Beaches In and Around Paphos

If your idea for a picture-perfect holiday is to relax on the beach working on that tan, then Paphos is the place for you. With a 50 kilometers coastline and 27 public beaches, this former ancient kingdom of Cyprus is a heaven for swimmers, snorkelers and divers all year round. Paphos has some fine beaches, mostly with white sand, though some are rocky beaches. You can tan, swim or indulge in many water sports, fishing trips or relaxing boat trips.

Coral Bay is considered one of the most lovely areas in the region, Coral Bay is located in the Peyia municipality 6 km North of the city of Paphos. Its golden sands and still, shallow waters make it a perfect destination for a relaxing day out. The beach is a 600 m crescent of soft white sand and surrounded by a pair of limestone points and has rich greenery that makes it more beautiful. Amenities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, recycling bins and water sports. There are a variation of restaurants, coffee shop, bars, kiosks and accommodation in the area. Access is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with car-parking available and bus stop nearby. 

Alykes Beach is a bit rocky and has a sheltered inlet with sandy shores & calm waters, plus water sports, lodging & cocktail bars. You’ll find cheap comfy sunbeds and clean. Lovely views and not too cramped. Enjoyable to stay only for a short time. 

Rikkos beach is sandy and pebble with a perfect descent to the water. Water is calm and safe. Toilets, showers, sunbeds available. Large, free parking next to the beach.

Vrisoudia II Beach is a small quiet beach close to the city. There are snack and sandwich bars nearby for food and drinks. You can rent a lounger and umbrella for €2.50 each. The beach is well maintained, there is a lifeguard on duty and the beach is sheltered from strong waves by a rock wall that breaks the waves. You’ll have to walk on pebbles/shale at the shore line to get into the sea. Once on the sea you can stand easily for a good distance in and it’s sandy underfoot.

Latsi Beach is a popular swimming spot, this pebble beach offers lifeguards along with sunbed & umbrella rentals and free parking on the other side of the road. Lots of nice restaurants a short walk to the marina where you can enjoy waterfront dining. 

Lara Beach can be accessed by a dirt road, this wild secluded beach features swimming, sea turtles and stunning views. It’s a great, clean and remote mostly rocky beach and none touristy beach. Water is crystal clear. The beach is wild, no umbrellas or sunbeds. The view is astonishing.


Pachyammos Beach is a small, relaxing beach and popular among tourists due to its location and convenience from the city.

When to visit

Peak travel to the beaches falls during the hot, dry summer (Jun–Sep). Heatwaves are possible Jul–Aug. Winters (Dec–Feb) are cool and rainy.

Month High/Low Precip
16° / 8°
17° / 8°
18° / 9°
21° / 11°
24° / 14°
27° / 18°
30° / 21°
30° / 21°
29° / 19°
26° / 16°
22° / 16°
18° / 10°

Source: NOAA

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