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 offer services to their visitors, accommodating families , couples and more secluded nudist - gay beaches. A number of them, can also accommodate residents with wheelchair accessibility, while there are also some which are 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 a beach which is clean, has 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.

In addition, if you are interested to find some the top 10 then read our article for the Top 10 beaches on the island of Cyprus.

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

Cyprus Beaches photos: 
Nissi beach
Nissi beach

Cyprus beaches map

Cyprus beaches by location (district)

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...

Castella Beach, Limassol

Castella Beach is located in the Ayios Tychonas area in the Limassol district. It is also called La Isla beach due to the La Isla restaur...

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...

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 (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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Makronissos Beach

Makronissos Beach is situated 5 kilometres from the centre of Ayia Napa and is a graphic combination of three bays. The three small bays ext...

Nissi Beach

Nissi beach is a famous sandy beach in the province of Ayia Napa Cyprus which belongs to the Famagusta district. Access to the beach is easy...

Pantachou – Limanaki beach

The Pantachou-Limanaki beach is located in Ayia Napa with a length of 800 metres and a width of 35 metres. It starts from the end of the ...

Pernera Beach - Ayia Napa

The Pernera beach has a length of 200 metres and 25 metres width. It is located 1, 8 kilometres from the Ayia Napa centre, between the Vathe...

Pernera Beach - Polyxenia, Protaras

Pernera Beach - Polyxenia is located at the most southern part of Protara, in the area of Pernera. Τhe Pernera beach  extends ...

Pezounospylioi (Filias) beach

One of the most beautiful and at the same time the least well known beaches in the area. The beach is hidden under a cliff, without any faci...

Poseidon beach

Poseidon beach is located between Ayia Napa and the Sotira village in Ammochostos, about 1 kilometre to the west of the Ayia Napa Waterpark....

Potami beach

Potami beach is the last beach of Pernera, located in Paralimni. The beach has easy access through the promenade and is a favourite...

Sandy bay beach

Sandy bay beach is located in Ayia Napa near the popular Nissi bay. The beach has white sands and the water is crystal clear and you can ...

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Malindi Beach, Limassol

Malindi Beach is located between the Pareklissia beach  and the Grand Resort Beach, in the Limassol  district. Malindi beach is a ...

Melanda Beach

Melanda beach is located around 4 kilometres from the Avdimou Village and around 20 minutes from Limassol. The beach received its name fr...

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is located in the heart of Limassol. Even though it is a small beach it is very good for swimming as it is also a sandy beach. I...

Onisilos Beach

Onisilos Beach is a quiet beach far away from the noise. It has thin white sand as is located in the beautiful area of Agios Tychonas in Lim...

Panagies Beach

The Panagies beach is located after the Aoratoi beach, right next to the St. Raphael Marina and in front of the St. Rapahel Hotel in the Lim...

Paramali Beach

Paramali beach is located at the Paramali village which is 25 kilometres west of Limassol. To get to this beach you take the first exit t...

Parekklisia Beach, Limassol

Parekklisia Beach is situated in the Parekklisia village in the Limassol district. More specifically it covers the area in front of the Gran...

Pareklissia Beach

Pareklissia beach is characterised by its soft sand and clear blue waters. It is one of the few beaches which exist in Limassol which are co...

Plus beach

  The Plus beach is located at the Uptown Square area in the Limassol district with the most cosmopolitan sandy beach in the area. ...

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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...

Vrysoudia Beach

Vrysoudia Beach is an impressive sandy beach which is located near the hotels of the tourist area in Poseidonos Avenue, in Kato Paphos. It ...

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