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February 23, 2024

Top 10 Best Beaches in Ayia Napa

Hey there, beach lovers! Are you ready to dip your toes into some of the most stunning waters the Mediterranean has to offer? We’ve got the scoop on the best beaches in Ayia Napa, where the sand is golden, the vibes are chill, and the sea sparkles under the sun all year round! So, grab your sunscreen, and let’s hit the beach!

#1: Nissi Beach: The Heartbeat of Ayia Napa!

First up, Nissi Beach. Oh, where do we start? This beach is like the popular kid in high school – everyone wants to hang out here! With its crystal-clear waters and lively beach bars, Nissi Beach is perfect for those looking to swim and sunbathe, do cliff jumping and water spots, or sip on a cool drink and party! There’s always something happening at the Nissi Bay Beach Bar, from DJ sets to foam parties. It’s a must-visit!

Nissi Beach
Nissi Beach

Did you know? According to Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024, Nissi Beach is ranked 22nd place in the “Best of the Best Beaches in the World” and takes 7th place in Best of the Best Beaches in Europe!

Nissi beach in winter
Nissi beach in winter

#2: Makronissos Beach: A Slice of Paradise

Second on our list is Makronissos Beach. Imagine soft, white sand beneath your feet and water so clear you can see the little fish swimming around. It’s a bit more laid-back than Nissi, making it ideal for families or anyone looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Ayia Napa. And if you’re into history, there are ancient tombs nearby to explore!

If you’re looking to capture those perfect Instagram shots and don’t mind splurging a bit, Makronissos Beach offers a “Maldives moment” at Levels Beach Bar where you can rent luxurious wooden gazebos, right on the waterfront!

Makronissos Beach
Makronissos Beach- Levels beach bar

#3: Konnos Bay: The Scenic Escape

Heading towards the edge of Ayia Napa, you’ll find Konnos Bay, nestled between green-clad cliffs offering breathtaking views. Its serene waters are a snorkeler’s dream, with lots of marine life to discover. The vibe here is tranquil, making it a perfect escape from the more crowded beaches although in high season it is packed. Grab an ice cream, find a shady spot, and let the day slip away in paradise.

#4: Landa Beach: The Hidden Gem

Landa Beach is the spot if you’re after a quieter day by the sea. It’s not as crowded as the others, giving it a more intimate vibe. The water is just as beautiful, and there’s plenty of space to lay out your towel and unwind. Don’t forget to bring a picnic – it’s the perfect spot for a beachside lunch.

#5: Pantachou Beach: The Central Retreat

Pantachou Beach lies at the heart of Ayia Napa, offering easy access and a long stretch of beautiful sand. It’s great for a swim and has a laid-back atmosphere, despite its central location. With clear, shallow waters, it’s another excellent choice for families or anyone looking to float their worries away under the sun.

Here you can find some of Ayia Napa’s best Beach bars like Paradisos Beach Venue, Kaliva On The Beach and Marcello’s Beach Bar.

#6: Glyki Nero Beach: The Sweet Spot

This sandy beach spot could be considered an extension of Pantachou Beach, known also for its crystal clear waters, and beautiful views, in the vicinity of sea caves and the love bridge. The beach offers all the amenities and comes equipped with rows of umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, changing rooms and toilets, parking, water sports, a beach bar, and a restaurant at the top. What more can you wish for?

#7: Pernera Beach: The Snorkeling Haven of Ayia Napa!

Nestled along the coast of Ayia Napa, Pernera Beach offers more than just golden sands and crystal-clear waters. It’s home to the remarkable MUSAN, an underwater museum that turns a dive into a journey through an art gallery. Here, sculptures blend with marine life, creating a living exhibit that will evolve over time. Pernera Beach itself is a haven for swimmers and sunbathers alike, offering a tranquil spot to relax because there are no bars, restaurants, or loud music nearby. The beach is sandy but the entrance in the sea can be challenging due to rocks.

#8: Vathia Gonia Beach

Also known as Sandy Bay Beach, this secluded beach is located in a small bay that offers calm shallow waters and soft sand. Perfect for those seeking a peaceful beach day, this beach is usually not as crowded as the others. With its laid-back atmosphere, it’s an ideal retreat for families and solo travelers alike.

Fully equipped with amenities for convenience yet retaining its natural charm, Vathia Gonia promises a serene escape within Ayia Napa. This beach is also ideal for wheelchair users who have sunbeds reserved and a special ramp for water access for people with mobility impairments.

#9: Ammos Kambouri Beach: The Hidden Corner

If you’re hunting for a peaceful spot, Ammos Kambouri Beach is your hidden sanctuary. It’s a bit off the beaten path, which means fewer crowds and more peace. The water here is calm and inviting, perfect for a relaxing swim. It’s a simple, no-fuss beach where nature does all the talking. Also very popular for small beach weddings.

#10: Limnara Beach

Limnara Beach is also a gem for snorkeling enthusiasts. The rocky sides of the beach are home to a variety of fish and sea creatures, making it an underwater adventure. It’s less crowded, on the outskirts of Ayia Napa offering a serene atmosphere for those looking to dive into the natural beauty of Ayia Napa’s marine life.

There you have it, our top 9 best beaches in Ayia Napa, each with its own unique charm and beauty.

Some host tips before you go

Here are a few extra little tips from us:

  • Get to the beaches early to snag a good spot.
  • Always have water and sunscreen on hand – it gets really hot out there!
  • Don’t forget to explore the local beach bars and restaurants; they’re part of the experience.
  • The usual price for renting a sunbed on the beach is 2.5 euros, the same for an umbrella.
  • In high season, starting from August, the waves will bring algae and seaweeds to the seashore and most of the beaches, including Nissi Beach, will give the impression that the water is not so clean. You will have to swim a bit to get to crystal clear waters again.

So, what are you waiting for? The beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa are calling your name. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Dive in, have fun, and remember, we’re here to make your stay in our holiday apartments as cozy and comfortable as can be.

Happy beach hopping!

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