Probably one of the most famous beaches around Paphos is Coral Bay Beach, in the resort of the same name and it is found about 15-20 minutes west of Kato Paphos. Coral Bay is a long sandy beach especially popular with tourists. It has sunbeds, water sports and more. Many boat trips from Paphos harbour anchor here too. Like many Cypriot beaches there are a selection of taverns near the beach where a Cyprus meze or freshly caught fish can be enjoyed.
Not far from Coral Bay is Ayios Georgios, which is best known for the small island that lies just off shore. It boasts a cliff top restaurant and a collection of small coves and lagoons suitable for a swim, and while there why not discover the nearby Peyia sea caves?
Another beach that is a must to visit if you are on holiday in Paphos is Lara Bay; famous for being the turtle beach located in the Akamas Peninsula. Lara Beach is home to a conservation project to protect the indigenous Green and Loggerhead Turtles. Lara beach is quite off the beaten track and you will need a 4x4 to reach it, however, this means that the beach can be quite peaceful, which has its bonuses.
Just a couple of kilometres East of Paphos is Yeroskipou Beach. (Pictured below) This stretch of sandy beach offers sunbeds, and a small restaurant to grab a snack or refreshing drink on a long summers day. The beach has a shallow incline into the sea so is great for children too. There is also a small amusement park near the beach to keep the kids entertained.
Further East of Paphos, before you reach Pissouri is Aphrodite's Rock or Petra Tou Romiou which is known for being Aphrodite's birthplace. Although the beach is quite stony and the currents can be quite strong it is popular for tourists to swim here because of the legend associated with the beach.
As well as these main beaches, the Paphos district has plenty of other smaller beaches for you to enjoy during your stay on the holiday island of Cyprus. Many hotels and accommodation complexes have their own stretch of beach. For more details of this, check out our hotel section.
List Of Beaches:
West of Paphos is Coral Bay Resort and Beach, this is probably the most popular beach in Paphos.
Tickets to the Fasouri Water Park in Limassol, reserve them here
The best way to see Paphos and its coastline if by boat!
There are plenty of things to see and do in the Paphos District, discover our suggestions here.
Home of Turtle conservation in Cyprus and accessible by Four Wheel Drive , or Jeep Safari Excursion -visit Lara Turtle Beach
Go for a swim where the goddess of love and beauty her self was born
Faros Beach is another great place to soak up the sun in Paphos!