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The best beaches in Cyprus

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1) Petra Tou Romiou - Speaking of the goddess of beauty, surely you want to check out her birthplace. Traditionally, Aphrodite arose out of the sea from this beach. It makes sense: golden sand, mild waters, and picturesque rocks in this horseshoe-shaped beach frame clear blue waters. This beach can be a little crowded, but for a picture-perfect postcard view, Petra Tou Romiou is the placе.

2) Nissi - Great cafes, pubs, and water sports make Nissi beach the location for the party-loving beach-goer. Nissi beach is one of the best "social" beaches on Cyprus, with soft sand and a long coastline. A tiny island about 100m from the shore is a popular swimming destination.

3) Limassol - The beaches of Limassol, including Pissouri Beach and Governor's Beach, are lovely for small children to play on. They are rarely overcrowded, and the waters are calm, shallow and smooth. Limassol is also renowned for its restaurants and you can dine on traditional Cypriot food while you watch the surf go in and out.

4) Coral Bay is a popular tourist resort in the Peyia municipality 6 km North of the city of Paphos.The coast to the west and to the east of coral bay is characterized by rocky headlands and sea caves, Coral Bay itself is a 600m crescent of soft white sand, enclosed by a pair of limestone headlands.[1]Coral Bay beach carries an EU Blue Flag certification which means that it adheres to all standards, rules and regulations required by the relevant committee of the European Union. This makes Coral Bay a cosmopolitan beach visited by tourists and locals alike.

5) Phinikoudes (or Foinikoudes) Beach is perhaps one of the most famous beaches in south Cyprus. The heart of Larnaca town is just behind the beach, divided from the shore by the coast road, Athenon Avenue. Phinikoudes Beach was named after the small palm trees planted here back in 1922, which are now very big palm trees providing welcome shade behind the beach during the midday sun. Vast paved pedestrian areas and colourful shrubs give the beach area a more Miami feel than Mediterranean. Phinikoudes Beach is a Blue Flag status beach and is kept very clean by Larnaka Municipality, who also provide the summer lifeguard service. The beach is around half a kilometre long and has fine, grey sand that kids love to play in. The sea is usually calm enough for youngsters to paddle and swim with adult supervision. Behind the beach lies the centre of Larnaca, so you can sunbathe in the morning, enjoy lunch at any of the many local restaurants, and do some shopping in the afternoon, all within easy walking distance of many of the popular beach-front hotels in Larnaca. If you drive to Phinikoudes Beach, there are several car parks nearby.

6) Protaras Beach
Amongst the busiest beaches in Protaras, the eponymous Protaras beach has a long strip of fine golden sand and shallow waters for snorkelling. Awarded a Blue Flag accreditation for its cleanliness and water quality, the beach is a short distance from the resort centre and easily accessible on foot.
In addition to the various water sports on offer, boat trips exploring the Famagusta coastline can be taken from the beaches jetties. For the less adventurous, sun beds and parasols are available for hire.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards between the hours of 9am-6.30am, has disabled access and toilet facilities on site.

7) Curium Beach
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus. High above the beach is a Roman Amphitheater that has been restored. From this vantage you can watch the boats and water sports. The sea can be very rough at times but the beaches are gentle and favorable for swimmers. This beach can get a little crowded at times due to its popularity.
8) Governor's Beach
Located between Larnaca and Limassol, this is a shallow beach that is great for small children to play and swim. There is also a white rocks area that is beautiful with great fishing and sailing at this beach.


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