One of the delights of being on a small island is the variety and close proximity of its beaches. Corfu has a remarkable range of lovely beaches to offer from long sweeps of golden sand to tiny pebbled bays and coves. What they all have in common is crystal clear water and little or no tide. The East Coast of the island has predominantly pebbly or shingly beaches. There are some wonderful little hidden inlets for those that explore (particularly by boat) and other long tree lined sweeps of white pebbles with water-sports, sun-loungers and the ever enticing turquoise sea perfect for swimming & snorkelling. The far North and West coasts offer a complete contrast with long strips and bays of golden sand. Some of these beaches get very busy in the Summer months with their inviting shallow waters and water sports facilities - some (for the more adventurous) remain almost deserted even in the height of Summer. Whether you prefer being utterly lazy and just soaking up the rays with your sun lounger, umbrella and cool cocktail or are more inclined to be active and adventurous, Corfu beaches offer something for all.