Beaches In Cyprus


The best place to soak up the Cyprus sunshine is at the beach, and with more than four hundred miles of coastline, there are plenty from which to choose.

Cyprus has a diverse geological terrain resulting
in beaches of varying types. Umbrellas or sun beds
are generally charged at the standard rate of
approx. €2 per day or part thereof.
All the main beaches have parking facilities
however
during peak season these can become
crowded. There are no private beaches on the
island.
Moving from the north west of the island
and following the coastline to the east you can
visit a beach of your choice.

The "Blue Flag Campaign" is a program launched in 1987 during the European Year for the Environment, which promotes clean beaches and environmentally sound management of coastal areas. The "Blue Flag" is awarded to beaches meeting strict criteria relating to environmental education and information, beach area management and quality of bathing water.

In 2006 the International Blue Flag Jury awarded the Blue Flag to the following 49 beaches in 13 coastal communities and municipalities of Cyprus, so there are lots to choose from.
Polis Beach Polis beach is located a short distance from the village square. There is a woodland shaded area which is used as a campsite particularly during Cypriot public holidays. This beach boasts a mixture of coarse sand and shingle with stones and pebbles in the water. There is a small on site taverna with toilet facilities. This is generally a quieter beach.
Latchi Beach Latchi beach is a short stroll from the harbour area along the main resort road. This is a pebbled beach that is ideal for snorkelling due to the crystal clear waters. There are many tavernas close by all with toilet facilities.
St Georges

St George is a tiny fishing harbour which has a sheltered bay with gentle slopes of sand and small pebbles directly into the sea. On hand is a small beachside bar. There are no toilet facilities although some can be found uphill at the nearest taverna.        NB: You can not swim at this beach due to safety restrictions.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is the most popular beach in the Paphos district. It is a crescent moon of fine sand, with a scattering of shingle and rock, shelving gently into the sea. There are three tavernas on the beach and adequate toilet facilities. This is a busy beach in peak season and is perfect for children and water sport fanatics alike.

Pharos Lighthouse Beach Lighthouse beach is situated behind the Tombs of the Kings road in Paphos. This is a shingle and rock beach with patches of fine sand. There is just one taverna with toilet facilities. This beach is suitable for older children who find it great fun exploring the rock pools.
Paphos Municipal Beaches There are a number of small beaches along the coastline of Kato Paphos. Many of these situated behind the large hotels are manmade. All are within close proximity to tavernas and toilet facilities and the fine sands make them popular with children.
Pissouri Beach Pissouri bay is a golden sand/shingle beach with white stone cliffs and fresh shimmering waters. Just a short drive down, through the vineyard strewn countryside, from the main Paphos/Limassol highway, it is an ideal place to relax on the beach but be within easy reach of the larger resorts. Tavernas and restaurants set alongside the beach offer a variety of dishes, sea food meze being a favourite.
Curium Beach Curium beach is a bay of granular sand overlooked by the magnificent amphitheatre. It is located to the west of Limassol. It is generally a quiet beach with a couple of good fish tavernas. This is a suitable beach for children of all ages. There are basic toilet facilities.
Ladys Mile Beach This mile of rich speckled sand fringes the port of Limassol and is popular with all age groups. There are a couple of tavernas and toilet facilities.
Makronissos Beach

This is a beach with soft golden sand shelving gently into the sea. It is located just on the west side of Agia Napa and is ideal for all age groups. It has all beach facilities and many watersports.

Nissi Beach Nissi beach is located to the west of Agia Napa resort centre. This is a beautiful beach of fine golden sand. The medley of aquamarine and sparkling blues and greens of the sea make this one of the most popular beaches on the island. There are numerous beachside bars, tavernas and public toilets. The beach is ideal for children for all ages with exciting snorkelling close by.
Fig Tree Bay

The most popular beach in Protaras, Fig Tree Bay takes its name from a solitary fig tree that stands a small distance from the beach. According to local legend, the tree arrived with eastern invaders in the 17th century and has patrolled the coastline ever since. Protaras’ expansion as a tourist centre owes much to the beauty of Fig Tree Bay. Drawn to the area by this picturesque coastline, developers lined the bay with hotels, bars and restaurants for the bourgeoning tourist population to enjoy. The beach itself is lovely if not a little crowded at the height of the summer season; its fine-grained white sand yielding to deep blue waters that are both shallow and clear. Just a few hundred metres from the beach sits a small rocky island that adventurous swimmers can reach and explore. The bay also hosts a variety of water sports - surfing, water skiing, paragliding etc. - and is serviced by a lifeguard between the hours of 10am-6pm.

Corallia Beach

This smaller, man made, but picturesque beach is quieter than neighbouring Coral Bay beach. It has sun beds, toilet and shower facilities, a large taverna and lies at the end of the Paphos to Coral Bay Resort bus route. The beach has fine golden sand to the shore which changes to rocks and large pebbles as you enter the sea.

Chlorakas Beach Situated between the main resorts of Coral Bay and Paphos, Chlorakas Beach and coastline has some beautiful coves for swimming and snorkelling.
White River Beach White River beach is a beautiful sandy cove situated at the edge of the amazing Akamas Peninsular. The beach great for bathing & swimming and there is a small beachside snack bar on hand. There are no toilet facilities on the beach, although some can be found at a nearby taverna.
N.B.There is a single track, concrete road leading down to the beach and the last 550 yards will need to be completed by foot.
Blue Bay Beach At the end of a country lane is this small pebble beach, which olive trees located along to the right. There are no facilites available at the beach.
Queens Beach A small man made sandy cove, the water here is nearly always calm. There are no facilities on this beach. However, to the left is a secondary beach and although this belongs to a hotel, everyone is welcome to use the water sports.
Potima Bay A small mainly pebbly beach situated at the end of the long coastline which connects Kissonerga with Coral Bay. There is a small café and bar on site located beneath large palm trees. Changing room facilities are also available. The water here can vary, and it is advisable to only venture into the water when calm, the sunset from here though is amazing.
Rotiana Beach Located at the end of the lane where Villas Kleoniki, Alexandra and Chara are situated there is Rotiana Beach which is a small shingle beach. Please note that there are no facilities located here.
Chrysochous Bay Beach

Chrysochous Bay is close to Polis. This beach stretches from the edge of Akamas on the Polis/Latchi side to Pomos. The beach consists of shingle plus sand and is ideal for those seeking a more secluded beach.

Pomos Beach Pomos Beach which is tucked away in the area of Pomos harbour. The water is clear blue and the beach has pebble stones, there are also sunbeds available for you to relax.
Fireman's (Kapparis) Beach

Fireman's Beach is a lovely, sandy cove which has some really breathtaking views. You can even see Famagusta Ghost Town on a clear day, if you walk round the bay. The fireman's station is located at the top of the bay and fireman can often be seen training on the beach in the late afternoon and early morning. It is perfect for families as the beach is compact and secluded with shallow waters. You will find a copious amount of sun loungers and umbrellas at your disposal and a Kiosk at the top of the bay.

Vrissaki/Protaras Beach

Amongst the busiest beaches in Protaras, the eponymous Protaras Beach has a long strip of fine golden sand and shallow waters which are ideal for snorkelling. Awarded a Blue Flag accreditation for its cleanliness and water quality, the beach is a short distance from the resort centre and easily accessible on foot. In addition to the various water sports on offer, boat trips exploring the Famagusta coastline can be taken from the beaches jetties. For the less adventurous, sun beds and parasols are available for hire. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards between the hours of 9am-6.30pm, has disabled access and toilet facilities on site.

Kapparis Beach

The last of the beaches north of Protaras, Kapparis Beach has fine golden sands and shallow blue waters. Secluded and unspoilt, the beach has basic facilities but is extremely popular with locals happy to bypass the busier tourist beaches further south.

Malama Beach

If you are looking for peace and quiet, then Malama is a perfect choice. It is a sandy beach which is tranquil, in comparison to other main beaches. A real local’s choice with a water sports area for the adventurous type. You have a sea view restaurant/cafe above the beach if you require breakfast, lunch or dinner. It would be ideal for families as the water is shallow enough for young children and is small enough to keep an eye on them.

Green Bay An ideal place to avoid the summer crowds, Green Bay Beach is located to the south of Protaras Beach. While the bay has few facilities, there are the obligatory sun loungers and parasols available to hire, it is as good spot for a leisurely swim. The small sandstone platforms to the south of the beach also provide a nice setting for a picnic. Green Bay is not as well signposted as some of the other beaches in the area making it slightly difficult to locate. For those driving to Protaras from Ayia Napa, it is worth noting that Green Bay is the first beach you will encounter en route.
Cape Greko

Cape Greco, also known as Cavo Greco, is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is a part of Ayia Napa Municipality. It lies between the towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras, both of which are popular tourist resorts. It is frequently visited by many tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view amazing sights out to sea. Cape Greco is a National Forest Park with unique fauna and fauna.

Kalamies Beach

The beach is a small sandy cove with clear water which slopes gently and doesn’t get deep until quite a way in so is perfect for families with small children. There are water sports available at the far end of the cove – also a lifeguard station beside it. There is a restaurant 'Kalamies' – also a small kiosk selling drinks & ice creams etc. Toilet facilities available. Sun loungers and umbrellas available for hire. There is also a Volley ball net.
Kalamies Beach is directly in front of the Golden Coast Hotel.

Marlita Beach

 Marlita beach is a small sandy bay with shallow waters which is very popular with families and located near to the centre of Pernera, Protaras. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for hire. There are a few beach front restaurants overlooking the bay. The main centre of Protaras is just a short walk along a manmade promenade and follows the coastline from Marlita Beach leading to Vrissaki Beach, where numerous bars and restaurants can be found along the way.

Lombardi Beach

Lombardi beach, located on the outskirts of Protaras near to Green Bay area is a small secluded sandy cove named after the luxury villas that overlook the bay. The cove has a rocky coastline on either side adding privacy, however located just around bend reached by a walkway is the sandy beach of Cavo Maris.

Cavo Maris Beach

Cavo Maris beach, named after a hotel, is a small sandy beach with shallow waters and popular with families. Located in the same vicinity as the Lombardi beach, the beach is slightly larger and Cavo Maris water sports operate from this bay. Sun Loungers, umbrellas and pedaloes can be hired here.

Trinity (Ayia Triada) Beach

Trinity Beach, or as it is locally known, Ayia Triada Beach, has a small white and blue church that sits above looking down over the sand . The translation of Ayia Triada is Holy Trinity hence the name Trinity Beach. The beach is a small sandy bay with shallow waters and is very popular with families. Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire. The beach is a short distance from the Kapparis centre, located near the Ocean Aquarium Park, just off the main Kapparis roundabout. Bars, cafes and the large patisserie are a short stroll from the beach.


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