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Cyprus pleases guests all year round. There are especially many tourists here during the hot season. Vacationers enjoy sunbathing on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, enjoying the favorable climate and graceful nature. Almost all beaches in Cyprus are well maintained and cleaned regularly. However, there are especially popular coastal areas. They will be discussed in our rating.
Rating of the best sandy beaches in Cyprus
|Rating of the best sandy beaches in Cyprus||1||Coral Bay||5.0|
|5||Fig Tree Beach||4.6|
In the city of Paphos, the sandy Coral Bay beach is broken, surrounded by stately mountains, cape and peninsulas. Due to this location, there are practically no windy streams, and the sea is very warm. The coast is covered with yellow sand, which is pleasant to the touch. There are no sharp seashells.
Descent into the water is quite safe. The beach surface is soft and even. It has everything you need to relax – from dressing rooms to fountains where feet are washed. On the territory there are restaurants, cafes, rental of water equipment and bananas. From here you can walk to the Colonization Museum. According to reviews, prices at local eateries are not the cheapest.
- nearby are unique geological formations;
- convenient entrance;
- a lot of entertainment;
- water warms up well.
- expensive in a cafe.
Next in the ranking is Lara Beach, which is also called 'Turtle' Beach. Turtles can often be seen here laying their eggs on the shore. This area is a nature reserve and is heavily guarded by the authorities. There is no special road leading to the wild beach. It's not so easy to get here.
But here it is always quiet, clean and calm. Sunbathing is not very convenient here. You won't be able to put a sunbed, because there may be turtle eggs in the sand. Tourists choose this place for its purest water and unique nature. They love to observe marine life and visit the scientists' lodge. Free parking is available near the beach. Lara Beach is a wild place that is not suitable for tourists who want to have fun on water attractions.
- quiet and calm atmosphere;
- pure water;
- beautiful nature;
- availability of parking.
- no entertainment;
- difficult to get to.
The most beautiful beach is known to vacationers due to the proximity to the chapel of St. Thekla. This place is chosen by tourists who avoid a lot of people. Its coast is covered with snow-white sand, soft to the touch. There are stones at the bottom of the sea. Therefore, it is better to wear slippers. A small island is visible from the shore, where vacationers are sunbathing. On the beach, chairs and umbrellas are rented, changing rooms and sanitary facilities are provided.
There are cafes with national dishes and bars near the coastal zone. There is a grocery store. Fans of outdoor activities will love the volleyball court. Different fairs are held on certain days. The beach is included in the Natura 2000 network of protected areas. There are no hotels or hotels right on the beach. We'll have to go deep into the village. Pleases the presence of a walking path that allows you to walk along the sea to the harbor of the river. Liopetri.
- a lot of entertainment;
- the presence of a path for pedestrians;
- excellent arrangement;
- holding fairs.
- rocky bottom.
Nissi Beach is renowned for its fun parties and unique structure. The beach is connected by part of the land to the island, which can be reached only at low tide. Vacationers admire the exotic vegetation and different types of palm trees along the coast. Nissi is called a youth place. However, there are quite a few families with children here.
Party lovers appear in the late afternoon. The beach hosts foam parties, entertainment events and discos. Vacationers can practice dancing and aerobics. Water transport is available for rent. Fans of extreme sports will like more daring rides. The beach received the Blue Flag for quality improvement and the absence of garbage.
- have fun parties;
- a lot of vegetation;
- quality improvement.
- too noisy and crowded.
Fig Tree Beach
We gave the next position of the rating to the best beach of Protoras. This is one of the most visited places in Cyprus. Moreover, not only tourists come here, but also locals. Due to its location in the bay, the sea is always calm and calm. They praise the maximum arrangement of the beach. There are restaurants, sanitary facilities, changing rooms and sun lounger rental. There are trampolines and a volleyball court.
The area is suitable for families with children. The main advantages include shallow water and beautiful sand. There are quite a lot of people here after 11:00. The only drawback is the small length.
- quiet sea;
- excellent arrangement;
- shallow water.
- due to its short length, there is usually little space.
Konnos Bay is located in a quiet bay near Protaras. It belongs to the protected park 'Cavo Greco'. The scenic area is surrounded by hills and protected from the winds. The sand on the shore has a grayish tint.
The advantages include clear water, optimal landscaping, smooth descent, the opportunity to go diving and get to know the marine population. Observation platforms have been built around the beach. Tourists take great pictures from here. There are cafes on the territory. To get to the beach, you have to overcome the descent. For some tourists, this was not easy.
- clean sea;
- smooth entry;
- great place for diving;
- the presence of viewing platforms.
- hard to go up and down to the beach.
This beach stretches for 1.5 km. There is a fishing village next to it, where restaurants are located. They serve seafood dishes. Latchi is a not crowded place where there is always a free area. People come here to see the magnificent nature, to take a break from the hustle and bustle and noise.
Not everyone likes the rocky bottom. The sand and pebble shore is equipped with special devices for wheelchair users. There are breakwaters in the sea. The depth in the water begins after about 7 meters of entry. The sea temperature is quite high, especially during the peak season. All amenities are provided on the territory. There is a small parking lot. If you get tired of sunbathing, you can stroll through the beautiful village of Latchi.
- restaurants with unique dishes;
- there are always places;
- great views;
- calm atmosphere;
- slopes for the disabled.
- rocky bottom.
The rating is completed by a large beach on the Akrotiri peninsula. It stretches for about 8 kilometers. The territory includes both a pebble zone and sandy shores. Most of them have a gentle entrance to the water. Various cafes and shops are located along the coastline. There is an orange grove not far from the beach.
All swimming areas are well equipped. Slides and other structures work near the water. Restaurant prices are relatively high. There is a wild beach in the south of the Ladies Mile. Windsurfers love this beach. On windy days there are gorgeous waves. Local residents advise against swimming far, because there are reverse currents.
- secured infrastructure;
- gentle entrance to the sea;
- high level of improvement;
- variety of beaches;
- diversified entertainment.
- expensive in restaurants;
- it is dangerous to swim here during windy weather.