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)

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Baths of Aphrodite beach

The baths of Aphrodite beach is not well known beach. In order to get there you must park at the public parking at the Baths of Aphrodite an...

Blue lagoon Beach - Akamas

The blue lagoon beach is one of the most isolated yet beautiful beaches on the island offering a magical view. The blue lagoon beach coul...

Blueberry Beach

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

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Green bay

Green Bay is the perfect beach for beginner divers and is located in Protaras. Here many learners come to begin their diving courses as the ...

Kapparis Beach

Kapparis Beach is located in the Protaras area of the Famagusta district. It is a very quiet and isolated beach and it is the beac...

Katsarka beach

Katsarka beach is located very close to the Ayia Napa port. It is so close that the visitors can access it on foot if you park in the port a...

Konnos Bay

This lovely secluded beach can be found 2km north of Cavo Greko with perfect swimming conditions especially for children as there are no wav...

Landa beach

Landa beach is a beach which extends to 400 metres length and 50 metres width. It is covered by golden sand. Landa beach is located between ...

Limnara Beach (Kermia)

Limnara Beach (Kermia) is a small sandy beach in a rocky bay, covered with thin golden sand and with medium sized waves. It is located at...

Liopetri beach

The Liopetri beach is surrounded by iconic hills and forms the end of the Liopetri village coastline. It is the most secluded Ayia Napa coas...

Lombardi beach ( Cavo Maris)

Lombardi beach is located in the area of Protaras , next to the  Cavo Maris Beach Hotel. The beach has been presented with the award of...

Louma beach

Louma beach is located in Paralimni , near Protaras area and more specifically near Pernera beach. It is a beautiful beach with thin sand an...

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Lenios beach

Lenios beach is located in Oriklini in the Larnaca district. The beach is near  the Lenios hotel at the seaside. It is a nice sand...

Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca

Mackenzie Beach is about 15 minutes from Pervolia in Larnaca and it is a flat beach which makes it suitable for families with chil...

Mazotos Beach

The beach of Mazotos is a quiet beach located in the Larnaca district. It is a beach with barely any facilities however it is very popular w...

Meneou Beach

Meneou beach is located in the village Meneou, in the Larnaca district. It is a small peaceful beach with bars that have snacks and soft dri...

Pyla / KOT beach

KOT beach is also known as Pyla beach . The KOT beach is located near the centre of Larnaca on the main road of Larnaca-Dekhelia .It is also...

Yiannades beach

Yiannades beach is located on the Larnaca – Dekeleia road, in the area of Oroklini in Larnaca. It has a length of 600 metres and has shall...

Yiannathes Beach

Yiannathes beach has beautiful locations and great sand. It is an ideal beach for fishing and diving due to its clear waters and its fantast...

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Dream Café/ Puesta beach

Dream Café/Puesta beach is located a little after the Four Seasons Hotel in the Limassol district. There is an empty field in which visitor...

Episkopi Beach

Episkopi Beach is located in the Episkopi Village which is about 17 kilometres from the Limassol district. The beach is mainly sandy wit...

Governor's Beach

Governor's beach Is a very well-known sandy beach. It is located between Limassol and Larnaca and can be accessed by car, bus, motorbik...

Kalymnos beach

Kalymnos beach is located in the area of Pentakomo in Limassol and is accessed by all types of transportation. The beach is sandy and has a ...

Kourion Beach, Limassol

Kourion Beach is outside Limassol in the area called Kourion. The Kourion is an area which has a deep history from the ancient Greek an...

La Isla beach ( Kastella ) Limassol

The La Isla beach is located in the Ayios Tychonas area in the Limassol district. It is also called Kastella beach but it has received th...

Ladys Mile beach, Limassol

Lady's mile beach is located very close to the new Limassol port and can be easily reached from Limassol town centre in 10-15 minutes. The b...

Lighthouse beach

The Lighthouse beach is located in the area of Germasogeia in the Limassol district, and it is one of the most idyllic beaches in Limassol. ...

Loures beach

This graphic beach is quite popular. It is located in Agios Tichonas area in Limassol. It is a beautiful rocky area with ideal locations for...

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Laourou beach

Laourou beach is located in Peyia which can be accessed by all types of vehicles. With facilities at a short distance, this beach offers fun...

Lara Beach, Akamas

Lara Beach is located in the Akamas Peninsula in the Paphos district. You can get there from driving to Pegia and then to Agios Georgios. It...

Latsi Beach

Latsi Beach is located close to the small port in the area of Polis Chrysochous, which is about 45 minutes from Paphos. This beach combines ...

Pachyammos Beach

The Pachyammos Beach is located in the Paphos tourist area of Posidonos Avenue in front of all the hotels which exist there. The locals ofte...

Pachyammos Village Beach

This small and relaxing beach is located in front of the humble port of Pomos, with its traditional boats. It is at a distance and provide p...

Paphos Municipal baths beach

Paphos Municipal baths beach, also called Kato Paphos beach runs along the whole strip from Yeroskipou towards the Paphos harbour. Most of t...

Paphos Municipality beach

The most popular beach for the residents of Paphos. This beach is located in the heart of Kato Paphos which is the main tourist area. It is ...

Petra tou Romiou

Petra Tou Romiou also known as Aphrodite's Rock in English is one of the most famous beaches in Cyprus  which thousands of people visit...

Polis Municipality beach

The municipality beach is located in Polis Chrysochous. It is a beach with sand and pebbles and can be accessed by car, motorbike and bus. I...

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