The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has a booming tourism industry and year after year holidaymakers flock here. Many just want to soak up the sun and there’s no doubt that Cyprus has the beaches to attract the sunbathers.
Nissi Beach is in the resort of Ayia Napa, Cyprus. It is on the south-eastern corner of Cyprus. It is very popular with younger people looking to party – Nissi Beach is just a 30 minute trip from Larnaca airport! There are buses that will take you from the airport to Ayia Napa on a regular basis, and the 500 meter long beach has been awarded the blue flag designation. The beach takes its name from the small islet close to the cove, and this uninhabited island can be reached by wading through the water.
Ayia Napa and Fig Tree Bay
Ayia Napa is widely considered the premier nightlife location of Cyprus, and can get very busy especially in the summer, having made a transition in recent years from a popular, all-ages family holiday destination to a “dance party capital”.Fig tree bay is a well-known sandy beach in the resort of Protaras, Cyprus. In 2011 it was voted as the 3rd best beach in Europe whilst in 2013, it was voted as the 13thbest beach in Europe on TripAdvisor.
As with all beaches in Cyprus access to the public is free, whilst bed and umbrella hire is chargeable. A municipal car park provides parking within a short walk. The sandy beach stretches for 500m and the waters are clean enough for the beach to have also been awarded blue flag designation.
The beach which runs the length of its own cove, takes its name from the fig trees located close to the coast. There is an uninhabited islet is easily reached by swimming through the shallow waters and its location provides a good shelter for the rest of the beach. In contrast to other local beaches such as Nissi beach and Fig tree bay have become a popular destination for families. Water sports such as water-skiing, windsurfing and pedal boating are all available.
Aphrodite’s Rock is situated just before Pissouri going towards Limassol in Cyprus. The beach area at Aphrodite’s Rock is one where many families and friends gather for picnics and people come from all over to photograph the rock. The waters of Aphrodite feel sacred and everyone wants to see this place for themselves. Some want to swim in the sea here taking a chance on whether these waters may give them something magical in their life. Don’t miss Aphrodite; book flights at www.cheapflights.co.uk/Cyprus/ and get into the water!
Curium Beach is a bay of granular sand overlooked by the magnificent amphitheatre. It is located to the west of Limassol. It is generally a quiet beach with a couple of good fish tavernas. This is a suitable beach for children of all ages. There are basic toilet facilities.Finally the beach at Lara Bay, on Cyprus’s north-west coast, is known as Lara Beach and is a near-deserted sandy strip that is home to loggerhead and green turtles.