Top 10 best beaches in Cyprus
Cyprus prides itself on its luxurious beaches and clean sea, certified by independent European expertise. Every year Cyprus confirms its title as the country with the cleanest beaches in Europe: around 70 beaches on the island are entitled to use the blue flag, which guarantees clean and safe beach water.
We have selected 10 famous beaches in different parts of Cyprus loved by both tourists and locals alike. That said, we are sure that everyone can find their own special place that resonates with them through a special atmosphere or personal emotion. It may not be in any guidebook. Explore the island on your own and we'll tell you where to start.
This beach is located in the island’s main resort destination - Ayia Napa, home to the most famous beaches in Cyprus. And Real Estate in Ayia Napa is the most expensive on the island. Makronissos is famous for its wide coastline with warm white sand and beautiful sea; in a word, nature has created a perfect Insta picture background on the island.
2. Nissi Beach.
This is the centre of beach holiday and entertainment of Ayia Napa, and probably of the whole island. It has the maximum number of recreational facilities and services with a great variety of restaurants, bars and discos. The beach is ideal for those who love crowds, meeting people, fun and partying.
3.Konnos Bay Beach.
This beach is located in the picturesque bay between Protaras and Ayia Napa. The path to the beach winds through trees and at several points along the way, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the sea, making it a perfect spot for a perfect beach holiday.
4. Kermia (Limnara) Beach.
Another beach located in a bay protected from the waves by a manmade wave breaker. Apart from the beautiful combination of turquoise water, golden sand and rocky reefs, it has access to the Cape Greco National Park.
5. Fig Tree Bay.
An amazingly beautiful sandy beach in Protaras is famous for the ancient fig trees growing on the coast. Protaras is just 6 km northwest of the famous resort of Ayia Napa. The beach is renowned for its crystal clear waters which are excellent for exploring the underwater world.
6. Finikoudes Beach.
This clean and tidy beach is located on the main street of Larnaca, so besides relaxing and swimming it is also a great place for entertainment, as it is the main spot for all kinds of festivals and events.
7. Coral Bay.
The main beach in the suburbs of Pafos, on the western coast of the island. The nearby village of Peyia is famous for more than just the beach. This is a popular tourist destination that lists, among other attractions, the famous Avakas Gorge. The sandy beach of Coral Bay with shallow waters makes it ideal for children and is very busy during the summer season. How to spend time with kids in Cyprus, besides swimming, we have already told in our blog.
This is one of the most famous beaches near Limassol. The well-known archaeological park of the same name is located nearby. This beach is perfect for extreme sports lovers, as the wind and waves make it suitable for kiting, windsurfing and other water sports.
9. Aphrodite's Rock.
Aphrodite's Rock is, without a doubt, a legendary spot on the island. According to the legend, it is in this part of the coast where the beautiful goddess of fertility and love, Aphrodite, was born. Follow the link to learn more information about old myths and legends of that place. The beach is located between the towns of Pafos and Limassol.
10. Glyki Nero.
This beach got into the ranking mainly because of the landmark that is located nearby. This is the famous stone arch created by nature - the Lovers' Bridge. Apart from the arch, which is very popular for wedding photoshoots, many tourists like the beach itself - it is quiet and cosy, and there are beautiful cliffs and caves nearby.