Cyprus is located to the south of Turkey, just southeast of Greece, and has a mixed population of Turks and Greeks. The national languages reflects this with both Turkish and Greek regularly used. The history of the island is fascinating with many historical sites to visit. Tourism is by far the biggest industry in Cyprus and the most valuable asset is the beautiful beaches.
Diana Beach is an artificial sandy beach with a rocky bottom. It is best to wear surf shoes when walking in the water here because of the rocky bottom. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent here as well as scooters to get around.
Alagadi Turtle Beach
Alagadi Beach is a sandy beach with a rocky sea floor. The water here is shallow for quite a distance out, making it great for swimming. Green and Loggerhead turtles come up to the beach and lay eggs during the egg-laying season. During this time some of the beach is closed off to tourists.
This beach has been carefully maintained and for this reason it is a favourite resort for families and singles alike. There is a fee to get into Escape Beach. There are all sorts of water sports available here as well as volleyball. The nightlife is great here and there are several outdoors discos with European DJ’s.
This is the most popular beach in the Protaras area and there are a variety of water sports here.
Ladies’ Mile Beach
This is a golden sandy beach with shallow, clear and calm waters. This beach is very safe for children and has lots of watersports.
This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus. High above the beach there is a restored Roman Amphitheater. From this vantage point you can watch the boats and water sports. The sea can be very rough at times but the beaches are gentle and favourable for swimmers. This beach can get a little crowded at times due to its popularity.
This is a sandy shingle beach that is located in the village of Pissouri. There are plenty of watersports on offer and there is also a scuba diving school. This is a beach that is rarely over crowded except on the weekends.
Located between Larnaca and Limassol, this is a shallow beach that is great for small children to play and swim. There is also a white rocks area that is beautiful with great fishing and sailing.
This is a beach located in the calm Nissi Bay, which provides shelter from the wind. This beautiful beach has magnificent views as well as great cafes, pubs, and watersports.
Fig Tree Bay Beach
This beach is aptly named because of a lone Fig Tree that grows just up from the Beach. This is a very popular beach in the Protaras area. Tourists can find this beach difficult to locate as there are no restaurants or hotels lining the beach. Look for the Salparo Hotel to the north and the Nausicaa Beach Hotel Apartments to the south.