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The Top 10 Best Beaches in Cyprus

The Top 10 Best Beaches in Cyprus

Explore Cyprus's best beaches! From Nissi Beach to Coral Bay and hidden gems like Blue Lagoon - discover paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Cyprus, the enchanting Mediterranean island, is renowned for its stunning Blue Flag beaches that boast crystal-clear waters, golden sands, and picturesque surroundings. Whether you seek a tranquil escape or lively beach activities, Cyprus offers a diverse range of coastal havens that cater to every traveler's desires. 

From popular tourist hotspots to hidden gems, here are our top 10 tips (in no particular order) for the best beaches to explore during your holiday in Cyprus!

1. Nissi Beach (Ayia Napa)

Located in the vibrant resort town of Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach is a postcard-perfect haven that captures the essence of a dream beach getaway. With its shallow, turquoise waters and soft white sands, Nissi Beach is an ideal spot for families with children or those who love to bask in the sun. This lively beach is one of the most popular spots on the island, offering a variety of water sports, beach parties, and beach bars that infuse it with an infectious energy.

2. Fig Tree Bay (Protaras)

Fig Tree Bay in Protaras is a treasure trove for beach enthusiasts seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Its name originates from a solitary fig tree that stands majestically along the shoreline. This horseshoe-shaped bay boasts pristine waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The serene atmosphere, surrounded by rocky formations and greenery, creates a haven of peace for beachgoers. We recommend getting there early to snag a prime spot, sun bed, and umbrella.

3. Coral Bay (Paphos)

Coral Bay, nestled in Paphos, is a beloved beach destination cherished for its clear blue waters and impressive coral formations. While Paphos offers a number of small beaches, Coral Bay is arguably the best beach in the area, and families and couples alike will appreciate the safe swimming conditions and wide range of water sports. For those seeking a romantic ambiance, the sunsets at Coral Bay are a sight to behold.

4. Lara Beach (Akamas Peninsula)

For a taste of untouched wilderness, head to Lara Beach in the Akamas Peninsula. This remote and unspoiled stretch of coastline is a protected nesting site for the rare green and loggerhead turtles, and is one of the last remaining havens for these rare creatures. Its raw beauty, with golden sands and azure waters, makes it a secluded paradise for nature lovers and those seeking a quieter beach experience. Note that this beach is only accessible via four-wheel drive, minibus tour, or by getting a boat from Paphos.

5. Governor's Beach (Limassol)

Governor's Beach, located close to Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus, is known for its intriguing chalk-white rocks that create unique formations along the shoreline, extending into the clear blue sea. Divided into two parts - Governor’s and Kalymnos - this peaceful beach provides a sense of tranquility and is perfect for long walks along the coast. The shallow waters and gentle waves make it an excellent spot for families with children.

6. Makronissos Beach (Ayia Napa)

Makronissos Beach, situated a short distance from Ayia Napa, offers a fusion of natural beauty and vibrant beach activities. With three crescent-shaped bays, this beach is ideal for both families and thrill-seekers, and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. The shallow waters are perfect for paddling, while water sports enthusiasts can enjoy jet skiing and parasailing.

7. Blue Lagoon (Akamas Peninsula)

Another beach that is only accessible by boat or 4x4 vehicles, the Blue Lagoon in the Akamas Peninsula is a hidden gem that leaves visitors awestruck. Boasting some of the most captivating natural scenery on the island, this sheltered cove features pristine turquoise waters that beckon snorkellers and swimmers. A day trip to the Blue Lagoon is a must-do for a truly unforgettable beach experience.

8. Kourion Beach (Limassol)

Situated near Limassol and named after the ancient city of Kourion, Kourion Beach offers a fascinating combination of history and natural beauty. Visitors can explore the nearby archaeological site before heading down to the pebbled beach for a refreshing swim. The dramatic cliffs and the ancient archaeological amphitheatre in the background create a stunning backdrop for beachgoers.

9. Konnos Bay (Protaras)

Konnos Bay, tucked away between Protaras and Cape Greco, offers a slice of paradise nestled in a sheltered cove. Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and lush greenery, this beach is a haven for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Rent a kayak to explore the stunning coastline or simply relax and savour the serenity of this exquisite bay. Walking enthusiasts can take a stroll along the coastal path to enjoy breathtaking views.

10. Landa Beach (Limassol)

Landa Beach, also known as ‘Golden Paradise Beach’, is a wide stretch of golden sand that remains relatively uncrowded even during peak seasons. Its local name translates to ‘water pool’, after the rocky pools on both sides of the beach, and its calm, deep waters make it ideal for those looking to swim. Additionally, the surrounding area offers beachfront restaurants and cafes, where you can indulge in local delicacies while enjoying the seaside view.

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With a coastline blessed by the Mediterranean's allure, Cyprus boasts an array of extraordinary beaches that cater to all preferences. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, Cyprus' beaches have it all. 

Plan your beach-hopping adventure and get ready for an unforgettable trip immersed in the beauty of this enchanting island paradise. Book your holiday package deal to Cyprus with Brightsun today!

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