Coasts and Beaches in Cyprus

With a wealth of beaches to choose from, you’re bound to find one that suits your taste. From the quiet backwaters of the western peninsula, to the lively resorts in the east, the island has something for everyone.

The eastern coast is famous for its fine white sandy beaches with shallow turquoise waters. Deep water bays with rocky outcrops are perfect for snorkelling or diving. The long finely packed grey sand of the southern coast lend themselves to long winter walks or jogging, while the secluded coves of the western coast beckon when you want to be alone.

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

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

Nissi Beach – Blue Flag


Nissi Beach is located two kilometres west of Agia Napa and attracts thousands of tourists every year. This 600 metres long 40 metres wide beach is covered with fine golden sand. It is well sheltered from the wind and has calm waters. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants, convenience stores and a diving school nearby. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season. The beach is easily accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle, and on foot.

Region: Ammochostos

Accreditation: Blue Flag

Governor’s Beach – Blue Flag


It is a very popular rural sandy beach. Someone can reach the beach by car, motor bike and bus. Water sports, many fish restaurants and accommodation facilities are available.

Life guards as well as lifesaving equipments are available on the beach from 11.00 to 18.00 hours.

Region: Lemesos

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

Coral Bay Beach – Blue Flag


Located in Pegeia, the sandy Coral Bay Beach is easily reached by car, motorbike, bicycle and bus. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment between 11:00 to 17:30 hours during the bathing season.

Region: Pafos

Accreditation: Blue Flag

Coasts and Beaches in Cyprus

With a wealth of beaches to choose from, you’re bound to find one that suits your taste. From the quiet backwaters of the western peninsula, to the lively resorts in the east, the island has something for everyone.

The eastern coast is famous for its fine white sandy beaches with shallow turquoise waters. Deep water bays with rocky outcrops are perfect for snorkelling or diving. The long finely packed grey sand of the southern coast lend themselves to long winter walks or jogging, while the secluded coves of the western coast beckon when you want to be alone.

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

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

Nissi Beach – Blue Flag


Nissi Beach is located two kilometres west of Agia Napa and attracts thousands of tourists every year. This 600 metres long 40 metres wide beach is covered with fine golden sand. It is well sheltered from the wind and has calm waters. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities, restaurants, convenience stores and a diving school nearby. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10:00 to 18:00 hours during the bathing season. The beach is easily accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle, and on foot.

Region: Ammochostos

Accreditation: Blue Flag

Governor’s Beach – Blue Flag


It is a very popular rural sandy beach. Someone can reach the beach by car, motor bike and bus. Water sports, many fish restaurants and accommodation facilities are available.

Life guards as well as lifesaving equipments are available on the beach from 11.00 to 18.00 hours.

Region: Lemesos

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

Coral Bay Beach – Blue Flag


Located in Pegeia, the sandy Coral Bay Beach is easily reached by car, motorbike, bicycle and bus. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are accommodation facilities nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment between 11:00 to 17:30 hours during the bathing season.

Region: Pafos

Accreditation: Blue Flag