Beaches

Sink your toes into warm sand, feel the sun warming your skin as you look out on the sparkling blue Mediterranean sea. Nothing beats Cyprus for a beach holiday.

With an expansive coastline providing a wide variety of beaches to choose from, ranging from secluded bays, to lively resorts, sandy beaches and rocky coves, you are bound to find the right one for you.

Relaxing in the sun is not the only reason to visit Cyprus. There’s a myriad of activities you could indulge in and being an island, water sports feature strongly. Try the waterpark for thrills, or bungee jumping for an extreme sensation. Discover the magic of the underwater world by snorkelling or diving in the warm crystal clear seas. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed all the year round, thanks to steady winds and calm predictable seas, while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular. You could even use the island as a base for a short cruise to other nearby countries.

 

Agia Thekla Beach, Blue Flag

Located three kilometers west of the centre of Agia Napa, Agia Thekla is a small beach named after a tiny old church situated nearby. The beach is 300 metres long and 25 metres wide and covered with fine golden sand. Seas are calm. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 during the bathing season. Beach and water sports facilities are also available while a convenience store is located close by. The beach is within walking distance from the main road leading to Agia Napa and is accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle as well as on foot.

Region: Ammochostos

Accreditation: Blue Flag

Phinikoudes Beach – Blue Flag

Bordering Larnaka’s (Larnaca) central coastal promenade, Phinikoudes Beach is one of the most famous in Cyprus. “Phinikoudes” means small palm trees (now grown into very big palm trees) that were planted in 1922. The beach has fine grey sand and is some 500 metres long. The width varies from 30 metres to 100 metres. The area is popular for its cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. There are also a large number of mini markets close to the beach. The commercial and shopping centre of the town is just behind the promenade. The main road, Athenon Avenue, is planted with palm trees, green areas and colourful flowers that add to the magnificent scenery.
The beach has several services and facilities such as toilets, showers, changing rooms, access for the disabled, sun beds and umbrellas and water sports. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the bathing season.
There is easy and safe access to the beach by bus and car or on foot. Many car parks are found near the beach.
The sea is clean and the water quality in line with standards set by the European Union’s Bathing Water Directive. The sea is usually calm and the waves mild. The area is the venue for the two-week Larnaka (Larnaca) Kataklysmos Fair, usually in June, during which the Blue Flag is withdrawn.

Region: Larnaka

Accreditation: Blue Flag

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Fig Tree Bay

One of Cyprus’s best known and most popular beaches, Fig Tree Bay takes its name from the tree that provided shade to locals before the area’s popularity with tourists. With its long stretch of fine, white sand, clean and shallow water, the beach is a favourite with locals over the weekends, particularly those with small children. The small rocky island a short swim away and the blue – green water all contribute to the idyllic setting. The beach is well equipped with restaurant and water sport facilities and is situated in the heart of Protaras.
Region: Ammochostos


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Konnos Beach – Blue Flag

Situated four kilometres east of Agia Napa on the road between Cape Greco and Protaras, Konnos is the last beach delineating the boundaries between Agia Napa and Paralimni. One of the most picturesque beaches on the island, it is well sheltered from heavy winds and has practically no waves at all. It is 200 metres long by 35 metres wide and covered with fine golden sand. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants and convenience stores nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season. The beach is accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle, and on foot.

Region: Ammochostos

Accreditation: Blue Flag

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