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Paphos Beaches

Pissouri Bay ★★★★★
The closest lifeguard manned beach to resort. The beach itself is a sand pebble mix but the waters are crystal clear and this lively bay has cafes, restaurants and watersports aplenty. If you are lucky enough you may see some turtles in late Sept. Great for: watersports

Coralia Beach ★★★★★
Little known by tourists, yet only a 5 minute drive past the busy Coral Bay Beach in Paphos. White sands, calm sea and views of the Coral Bay Hotel pier make this the perfect beach to unwind on. Set in a small bay, there are plenty of good snorkelling spots and a couple of nice eateries close by if you fancy a bite to eat. Great for: kids and sand

Akamas Peninsula ★★★★★
The Akamas National park is well worth checking out if you are into discovering secluded beaches and bays. Lara Beach is a turtle sanctuary Lara Beach is a turtle sanctuary (check out the interesting information shack on the beach itself ) and the coast is unspoilt and great for picnics, with the Akamas nature reserve as a picturesque
backdrop. A natural and undisturbed world that is best accessed with a 4 x 4. Great for: turtle spotting and rugged beauty

Aphrodite’s Rock ★★★★★
A good stop off point for a quick dip and an opportunity to test the fable that says if you swim around the rock anti-clockwise at midnight in your birthday suit, you will achieve eternal youth. By day the sights are less concerning and the waters are clear with a sense of history as this is where Aphrodite is supposed to have risen from the waves, naked, of course. Great for: finding true love!

Polis ★★★★
There are some stunning beaches situated along the Chrysochou Bay from Polis to Pachyamos. Fishing, boat trips and sailing are the best in the area from here. Great for: snorkelling

Riccos Beach ★★★
New breakwaters have improved this beach’s appeal 10-fold, it’s fantastic for swimming and enjoying a day on a sunbed. Little snack shacks and restaurants nearby. Situated in Geroskipou. Great for: calm seas