Cyprus is well known for its beautiful coasts with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Each city on the island has its own beauty and displays a small piece of paradise. From Paphos to Larnaca the coast is filled with hundreds of beaches for you to experience.

For those who choose Cyprus for their holidays, or prefer the sea for their outings, there are 160 official beaches that have been approved by the Central Beach Committee. A large number of these beaches offer services to their visitors, accommodating families , couples and more secluded nudist - gay beaches. A number a beaches also accommodate residents with wheelchair accessibility , while there are also dog friendly beaches.

Being an island, Cyprus is not an industrial country. It is tourist country and its economy is based on tourism, an area which it has managed to develop greatly over the years. Cyprus has managed to keep its shores and coasts clean with an impressive 59 blue flag beaches on the island. Moreover, according to The European Environment Agency and the European Commission, Cyprus is in the second place in Europe for the cleanest beaches.

The beaches differ from coast to coast, with unique characteristics according to the area, the colour of the sand and the water. The sea life in the area, the facilities the beach has to offer, the water sports available, its popularity and its isolation are all important criteria for choosing a particular beach.

Out of the 160 official beaches on the island, 112 are expected to have a large number of visitors as it is determined by the officials, taking into consideration the trends that existed during the past, added facilities or other promotional measures.There are organised beaches in all the municipalities in Cyprus, with the largest number of them being in the area of Agios Tychonas with 36 beaches in total. There are over 40 beaches located in the Ammochostos district where 22 are situated in Paralimni, 19 in Ayia Napa and one is in Sotira. The Paphos district has 16 organised beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and equipment for water sport.

There are very large beaches which have golden sand, clean water and facilities. The largest beach in Cyprus is located in Ayia Napa and in particular in the area of Glyki Nero Bay that has 1.500 sunbeds, while another 810 sunbeds are situated at Nissi Beach. Ayia Napa has many other beaches filled with sunbeds such as Makronisos Beach that has 660 sunbeds, Vathia Gonia with 610 sunbeds and Pantachou which has 670 sunbeds. The beaches in the Paralimni area are Fig Tree Bay and Mykonos-Flamingo which have 600 sunbeds accordingly. The two beaches in Larnaca are Mackenzie and Finikoudes with 1086 and 1006 sunbeds accordingly. A large number of sunbeds are also situated at Coral Bay in Peyia with 724 sunbeds.

In total there are 14 Blue Flag Beaches that are situated in Ayia Napa. The Blue Flag award is granted to the beaches that comply with a series of criteria such as the quality of water, environmental education and information, as well as the security and correct management of the beach. More specifically the Blue Flag is awarded to beaches that are clean, have clean water, partake in waste management programs, provide clean toilets, feature lifeguards with first aid equipment, offer facilities for people with wheelchair disabilities, provide information for protected and sensitive neighbouring areas and potential pollution risk, as well as offer environmental activities.

Visit our article page on the Top 10 beaches on the island of Cyprus for more information.

The list below provides information (location, district, facilities available) on all of the beaches that exist on the island. You may use the map to locate the beach you want or use the categorised list below to find out more about Cyprus beaches

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Nissi beach
Nissi beach

Cyprus beaches map

Cyprus beaches by location (district)

Anassa beach

The Anassa beach took its name from the hotel which is built there, the Anassa Hotel. The road where the hotel and the surrounding area, ...

Agia Varvara Beach

Agia Varvara beach is located in the tourist area of Agios Tychonas in the Limasol district , at a short distance from the Amathounta archae...

Agios Georgios Alamanou beach

Agios Georgios Alamanou beach is located not far from Limassol, at the exit of Pentakomo. The monastery is dedicated to Saint George. Thi...

Agios Theodoros beach

The beach of Agios Theodoros is located in the Larnaca district and it is a quiet small place with thin golden sand. In addition, fresh f...

Akti Olympion Beach

The Akti Olympion beach is large with a width of 40 metres and approximately 2 kilometres length. The municipality of Limassol has made this...

Alaminos Beach

Alaminos beach is located along the shore of Larnaca and Kiti. This beach is almost hidden from common view and can easily be missed but&nbs...

Alykes Beach

Alykes Beach is situated in the centre of the tourist area in Kato Paphos between the beaches of the Municipal Baths and Vrisoudia B. I...

Ammos tou Kambouri beach

The Ammos tou Kambouri beach is a small natural bay between the sea caves of Ayia Napa and Cavo Greco. Until a few years ago the be...

Aorati Beach

Aoratoi beach is located in the area of Pyrgos in Limassol where there are charming places to stay. It is a sandy beach with sunbeds and ...

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Ammos tou Kambouri beach

The Ammos tou Kambouri beach is a small natural bay between the sea caves of Ayia Napa and Cavo Greco. Until a few years ago the be...

Armyropigado beach (Scouts beach)

The Armyropigado beach or Scouts beach is located in the Kappari area of Protaras and has a length of 100 metres and a width of 30 metres. ...

Ayia Thekla beach

The Ayia Thekla beach is located 6, 5 kilometres west of the centre of Ayia Napa and it is a very beautiful beach. It is a natu...

Ayia Triada Beach, Paralimni

The Ayia Triada Beach (Αγία Τριάδα) or Trinity Beach as it is called in English, is situated in the Paralimni area in the Ammochos...

Cape Greco beach

Cape Greco beach, also called Cavo Greco means Greek cape and is between Ayia Napa and Protaras in Cyprus. Cape Greco is a protected natu...

De costa beach

De costa beach is a small, not well known beach without sand and it is located in the area of Protaras. This beach is considered as...

Ellines beach (Althea)

Ellines beach is a small and isolated beach in the area of Protaras behind the Louis Althea Beach Hotel. It is not well known but it is a...

Fig Tree Bay, Protaras

Fig Tree Bay is a beautiful sandy beach in Protaras, Cyprus. The water is crystal clear and there is golden sand. This beach is considered a...

Glyki Nero - Grecian bay

Glyki Nero or Grecian Bay beach is one of the main beaches in Ayia Napa with crystal clear waters. This beach, is the one closest to the cen...

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Agios Theodoros beach

The beach of Agios Theodoros is located in the Larnaca district and it is a quiet small place with thin golden sand. In addition, fresh f...

Alaminos Beach

Alaminos beach is located along the shore of Larnaca and Kiti. This beach is almost hidden from common view and can easily be missed but&nbs...

CESSAC beach

The CESSAC beach is located next to the Dekelia British base where the sea road finishes. It is a public beach with a thin strip of sand. Th...

Dasoudi Beach (Dhekelia) - Larnaca

Dasoudi beach is located along the Dekhelia road in the Larnaca district. It is one of the best beaches in the town. This is a large beac...

Dhekelia Beach

The beach of Dhekelia is the largest in the sandy beach of Larnaca. The beach has the largest collection of hotels in Larnaca and they all h...

Faros Beach - Larnaca

A small, sandy beach near the village Pervolia in Larnaca , for a relaxing day by the sea. As with many other beaches in Cyprus it has been ...

Finikoudes beach

Finikoudes beach is considered as one of the most famous beaches in south Cyprus. The heart of Larnaca town is just behind the beach, divide...

Galu beach

It is located on the Larnaca-Dekelia road and is a graphic beach which is surrounded by trees and greenery. Galu beach is certainly one of t...

Kastella Beach

Kastela Beach is another beach in Cyprus which has been awarded a blue flag. Today Kastela is a small beach with calm waters and thin gre...

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Agia Varvara Beach

Agia Varvara beach is located in the tourist area of Agios Tychonas in the Limasol district , at a short distance from the Amathounta archae...

Agios Georgios Alamanou beach

Agios Georgios Alamanou beach is located not far from Limassol, at the exit of Pentakomo. The monastery is dedicated to Saint George. Thi...

Akti Olympion Beach

The Akti Olympion beach is large with a width of 40 metres and approximately 2 kilometres length. The municipality of Limassol has made this...

Aorati Beach

Aoratoi beach is located in the area of Pyrgos in Limassol where there are charming places to stay. It is a sandy beach with sunbeds and ...

Aphrodite beach - Agios Tychonas

The Aphrodite beach is located in the area of Agios Tychonas in the Limassol  district and its grey sand begins from the Four Seasons H...

Armonia Beach

The Armonia beach is an ideal place for relaxation so that is also where the name is from. The beach is sandy and is located in Agios Tyc...

Avdimou Bay Beach

The Avdimou Bay Beach is located to the south of the Avdimou Village in the Limassol district. It is a small bay in which the Avdimou Riv...

Blueberry Beach

Blueberry beach is located in the area of Amathounta , near Ancient Amathus in the Limassol district.  Before entering Limassol, a visi...

Dasoudi KOT beach

The Dasoudi KOT beach is located in the Germasogeia – heart of the tourist area- in the Limassol district. The beach has all the fasciliti...

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Anassa beach

The Anassa beach took its name from the hotel which is built there, the Anassa Hotel. The road where the hotel and the surrounding area, ...

Alykes Beach

Alykes Beach is situated in the centre of the tourist area in Kato Paphos between the beaches of the Municipal Baths and Vrisoudia B. I...

Baths of Aphrodite Beach

The Baths of Aphrodite Beach is situated in the Neo Chorio village of the Paphos district. More specifically the beach is located below the ...

Blue lagoon Beach, Akamas

The Blue Lagoon Beach is one of the most isolated yet beautiful beaches in Cyprus, offering a magical view. The blue lagoon beach could have...

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is the main bay of the Peyia coast in the Paphos district. It is situated southwest of the Peyia community, around 1,5 kilometres ...

Dasoudi beach (Polis Chrysochous)

Dasoudi beach is located in Polis Chrysochous in the Paphos district. It is positioned in a natural location with panoramic views of Chrysoc...

Faros Beach (Lighthouse), Paphos

Faros in Greek means lighthouse, which is also how the beach received its name. Faros beach is a sandy beach located to the west of Paphos w...

Geroskipou Beach

Geroskipou Beach is situated between Kato Paphos and the village of Geroskipou. It is also known as Atlantida beach or Rikkos beach, and it ...

Gialia Beach - Gialia Village

The Gialia beach is located in the village of Gialia , outside of Polis Chrysochous in the Paphos district. It is a large beach that has ...

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