Beaches at Paphos, Cyprus

Coral Bay Beach in Paphos CyprusWhen looking for villas to rent in Paphos, you can be sure that whichever holiday villa you choose, you'll be within an easy drive of a sandy Cyprus beach.

Many beaches near Paphos have Blue Flag status, and meet international standards for cleanliness, water quality, safety and environmental management. Lifeguards are on duty at most beaches during the summer months only.

Blue Flag Beaches in Paphos

The town of Paphos sits with its head in the hills and its feet in the warm Mediterranean Sea, so you can simply walk from the shops and restaurants straight onto a beach!

Alykes Beach in Paphos has lovely golden sands and a breakwater that makes swimming here a pleasure. You can hire a sun bed and umbrella, take to the waves in a variety of watersports, or just relax on sand that is cleaned every day.
Facilities: lifeguards, showers, sunbeds, parasols

Faros Beach in Paphos is to the west of town, with great views along the coastline. The sands are clean and there is a volleyball court if you're feeling active!
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, beach bar

Pachyammos Beach at Pachyammos Bay in Paphos may be small, but is has everything you need for a lovely day out from your Paphos rental villa. The beach is narrow and drops into a sheltered area of sea between rocks, which kids adore. With hotels, restaurants and bars across the road, you are never far from a snack or refreshing drink.
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, disabled access

Vrysoudia Beach A is probably the most popular sandy beach in Paphos, and is well maintained by the local council (municipality). Board walks keep your feet clean of sand as you choose your perfect sun lounger position, so you can just lie back and enjoy the sun and the views out to sea. There are plenty of watersports available too, so even the most active teenager will be worn out by the time you return home to your villa in Paphos!
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, telephones, local bars and restaurants

Vrysoudia Beach B is smaller than Beach A, and is tucked between the sea and the raised areas behind it. Like all town beaches, it is cleaned every day, and watersports are available for hire.
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, disabled access

Blue Flag Beaches in the Paphos Area

The areas around Paphos fall under different municipalities, with Pegeia Municipality to the west (Coral Bay area), Geroskipou Municipality to the east, and the Polis Chrysochous Municipality across the hills to the north-west.

Coral Bay Beach is probably the best sandy beach in this corner of Cyprus, set in a charming curved bay west of Paphos, with gently sloping sands and protective small clifs behind. If you hire holiday villas in Aphrodite Hills or the Coral Bay area, this is your local beach! Around Coral Bay beach are bars, restaurants, cafés and shops, so you can leave the picnic behind in your rental villa kitchen and treat yourself. Coral Bay beach does get very busy in the summer, and here are beaches further along the coast, such as Laourou Beach, that are just as nice and not so crowded.
Facilities: lifeguards, watersports, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, disabled access

Geroskipou Municipal Beach lies to the east of Paphos town, and is very popular with guests at the hotels that line this part of the coast road. The beach is kept clean by the council, and board walks lead from the grassed area behind to the warm sea beyond. There is a open air beach bar, and welcome onshore breezes help combat the summer heat.
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, showers, sunbeds, parasols, disabled access

Blue Flag Beaches in the Polis Area

One of the joys of villas for rent in Paphos is that you can leave the crowds behind and head to whatever beach location you like. Just a 30 minute run through the foothills of the Troodos Mountains brings you to Polis, and the lovely western coastline. Here the crowds disappear and the beaches stretch for miles. Of course, if you're chosen to rent a villa in Polis or Latchi, this next beach is practically on your doorstep!

Polis Chrysochous Municipal Beach is in a lovely setting, just a short stroll from the town itself and with great views towards the mountains to the north. The beach is sand fringed with pebbles, and the sunbeds and parasols are well spaced apart, unlike some of the Paphos beaches.
Facilities: lifeguards, toilets, sunbeds, parasols, disabled access

Other Beaches Near Paphos

There are no less than 27 beaches within easy reach of our villas in Paphos Cyprus, and while these do not have Blue Flag status, they are very much worth a visit.

Agios Georgious Beach is the next beach along from the popular Coral Bay beach, although you will need to drive to get to it. Tucked in a bay protected by Cape Drepanon, it is a small beach but well worth a visit, especially if you come back to Paphos via the reptile park run by 'Snake George'.

Lara Beach, located beyond Agios Georgious beach, is famous for its nesting sea turtles, a protected species that buries its eggs deep in the golden sands,. The whole beach area from Cape Drepanon to Lara is protected, and to get to the sands, you really should book a 4x4 rental car from Paphos Villas - the tracks down are bumpy! Also, always respect any fenced off areas, which usually are protecting the sea turtle nests - the Turtle Information Centre at Cape Lara will be happy to advise on the safe places to sit.

Paphos International Airport Beach may seem an odd choice, but its long, sandy and perfect for plane spotters! More to the point, if your plane is (unfortunately) delayed, you can easily walk down to the beach and enjoy the sunshine!