Cyprus is famous for its beautiful beaches and Larnaka doesn't disappoint, with miles of sand and the calm, inviting Mediterranean sea just waiting to refresh your senses.
Perfect for all the family, Larnaka's beaches cater for everyone, providing adrenaline-fueled watersports, relaxing spots for sun worshipers, excellent facilities and an abundance of nearby establishments offering refreshments and snacks. What's more, most of Larnaka's beaches have been awarded with the prestigious EU Blue Flag, recognising the highest standards in cleanliness, water quality, safety, services and support for the wider environment. At most of Larnaka's beaches, facilities for individuals with accessibility difficulties are also provided for.
From the palm tree-lined beach of Larnaka's cosmopolitan 'Finikoudes' to the long, sandy beach of McKenzie and its fine fish restaurants, Larnaka's coast offers the perfect haven for those seeking sun, sea and fun!
Bordering Larnaka’s central coastal promenade, Finikoudes Beach is one of the most famous Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus. “Finikoudes” means small palm trees (now grown into very big palm trees) that were planted in 1922. The beach has fine grey sand and is some 500 metres long. The width varies from 30 metres to 100 metres. The beach is well serviced with facilities such as toilets, showers, changing rooms, access for the disabled, sun-beds and umbrellas and water sports. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the bathing season. The sea is a perfect spot for families with young children,remaining shallow for quite some distance, providing lots of space for youngsters to splash around in the sea, which is usually calm with mild waves. In addition to the beach the area is famed for its hotels, lively cafes, bars and restaurants, which remain open until quite late at night. There are also a large number of mini markets close to the beach, with the commercial and shopping centre of the town just behind the promenade. The main road, Athinon Avenue, is landscaped with magnificent palm trees, vibrant flowers and green areas, which only complement the magnificent scenery. There is easy and safe access to the beach by bus and car or on foot. Many car parks are found near the beach. The area is the venue for the twoweek Larnaka Kataklysmos Fair,usually in June, during which the Blue Flag is withdrawn.
This is a popular Blue Flag beach situated near Larnaka International Airport. An ideal location for plane spotting, Mckenzie Beach is a long beach with fine grey sand. The sea is usually very calm, the water is clear and the footpath near the beach makes a walk along the sandy beach a memorable experience. The beach has a length of about 1 kilometre, while the width varies from 35 metres to 80 metres. There are several services and facilities at the beach, such as toilets, changing rooms, sun-beds and umbrellas, lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid. There is an array of water-sports available including windsurfing. Mckenzie beach is a hip-chic spot, with its bars and restaurants attracting a mixed and diverse crowd, ranging from families to young couples looking to savour a cool drink on the Mediterranean coast. There is easy and safe access to the beach by bus, car or on foot with ample parking nearby.
This beach is situated in Pyla. Located next to a number of the island’s leading hotels and resorts, the seemingly endless beach of Larnaka Bay which runs along the Dekeleia area, offers sun, sea and much more besides. This particular section falls under the authority of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. The beach offers areas with sunbeds as well as more spacious and private spots for those seeking to get away from it all. Apart from the range of watersports and beach bars on offer, the beach also hosts sporting events and tournaments such as beach handball, beach volleyball and beach tennis. There’s even a playground for when your young ones want a break from the sea!
This is a small, tranquil, sandy beach located near Pervolia village. The Faros Blue Flag beach is named after a nearby lighthouse. The cape has a sea barrier, which makes it ideal for small children to play in the sea. With a beach bar and water sports available, it makes this an ideal location for families with young children or those wishing to avoid crowds. Lifeguards are on duty during bathing season from June to September from 11.00 hours to 17.00 hours seven days a week.
Dasaki Pylas Beach
Dasaki Pylas Beach is situated along the Larnaka–Dekeleia Road. This long beach set in green surroundings has fine grey sand
both in and out of the water. The water is shallow and clear and the sea is usually calm which makes it an ideal spot for swimming. The long sandy areas make the Dasaki Pylas Beach ideal for beach games and leisurely strolls.
Kastella Beach is situated near the Psarolimano Fishing Shelter in Larnaka, some 15 minutes walk from the town centre. It is a small beach with fine grey sand. Another of Larnaka’s Blue Flag beaches, the sea here is usually calm and the water clear. The beach has a length of about 400 metres, while the width varies from 20 to 70 metres. There are several services and facilities at the beach including toilets, changing rooms, sun-beds and umbrellas, lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid. Many fish taverns, restaurants, ice-cream shops and mini markets can also be found nearby. There is easy and safe access to the beach either by bus and car or on foot. There are parking facilities at a small car park at the fishing shelter nearby.
Yanathes Beach is a sandy Blue Flag beach located in Voroklini (Oroklini).Water sports and accommodation facilities are available nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 11:00 to 17:00 hours during the bathing period. The beach is easily accessible by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle.