Ayia Napa Beaches
Ayia Napa has some of the best beaches in the whole of Cyprus, all of which have been awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of their outstanding cleanliness, excellent water conditions and wide ranging facilities. Carefully supervised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, the superb beaches in Ayia Napa are amongst the resort’s most compelling draws.
With fine white sand and crystal blue waters, Ayia Napa’s beaches are unsurprisingly a hive of activity during the peak holiday season as throngs of holidaymakers rush to sunbathe, paddle and play by the resort’s shoreline. With temperatures soaring above 30 degrees Celsius at the height of summer, the lure of cooling waters and sea breezes make a trip to the beach an Ayia Napa holiday essential.
Thanks to its sheltered location in the far Eastern corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus benefits from calm sea waters that allow holidaymakers to enjoy a range of water sports in relative safety. In turn, Ayia Napa’s beaches cater for a wide range of activities, including jet skiing, wind surfing, banana boating and bungee jumping with trained life guards on hand to supervise.
For those seeking a more laidback seaside experience, it’s better to grab a sun lounger and soak up the holiday sunshine, or enjoy a leisurely paddle in the gentle swell of the Mediterranean. As the resort’s beaches are well serviced by cafes and bars, it’s easy to stay hydrated during your time on the sands.
Visitors wishing to explore Ayia Napa’s entire collection of beaches should start at Ayia Thekla some 6 kilometres west of the resort centre. From here you are able to navigate a coastal pathway that leads through Makronissos Beach, Golden Sands, Nissi Beach, Sandy Bay, Ayia Napa Beach, Limnaria Beach and Konnos Bay.
The pick of Ayia Napa’s beaches is generally accepted to be Nissi Beach – a busy stretch of sand just a short walk from the resort centre. Although Nissi can get extremely crowded at the height of summer, it is an undeniably beautiful beach with excellent facilities - a great place to watch the sun setting far across the sea.
For those seeking a quieter alternative to Nissi, Makronissos Beach is an idyllic spot for sunbathing and also offers a variety of water sports. Made up of three sandy bays, Makronissos is popular with tourists and Cypriots alike, especially on Sundays when local families spend much of the day by the sea.
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