beach holiday in the sun!

At Stein Study, we have carefully researched and chosen a range of beach destinations that suit Irish students wanting to study French or Spanish abroad.

Here’s an overview of our sunny beach destinations for you to choose from. We only work with top quality and carefully vetted language schools, so you can rest assured that whichever destination you choose, you will receive top quality tuition with structured study abroad programs and of course plenty of free time to enjoy the beach and the sun!


  • San Sebastian

If you enjoy combining time on the beach with hiking in the mountains, then San Sebastian is a good choice. It is a friendly and inviting city in the Spanish Basque country boasting both beaches and mountains just 5 minutes from the city centre so you can swim, surf or hike! It is ideal for students who can walk safely around the city or use the extensive summer public transport system. Courses are run at Lacunza International House - a language school located just 10km from San Sebastian.

  • Benalmadena

The attractive town of Benalmádena is located at the foot of the Mijas mountain range in the Costa Del Sol. It is a peaceful and secure town with a good selection of shops, cinemas and restaurants, a modern sports centre and of course beautiful sandy beaches; making it an ideal location for teenagers wanting to enjoy a summer away to study. The course is run by Colegio Maravillas - a modern language school that combines a quality study programme with a diverse range of fun activities and excursions.

  • Cadiz

Cadiz is a pretty town known for its beautiful stretch of beaches, surf and great weather. This Spanish town is safe and student-friendly with thriving marketplaces, vibrant plazas, pretty white washed buildings and narrow cobbled streets. This course are run by an outstanding language school - International House Clic. Students are fully supervised and will enjoy the combination of study, daily activities and weekend excursions arranged by Clic.


  • Cannes

If you are looking to combine the beach with some glamour then Cannes is for you. Famed for its palaces, luxury hotels and the “Palais des Festivals”, it is also a traditional and friendly Mediterranean town. It has splendid sandy beaches where young people and teenagers can meet up and socialise. The courses are run with the leading French language school - Centre International D’Antibes, at their Carnot Campus, Cannes which is one of the most attractive campuses on the “Côte d’Azur”.

  • Antibes

Antibes / Juan-les-Pins is a vibrant town on the French Riviera, seen as a junior version of Saint - Tropez. It is a fun, sunny and popular destination for younger students to spend their summer as it is safe with plenty to do both day and night. The courses are run with one of the best French language schools in France - Centre International D’Antibes which has two campuses located right next to the beautiful sandy beaches.

With so many great beach destinations to choose from you might need some help making up your mind exactly where to spend your study abroad trip. Give us a call today and we can provide you with further information and guidance.