Anyone who discovers Cyprus as a tourist destination can, like Aphrodite once, enjoy swimming in meerschaum on the gorgeous coast. In addition to a lot of culture, the many beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean island await you during your beach holiday. The azure blue sea, idyllic bays and wide gravel or sand sections invite you to swim, sunbathe and relax. Here are our beach favourite tips scattered across the coasts of the whole island. As you read, tune in to your next summer holiday destination Cyprus and its best beaches.
The shimmering golden beach is not only long but also very wide and offers plenty of space for sun worshippers. On the edge, small dune tufts flash up here and there, giving the scene even more atmosphere. The sea turtles of the Caretta Caretta species love the sun, in midsummer their walk into the water for egg storage is celebrated here. Four cosy taverns along the beach provide for the physical well-being. Enjoy specialities such as grilled meats and stuffed grape leaves.
At the beautiful Blue Lagoon Beach, the water shines in many shades of blue. One of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus also captivates you with its location in the Akamas National Park, where the nature film-maker David Attenborough once captured the fabulous landscape. The paradisical spot is a true idyll especially for lovers, but can also only be reached on foot: The city of Polis, with its restaurants and shops, is the last civilisation refuge - from here you can only reach the secluded bay by waterway or a dirt road.
Sunbathing and party moods belong to the Mackenzie beach like the goddess Aphrodite to Cyprus. On the endless, sandy beach section, which shimmers in different shades of sand, the hottest clubs already turn the music on during sundown- here sun seekers and dancers meet one another. Water sports enthusiasts, fitness enthusiasts and children also feel very well here. Parking is available.
One of the most interesting beaches is Lara Bay, because of its deserted nature: holidaymakers looking for action and entertainment are out of place on the dusty beach. But this beach is ideal for those seeking peace and nature lovers. They are usually completely undisturbed there.
Almost a "must-see" in Cyprus and guaranteed to be one of the frontrunners among the top beaches. The beach on the eponymous rock with its many bizarre cliffs is a feast for the eyes, which attracts many sun worshippers. This is partly due to the turquoise blue colour and partly because of the popular legend: allegedly, Aphrodite took her first bath here and was made the most beautiful woman in the world.
The meeting place for all kiters in Cyprus is the golden beach of Paramali - with its breadth and width, it also offers plenty of space for sunbathing. The interplay of waves, wind and the bright blue sky, where the kites fly high, is true picture-book scenery.
At Pomos Beach you have to pinch yourself - the sight of the green meadows and the beach promenade only fits upon your second glance of the holiday country, Cyprus. Rather, the scenery with its rough charm and the high waves is reminiscent of the Atlantic coast of England. It is hard to believe that the beach is still one of the secrets despite this dreamlike scenery.
The trees with the sweet fruit will only be discovered upon closer inspection. In fig tree bay is completed by the azure-blue water with the radiating turquoise-blue sky, the 250m-long sandy beach is brightly lit. This paradise in Cyprus also offers a lot of action with the possibility to ride a banana boat and go jet skiing.
The popular family beach in Cyprus is one of the most visited beaches on the Mediterranean island due to its shallow waters, gently sloping beach and good infrastructure. Those who want to combine the turbulent activity in the sand with a small snack, can taste Cypriot delicacies at the kiosk - with a magnificent view of the cliffs that surround the beach. Water sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth thanks to the first-class providers on site.
Anyone looking for a quiet spot on the famous Nissi beach during the summer season will find it difficult: this long beach is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike due to its excellent infrastructure, scenic nature and inexhaustible entertainment programme. As the water drops gently, the small island of Nissi can easily be reached on foot. Deeper places in the water provide great areas for snorkelling.