A Simple Guide To Beaches In Paphos
When people talk about Paphos and ask whether there are any nice beaches, the majority of people tend to think about the sea front near the harbour and as a result, say that Paphos does not really have many nice beaches. However, Paphos itself has approximately 50 klms of coastline and believe me, in those 50klms, there are some lovely beaches to bathe on!
What Are Paphos Beaches Like
Although Paphos is not as well renowned for its beaches as some of the other resorts in Cyprus, such as Ayia Napa and Protaras, Paphos certainly does have its fair share of the many nice Cyprus beaches and many of them hold the ‘Blue Flag’ Award. Paphos has no fewer than 27 public beaches, which all offer the perfect place for families to relax and enjoy the crystal blue waters that Paphos has to offer. The beaches in Paphos are varied and some are sandy, some are pebbles and some are a mixture of the two. The size of each one the beaches in Paphos also varies and some of the beaches are small whilst the popular beaches along the coast such as Geroskipou Beach, Coral Bay, the Municipal Beach of Polis and Latchi beach are much bigger.
Blue Flag Beaches In Paphos
Paphos has a number of Blue Flag Beaches and below is a list of some of them:
Alykes Beach Paphos: Situated just off Poseidonos Avenue in the Kato Paphos tourist area.
Coral Bay: Probably one of the most well-known beaches in the area and located in Coral Bay. A regular bus service runs from Paphos Harbour to Coral Bay every 10 minutes throughout the day.
Faros Beach: Faros beach is located close to the lighthouse in Paphos and is a popular beach with tourists.
Dasoudi Beach – Municipality Camping site of Polis Chrysochous: Located 30klms from Paphos itself near the quiet town of Polis on the northwest corner of the island, this beach is popular with both locals and tourists.
Geroskipou Beach: One of the more popular beaches in the Ppahos district and located about 3klms from the main tourist area in Paphos.
Laourou Beach: This is a sandy beach located in Pegeia close to Coral Bay. It is one of the popular beaches close to Paphos.
Municipal Baths of Paphos: Located in the centre of the tourist area in Kato Paphos, this beach is very popular with the locals. Due to its proximity to the Harbour, the beach is commonly referred to by tourists as the Paphos Harbour Beach.
Municipal Beach of Polis: Located on Akamas Peninsula this sandy beach stretches along the coastline.
Pachyammos Beach: This is a small beach that is located in the main tourist area of Paphos in front of the popular hotels that are on the coastline.
Vrysoudia A Beach: Located in Kato Paphos.
Vrysoudia B Beach: Located in the Kato Paphos beach area.
Many of the public beaches in Paphos do have Lifeguards monitoring the beaches throughout the day during peak periods but there are some of the more secluded beaches that do not. Obviously, if you are intending to visit one of the beaches in Paphos with your children, it recommended that you choose one of the public beaches that have Lifeguards present.
Most of the popular public beaches in and around Kato Paphos, Coral Bay and Latchi have beach facilities, so if you are searching for beaches to visit with your family and require facilities such as showers, toilets and places to eat, the public beaches are a safe option.
You should always read any signs that are displayed on or near the beach area that warn you of any dangers and adhere to those warning signs if they are present, they are there for a reason and your safety.
Many of the more popular beaches in and around Paphos have facilities onsite such as toilets, showers, parking, sunbeds for hire, restaurants and bars. These facilities are obviously a big plus point, especially if you have children. However, as mentioned previously, there are a number of beaches in Paphos that are a little of the beaten track which do not have any facilities and if you do visit them, you may need to take your own previsions!
Kato Paphos beaches
There are several beaches located in the Kato Paphos area, including a couple of Blue Flag beaches. Some of the beaches are small and can get a little crowded in the peak Summer months, especially on the weekends. Below are a few of the beaches in Kato Paphos:
Vrysoudia Beach A
Vrysoudia Beach B
Private Hotel Beaches In Paphos Region
The beautiful coastline is home to many of the top hotels in Paphos and the majority of these hotels all have their own sandy beaches. Many people who visit Paphos do not actually realise this and as a result, never experience some of the best beaches in Paphos. The top 5 star hotels such as the Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel, Annabelle hotel and Almrya hotel all have their own private beaches, which all offer very peaceful and tranquil settings.
Walk Along The Beach Promenades In Paphos
One of the wonderful plus points about Paphos, is that it has promenades along the beach front and these can be accessed either through the hotels themselves or by entrance points along the access roads or car parks on the front. The Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel which is situated in the Yeroskipou area of Paphos is one of the first hotels on the main road (known as ‘Theas Afroditis Avenue’) and has a lovely walkway along the front of the hotel and along the beach. Along this promenade are several other top hotels such as the Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel, Cyprotel Cypria Maris, Aquamare Beach Hotel & Spa, Sentido Cypria Bay and Louis Ledra Beach, as well as the Amathus Beach hotel Paphos, which is just a little further on the beach front. All these hotels have their own beaches but you can enjoy them as you stroll along the promenade and soak up the sun or stop for a quite drink at one of the hotel beach bars on route.
A little further along the promenade front located in the Kato Paphos area, you will find the Alexander The Great Beach Hotel and next to this hotel is a public beach. There is also another promenade which runs from the Alexander The Great Beach Hotel all the way along to the Harbour front in Paphos. This is a lovely walk during the day as it passes both the Annabelle hotel and Almrya hotel along with a couple of nice beaches, beach bars and restaurants.
Beaches Near Paphos
Although the main tourist area in Paphos has several beaches, there are also many popular beaches near Paphos that you can visit. Coral Bay is located approximately 7klms along the coast from Paphos and there are beaches in Polis and Latchi such as the municipal beach and the Blue Lagoon which are very popular with both locals and tourists.
Sandy Beaches Near Paphos
If you are looking for long sandy beaches in Paphos, then your best choice would be either Geroskipou Beach or Coral Bay. These both offer lovely sandy beach and are within easy access of paphos either by car or bus. Other sandy beaches in the Paphos region are near Polis and Latchi.
Paphos Beach Restaurants
Most of the larger more popular beaches in the Paphos region have restaurants located even on the beach themselves or very close by. These restaurants vary in cuisine and offer a selection of food and drinks throughout the day.
Coral Bay Road
A couple of klms further around the coast from the Paphos Harbour is the road leading to Coral Bay and along this road there are several 5 star hotels such as the Elysium, Venus Beach Hotel and King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort. Once again, these hotels have their own beaches and there are also promenades that run along the coastline and passed the beaches.
Paphos Nudist Naturish Beaches
There are a couple of nudist beaches in the Paphos district and Pissouri Beach between Paphos and Limassol is probably the most common as it is very secluded. The Sea Cave near Coral Bay is also used by naked bathers.
Paphos Turtle Beach
Lara beach is situated on the Akamas Peninsula and is the home to the Green Back and Loggerhead Turtle. The beach is a little of the beaten track and a 4 wheel drive car is better suited to the roads that lead to the beach. The beach itself is long and sandy and there is a conservation project for the beach that helps protect the turtles as they nest and lay their eggs.
We hope that the information on this page has been helpful and as you can see from the list above, you have a wide range of choices to choose from of beaches in Paphos to suit all requirements and preferences.