Head to the beach and soak in the sun

While the theatre is, in my opinion, the greatest thing Cyprus has to offer, it is also renowned for its wonderful beaches. With a coastline extended to almost 650 kilometers in length,  Cyprus offers visitors a huge selection of glorious beaches in which to soak in the sun that shines in Cyprus most days of the year. Below are my picks for the best beaches that tourists should visit while traveling through the country.

Makronissos Beach

view of makronissos

Situated near the popular coastal town of Ayia Napa, Makronissos Beach is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. The quality of the water is absolute perfection and illuminates in stunning turquoise. While the sand is very fine and clean. Situated, 15 mins outside of Ayia Napa, Makronissos Beach is quieter than the beaches in the town center and is far cleaner. Well worth the short trip, it is my number 1 pick for the best beach in Cyprus.

Konnos Beach

aerial view of konnos beach

Located between Ayia Napa and Protaras, Konnos Beach is considered one of the most picturesque beaches in the whole of Cyprus. Containing shallow yet warm water, beachside umbrellas and complete with newly constructed shower and toilet facilities, this is a beach well worth the trip. Though do be warned due to limited parking if you are considering this beach in the heart of summer then get there early as places fill up fast!


seaside picture from episkopi beach

While the sand itself fails in comparison to many of the other beaches in Cyprus, the alluring trait of Episkopi lies in its untamed nature and attractiveness to windsurfers. Where most beaches in Cyprus are calm and clear, this beach offers visitors a rougher ride. Located just outside Limassol, this beach is overlooked by limestone cliff faces, making for a spectacular view.

Fig Tree Bay

view from foreshore of fig tree bay

For a beach that is ideal for the kids, consider Fig Tree Bay in Protaras. With a stretch of sand that seems to go on forever, this beach has long been regarded as one of the best in Europe. With shallow crystal blue waters, this location gets its name from one single fig tree that has stood overlooking the water since the 17th century. Quieter than the beaches in Ayia Napa, this is a wonderful choice whilst on a family vacation.

Nissi Beach

nissi beach palm tree

Nissi Beach is the crowning jewel of Cyprus’ beaches. Considered by many to be the best beach in Europe, Nissi is jam-packed in summer with tourists and locals looking to soak in the sun, the crystal clear water and enjoy the watersports and entertainment on display. With buses departing to the location from Limassol and Larnaca daily, there is no excuse to miss out on the Nissi beach experience. If crowds are not your thing, simply walk further down the beach. Stretching for miles you’ll find a quieter spot in no time.

I hope you consider these beaches when looking to soak in the sun and get some vitamin D. Whilst you can’t really go wrong in the heat of Summer with any Cypriot beach, heading to one of the beaches above will leave you satisfied beyond belief. I guarantee it!