Cyprus is a country of truly magnificent beaches. It has just over 40 “blue flag” beaches around its coasts, with many within easy reach of the Panoramic Village development. Some of the best of these beaches are listed below, along with directions for getting to them from Panoramic Village.
In additional to these large and famous beaches, Cyprus also has numerous small and secluded beaches along its 400+ miles of coastline. Mazotos is just 5 kilometres from the southern shores of Cyprus, where many of these secluded beaches can be found. With the continuing development of the old and new coast roads between Larnaca and Limassol many of these small, quiet beaches and bays are now easily accessible from Panoramic Village. Others are still waiting to be discovered. We list some of the best local and some more famous beaches below.
Located 5 minutes by car from Panoramic Village, this quiet unspoilt beach is ideal for a small family outing. There is a small cafe next to the beach but few other facilities. To get to the beach simply drive down from Panoramic Village as if going to the Camel Park. At the junction turn left and then right to go down the side of the camel park. When you reach the next main road cross over and go down the dirt road to the beach.
Faros Beach -
Located in Pervolia village, Faros beach is less than 10 minutes by car from Panoramic village. Faros beach has a small, quiet and appealing beachfront with a bar and jet skis, and is ideal for families with small children because the sea is both calm and shallow. To get to Faros beach, drive towards Kiti village and then turn left to Pervolia. Once there follow the signs for the beach.
McKenzie Beach -
Situated near the old Larnaca International airport, this beach is a 1km expanse of fine grey sand. The sea is both clean and calm and is ideal for either sunbathing or enjoying some scuba diving. Along the beach there are numerous fish taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as a small mini market. The beach can be easily reached on foot or by car from Larnaca.
Phinikoudes Beach -
With its palm tree lined promenade, Phinikoudes is the premier beach in Larnaca and can become quite busy during the summer. The beach has grey sand and is about 500m in length. A wide range of water sports are available and sun loungers and parasols can be hired. The area is popular for its cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. The main shopping centre of Larnaca is also located just behind the promenade.
Castella Beach -
Castella beach gained its name from its location near to Larnaca’s castle. The beach is roughly 400m long made up of fine grey sand but at times it can become quite breezy. Like other beaches in Larnaca, the area has a wide range of popular fish taverns and restaurants. It is also famous for its ice cream shops.
Spyros Beach -
Located between Larnaca and Pervolia, Spyros beach is mainly unorganised, with few facilities. It does however, have the widest beach area (about 300m) in this part of Cyprus. The beach is made up of dark, fine sand and is more than 1km in length. Access is through the road from Meneou village which is 6km away.
Yanathes Beach -
This is another blue flag sandy beach located some 10km east of Larnaca. It is famous for its water sports including scuba diving and snorkelling around the numerous local reefs. It also boasts excellent windsurfing, jet skiing, and a water sports centre where parascending is available. Yanathes is located on the main Dhekelia road heading towards Ayia Napa.
The longest stretch of sand within the Larnaca district, appears to be almost endless and provides a stunning backdrop to many of the most popular resort hotels in Larnaca bay. Facilities vary along the beach but most include water sports, tavernas, bars and restaurants. The beach is located alongside the Dhekelia road as it heads towards Ayia Napa.
Desaki Pylos Beach -
Located on the Larnaca-
Governor’s Beach -
Governor’s beach is a small pebble beach off the Nicosia-
Dassoudi Beach -
Dassoudi is the main town beach of Limassol. It is a very long and flat beach of dark, coarse sand and pebbles that stretches about 3km to the east, usually backed by small, well kept parks with plenty of shade, paths and benches. There are all the usual facilities you expect of a major tourist resort beach, changing rooms, snack bars, restaurants, car parks and lots of watersports. About 30 minutes from Mazotos.
Nissi Beach -
This is a very popular beach located 2km west of Ayia Napa with white sands and clear calm waters. A small rocky island is connected with the beach via a sandy passage. The beach is one of the liveliest in Cyprus, but many of the previous excesses have now been curbed. A good range of bars, cafes, tavernas and restaurants are available across the whole of the beach front. About 45 minutes from Mazotos.
Makronissos Beach -
Located about 6km west of Ayia Napa town centre, this beach is made up of a cluster of three bays all with soft, fine sand. The beach is more relaxed than other Ayia Napa beaches and very popular with locals and tourists alike. The water is calm, clean and shallow and suitable for families with young children. About 45 minutes from Mazotos.
Fig Tree Bay -
Fig Tree Bay is located in the heart of Protaras and bustling with life. It is one of Cyprus’s best known and popular beaches with soft sand, clear waters and a small craggy island offshore that attracts swimmers, migrating birds and sea life. Fig Tree Bay can be reached in under an hour from Mazotos.