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Best Beaches in Pafos

Updated: 4 months ago

Pafos is one of the most popular resorts in Cyprus, boasting an impressive coastline with numerous beaches. Many of these beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for water cleanliness and convenient infrastructure. We have selected the best beaches of the resort for you.

Top 10 beaches of Pafos.

  1. Kotsias Beach
  2. Aphrodite Beach
  3. Pachyammos Beach
  4. Alykes Beach
  5. Lighthouse Beach
  6. SODAP Beac
  7. White Beach
  8. Geroskipou Beach
  9. Lara Beach
  10. Coral Bay Beach

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Kotsias Beach

Kotsias Beach (also known as Sandy Beach) is located near the Cypriot village of Lemba. The coastline here stretches for 150 meters and is covered with sand, but you can find small areas with fine pebbles and beautiful rocky outcrops. Along the beach, there are paved pedestrian paths. Kotsias is often not crowded, and due to its municipal status, entry to the beach is free.

Aphrodite Beach

Aphrodisiac Beach is located in the municipality of Geroskipou, near Paphos. It stretches for about one kilometer, with its sand mixed with fine pebbles and featuring a gentle and safe entry into the sea, making it particularly suitable for families with children. The beach also boasts the well-deserved 'Blue Flag' for its high level of service and water cleanliness.

Pachyammos Beach

Pachyammos Beach is located in the tourist center of Paphos, between the Constantinou Bros Athena Beach and Louis Imperial Beach hotels. This sandy beach, approximately 200 meters in length, has been awarded the 'Blue Flag,' which confirms its high level of service and water cleanliness. Pachyammos Beach is popular among tourists seeking a peaceful and comfortable vacation.

Alykes Beach

Alykes Beach, a small beach spanning 200 meters, is located in the tourist area of the city of Paphos. It is conveniently situated near a bus stop, car parking, and cafes. The beach has also been awarded the 'Blue Flag'. A unique feature of Alykes Beach is that the sea entrance begins with a concrete surface, which smoothly transitions into sand and pebbles. The beach is public and, accordingly, free of charge.

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach (Faros Beach) is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Paphos and is located in the northwestern part of the city. Its name is linked to the nearby lighthouse, and it offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, with impressive sunsets that leave no one indifferent. The beach is free for all visitors and has been awarded the 'Blue Flag' for its cleanliness and quality of service. Nearby, visitors can explore the archaeological park of Kato Paphos.


SODAP Beach, also known as Vrysoudia 1, is one of the most popular and frequented municipal beaches in the southwestern part of Paphos, near Poseidonos Avenue. The beach is sandy, 300 meters long and about 30 meters wide, with crystal clear and calm sea, featuring a safe and gentle entry. A stone breakwater parallel to the shore helps to protect swimmers from high waves.

White Beach

This is a wild beach with white weathered cliffs and cozy lagoons, located near the Peyia resort on the west coast of Paphos. This secluded beach, without infrastructure and noisy crowds, attracts lovers of peaceful relaxation and photographers who wish to capture the unique rocks.

Geroskipou Beach

Geroskipou Beach is a small beach stretching 350 meters near the eponymous resort village on the south-west coast of Cyprus. The beach has everything necessary for relaxation and a pleasant bonus in the form of a 'Blue Flag' certificate for its cleanliness. Nearby are picturesque gardens.

Lara Beach

Lara Beach is a unique beach on the Akamas Peninsula, near Paphos. It is famous for its sparsely populated shores, framed by caves and numerous picturesque lagoons. The beach is also notable for being a nesting site for rare green turtles. The sea near the shore is calm, and the entry into the water is shallow, making it an ideal beach for families with children.

Coral Bay Beach

Coral Bay Beach is one of the most popular and visited beaches in Cyprus. It is framed by two capes. The beach has a decent width and stretches about 600 meters. The sea near the shore is calm and safe due to the capes, with small waves, making it attractive for family vacations and for those who are not strong swimmers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pafos Beaches

Why isn't Aphrodite's beach on the list?

This beach is notable mostly for the Aphrodite's Rock, and we have a separate article about it.

Which beaches are located directly in the city?

The following beaches are located within the city limits: Lighthouse, Alikes, SODAP, Pachyammos, Aphrodisiac, and Geroskipou.

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