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12 Best Beaches in Cyprus – The 2021 Guide

12 Best Beaches in Cyprus – The 2021 Guide

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There are many beautiful beaches in Cyprus, and many international tourists come here each year to enjoy the sun as well as the beaches. 

If it’s your first time on the island of Cyprus, this guide will help you to make the most of your vacation and find the best beaches in Cyprus. 

Konnos Bay

One of the most famous beaches in Cyprus, and one that shouldn’t be missed. Konnos Bay is located in the Ayia Napa region, and it’s truly beautiful. 

It is popular both among locals and foreigners, and it tends to get very crowded during the summer season. Konnos Bay has a more relaxed vibe than Nissi Beach, but still plenty of things to do, located just a short drive from Cape Greco

Konnos Bay Beach

Bay of Aphrodite

This is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite! The goddess of love and beauty, so why not go here and take a dip in the ocean? It’s also known as Petra Tou Romiou, and it’s great to come here in the early mornings, or later to watch the sunset. 

Bay of Aphrodite

Makronissos beach

Another stunning Ayia Napa beach, located near the world-famous Nissi Beach.

The golden-white sand at Makronissos Beach is very nice, and it comes with ideal conditions for a nice swim in the ocean. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, don’t worry, there are waterskiing and other watersports available as well as diving!

But first and foremost, it’s a Blue Flag awarded beach which is very popular with families, and it’s known for being quieter than Nissi Beach, but just as beautiful.

Makronissos beach

Coral Bay

South of Peyia, and north of Paphos, one can enjoy this resort area known as Coral Bay. It can get quite busy in the months of July and August during high-season, but it’s usually very calm in other months of the year. 

Coral beach

Fig Tree Bay

Another paradise, loved by international tourists. Fig Tree usually attracts an older crowd than nearby Ayia Napa, and while it is a bit calmer, there are still plenty of things to do in Fig Tree Bay, and the beach is absolutely stunning. 

Just look at that watercolor, no wonder why so many tourists come here to enjoy the beaches near Fig Tree Bay. 

Serena Bay

Golden Beach (Northern Cyprus)

This beach is situated in North Cyprus, and it’s one of the wilder beaches in Cyprus. If you travel to this part of the island, don’t forget to make a stop for a few hours at the Golden Beach!

Golden Beach

Lara Bay

One of the hidden gems of Cyprus, located within the Akamas nature park reserve. The wilderness surrounding Lara Bay is truly stunning, and one of the best ways to get here is to rent a 4×4 vehicle. 

The Bay is also home to loggerhead turtles, who come here to lay their eggs during summertime.

Lara Bay

Nissi Beach

Perhaps the most famous Cyprus beach, Nissi Beach is the pride of Ayia Napa and attracts visitors from all over the world. There are plenty of watersports available. During summertime, it is packed with people, especially a younger crowd.

If you want to enjoy this place without the crowds, you should go during the shoulder season in April/May or September. 

Nissi Beach

Cape Greco

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Cyprus. It is located next to Ayia Napa on the Greco Peninsula. This particular spot is known as the lover’s bridge in Ayia Napa or the bridge of love. 

The water around Cape Greco is absolutely magical and the turquoise color is made of dreams. Few places on the island are as beautiful and untouched as the Greco peninsula.

Cape Greco

Finikoudes beach

This is the beach in Larnaca, and it’s probably one of the best city beaches in all of Europe. Finikoudes has been awarded with the blue flag status, and it’s one of the most popular places in the summertime. 

There’s a nice promenade that goes along Finikoudes as well, with several restaurants and bars.

Finikoudes beach

Mackenzie Beach

This is a popular place to go among families and locals living in the Mackenzie area, in Larnaca. 

Behind the beach, there are plenty of restaurants and bars available. For those looking for a more adventurous day in the sun, there are also watersports available.

It is quite shallow as well, and you can walk out at least 50 meters and still only have water up to your waist. 

Mackenzie Beach

Kourion Beach

Last but not least, we have Kourion Beach, which can be found in the Limassol district. 

Nearby, there are several historical sites of interest, such as the amphitheater. If you’re staying in Limassol, I recommend to come here for a lovely and relaxing day in the sun. 

Kourion Beach

Other beaches in Cyprus

  • Governor’s Beach
  • Protaras
  • Alykes 
  • Ayia Triada
  • Dhekelia
  • Episkopi
  • Gialia
  • Kastela

Protaras

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