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
during peak season these can become
crowded. There are no private beaches on the
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.