The crystal clear waters in this bay in the Akamas Peninsula enable you to see the sea bed. Access is by boat where you can take a dip in to the cool water and go swimming or snorkeling or just lay on the surface taking in the beautiful scenery.
Also situated in the last wilderness spot in Cyprus, in the Akamas Peninsula, Lara Bay is the nesting ground of the Green Back Turtle. Soft sand is in abundance in a bay that has the shape of a horseshoe.
Argaka is located between the sea and a pine forest. While Lower Argaka stands next to the sea, Upper Argaka stands upon the slope with an excellent view towards the sea. The east part of the village has officially been deemed as a region of excellent natural beauty. Just a few kilometres further west is the small town of Polis & Latchi.
Latchi with its attractive harbour and well known restaurants serving a wide choice of food including many varieties of freshly caught fish. There is a water sports centre and boat hire.
Crescent-shaped ocean bay offering clear swimming waters, boat rentals & other tourist amenities. Coral Bay itself is a 600m crescent of soft white sand, enclosed by a pair of limestone headlands and characterized by rocky headlands and sea caves.
This beach is the highest rating beach on the western side of Cyprus. Golden sands, lovely coves, calm shallow waters in a splendid curved stretch of shore, offers the best opportunity both for relaxation and exploration. You will also be close to the nesting place of the island’s turtles. It is the most visited beach on Cyprus's west coast. Coral Bay is one of the best beaches for families with children of all ages.
Baths of Aphrodite Beach
Relatively cut off and small it is not a well known beach. To get to it you need to park at the Baths of Aphrodite public parking lot and cross the road to get to the hill which you climb down either to the left or the right in order to reach the sand. A fish restaurant sits directly above the beach.
Found in Pegeia Laourou beach is accessible by all modes of transport. With accommodation facilities close by and water sports on offer it offers fun, relaxation and protection- lifeguards are present between 11AM and 5.30PM during the swimming season.
Petra Tou Romiou Beach
It is said that the mythical Greek goddess of love Aphrodite was born here. A magnificent beach encompassed by large rocks and luscious sand it is often a place where artists and poets come to draw inspiration. Two large rocks- a landmark in Cyprus, are called Petra tou Romiou in Greek (translated in to English it means ‘Rock of the Greek’). The rock is said to have been hurled by Digenis Akritas powerful Byzantine warrior in an attempt to prevent a raid of the island by Arab pirates. The beach is named after these rocks and is perfect for leisurely walks and being alone. It is also an ideal place for honeymooners.
Paphos Municipal Beach
The most popular with the local Cypriots this beach lies in the heart of Kato Paphos which is the main tourist area of the city of Paphos. It is just 900 feet from Paphos Castle and just off the main Poseidonos Road. Due to the beach’s location it is close to everything you could possibly need and desire.
Aspokremmos (Yiannakis) Beach
Everyone has a different idea of paradise and at first glance a new venture in Latchi comes close. Near the Anassa hotel, the entire area is known for its natural beauty. To reach this beach you have to take the route leading to the monumental bath of Aphrodite. This beach with golden sands and tiny golden pebbles looks very vast and is an ideal beach for long walks and cozy evenings. The restaurants and bars lining the beach offer an array of mouth watering food and drinks, the town of Latchi has various resorts which offer beautiful views of the bay, the transportation of the town is very well established and you can use local buses which are at regular intervals or you can even hire taxis, close to the beach is the Akamas peninsula situated on the west side, on the eastern side of the beach is the Pomos point.
Located very near the Latchi fishing harbor in the Polis area of Paphos, this beach has a mountain backdrop for beautiful picturesque scenery. With a gorgeous pebble beach and crystal clear waters it is an invitation waiting to be accepted.
Polis Municipal Beach
It is actually a long continuous beach that stretches from the Akamas Peninsula to the Pomos area. With sun beds and umbrellas for sunbathing in a common part of the beach but also more isolated parts of the Chrysochous bay there is something for everyone.
Sandy Beach (Chloraka-Lemba)
If you’re looking for a great little beach in Paphos, then visit Sandy Beach in Chloraka. Found down a dirt track off the main Chlorakas-Lemba coastal road, the beach is a haven for sun worshippers and a top spot to enjoy a sundowner with friends. Situated in a secluded bay popular with surfers, this beach is often overlooked but is a hidden gem. The sand is golden and the waters are clear. However, this bay is prone to large waves and rip currents, so swimmers should be aware. There is a life guard on duty during designated hours, and a volley ball court and shower and toilet facilities are also available.
Faros beach, in the west of Paphos, is a sandy beach with a high quality of water due to the many frequent tests conducted. Accommodation facilities are close by, and you can access the beach easily and it is clearly marked. Here you can also find a beach volleyball court.
The Dasoudi beach is situated in Polis Chrysochous in the Paphos region. It is also has a camping site on a sandy beach which is accessible by all types of transport. You can hire sun beds and try the water sports on offer here.
Geroskipou Municipal Beach
This beach is also easily accessible to all modes of transport. It is a lovely sandy beach which offers water sports and sunbathing facilities. You can find accommodation just a stone’s throw away and you can have the reassurance of lifeguards on duty between 10am and 5pm during the swimming season.
La Playa Beach
La Playia Beach lies in Geroskipou. The La Playa Beach Bar hosts some of the biggest summer music festivities in the wider area of Paphos.
Vrysoudia Beach A
Vrysoudia Beach A is a glorious sandy beach which also lies near the hotels of the tourist area of Kato Paphos. Taken great care of by the Paphos Municipality it is well marked for easy access. It is accessible by all modes of transport including a bus stop. The beachfront is cleaned everyday and offers all kinds of water sports as well as sun beds for hire.
Vrysoudia Beach B
Vrysoudia Beach B has the special added bonus of offering a beautiful view to the Paphos Castle and harbour to those who bathe on this sandy beach. It is also situated near the hotels of Kato Paphos with easy access to all kinds of transport.
Sheltered inlet with sandy shores & calm waters, plus water sports, lodging & cocktail bars. Alykes Beach is located close to the tourist district in Lower Paphos. This sandy beach offers all the necessary amenities – umbrellas, loungers and watersports equipment. The beach comes with showers and restrooms.
Akamas Peninsula National Park
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna. The important significance of the Akamas Peninsula has been duly noted; The European Council has included it in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. The Cyprus Government has yet to fully declare it as a National Park for tourist and local landowners reasons, although friends of the Earth and Green Peace are lobbying hard for it.