Cyprus Beaches

Cyprus holidays are in hot demand this season as the coastal island offers large lengths of beaches to tempt sunbathers and those who need some old fashioned rest and relaxation.  For this reason, most holidays to Cyprus are booked upon the promise of the hot dry summer days, sandy beaches, and plenty of azure blue sea to play in and view.

One of the most famous beaches to choose to stay near during Cyprus holidays is Famaqusta, which is known for miles of sandy beaches, some of which is owned and some of which is open to the general public.  However, even hotel owned beach line can be entered for a small fee where you have access to sun loungers, bars, and sunshades.  The water along the Famaqusta beach is quiet and safe, making it an excellent location during holidays in Cyprus for snorkelling and swimming.

Those looking for more exciting adventures should head over to the coastline beach of Ayia Napa, which is referred to as one of the best Cyprus beaches.  Due to the long beach area and reasonable waves it receives the most tourism activity on the island with plenty of facilities for all sea sports.  For those with a taste for thrills there are plenty of opportunities to go wind-surfing, water-skiing and scuba-diving. You can also rent scooters, speed boats and motor boats.

For a more natural beach, you may want to head over to the Limassol beach which is composed of pebbles and dark coarse sand.  Located nearby is also the Lady’s Mile beach, which is three miles from old town and filled with dark sand or Curium, which is ten miles to the west of Limassol, and offers coarse sand that washes up alongside towering cliffs, which makes for a fantastic photo op.

After getting a few minutes enjoying the unspoiled beach of Limassol, you can easily turn to the east and after two miles head into the Dassoudi, which is a top resort beach visited by many on Cyprus holidays.  Dassoudi is pleasant and offers all of the amenities expected out of a heavily travelled beach such as modern changing rooms, a restaurant, car park, snack bar, and full line-up of water sports and hire shops.

Two more prominent beach areas that people often include during their holidays to Cyprus are Larnaca and Protaras.  The latter is visitor friendly and has plenty of sport facilities for those that want to get active out on the water.  Cyprus beach areas for the most part offer plenty of resorts and restaurants making it easy to get refreshments while out and about.