Rhodes has some amazing beaches all over the island and this guide aims to cover 10 of the most popular and highest rated beaches. You have everything from the secluded and rocky coves of Kalathos and Ladiko to the sprawling beaches of Faliraki and Lindos.
You have the wind swept but very popular beaches of Trianda and Ixia, which have fast become a surfers hangout and paradise for tourists from all over the world. For those that have never been to the island of Rhodes there are many travel guides to each of the popular holiday destinations and these have a breakdown of what to see and do in the daytime and night time.
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Below you will find a select few pictures of the beaches mentioned and a video featuring Stegna beach in Rhodes. Enjoy!
A wonderfully golden sandy beach on on the south east coast of Rhodes just 50km from the capital. The beaches here are very clean and the waters crystal clear. There are sunbeds and umbrellas available for daily hire and a beach bar to quench your thirst throughout the day. This is one of the most popular beaches in Rhodes.
Forget what you’ve herd about Faliraki, its cleaned itself up over the pat 6 years and offers the longest sandy beach on the island. It can get very crowded on the beach but the further you walk down the quieter and more relaxed it gets. There is plenty going on for the family including watersports on a daily basis, plus the beach has some wonderful Tavernas and restaurants.
Head towards the village of Kolymbari and look out for the signs for Tsambika monastery and you will find the gorgeous sandy beach, it has sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and the beach is very quiet with lovely crystal clear waters and amazing views. There is a small Taverna on the beach and watersports are available to keep the kids entertained.
This beach is formed in a small cove and the temperatures here rocket in this secluded bay, with only a handful of umbrellas and sunbeds for rent the beach never feels too busy. The waters here are perfect for snorkelling and fishing and you can have a very relaxing day on this beautiful beach.
One of the most popular beaches in Rhodes and very popular with families. The beach here is wonderfully sandy with the clear blue Aegean lapping at the sand. Watersports are available here for the kids and there are a few Tavernas and restaurants to keep you fed and watered. Wonder around the corner of the bay and you will find a shallow inlet which is perfect for snorkelling and bathing.
A long sandy beach with excellent views over the bay, Stegna beach is just 29km from the capital and a very pleasant and uncrowded beach for you and your family. The beach and rocky outcrops are perfect for fishing and snorkelling. A small amount of watersports are available along with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Just around the corner from Lindos you will find the quiet village of Pefkos and its small sandy beach. The resort never gets as busy as Lindos and the beach is lined with family Tavernas, cafes and small supermarkets. The perfect beach for a family day out and umbrellas and sunbeds are always available for hire.
Anthony Quinn beach
In the same area of Ladiko you will find the smallest stretch of beach, with gently shelving sands the small bay is strewn with massive rocks and pools, its a wonderful area enjoyed by the locals and visitors alike. This area is dotted with romantic coves and small bays and each larger cove has a small fish Taverna from which you will find the best grilled fish on the island.
A mainly pebbly and shingle beach situated on the west of the island not far from the capital. Due to the high winds which attack the west coastline daily, especially around the hours of 6-8PM you will find this beach perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing. The beach of Ixia is a mecca for surfers from around the globe and locally and is great if you have older children who want to try windsurfing for the first time.
Faliraki Nudist Beach
One of the few organised nudist beaches on the island with sunbeds and umbrellas, it sits south of the main town of Faliraki and is a very popular little beach. Mainly sand and light shingle with sandy and rocky outcrops in the bay. Perfect for those who want to go natural on their holidays.