Best Beaches in Larnaca

There are many beaches where you can enjoy the sun and the sea. First and foremost there is the long stretch of beach, along Finikoudes promenade, with many equipped beach bars around, where you can lounge and enjoy your drinks, food and snacks

Finikoudes Beach

Larnaka’s most famous promenade of Finikoudes (Palm Trees) is a 600-metre long stretch that combines coast, entertainment and culture along its palm-tree lined length. The sands are fine and varying shades of brown and beige, and the seawaters are calm and shallow, flanked by the marina with its pier and fishing harbour on the one end, and a second pier and the Medieval Fort at the other.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, recycling bins and beach bar, whilst the strip is also lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, kiosks, hotels and entertainment establishments, as well as benches and abundant greenery. The town’s main shopping centre runs parallel.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October. The beach also offers disabled access, including a special wheelchair at the lifeguard tower to help disabled persons enter the sea with assistance from the lifeguards.

The beach is home to various water sports, and also hosts major sporting tournaments on its sands, as well as concerts on its Seafront Stage and two main squares – one with fountain and benches. As such, it attracts all crowds, and is particularly popular with families both in the day and evening.

Access is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with several municipal and private car parks servicing the general area, and there are many entry points with paths and paving leading to the beach and the establishments lining it.

Foinikoudes Beach in Larnaca

CTO Beach

Located in the Larnaca district of Pyla, along Dhekelia Road, the CTO beach offers a complete day out for all the family, thanks to a host of facilities and the amenities of the surrounding area. Set amidst an expanse of greenery, the sands are fine grey and the clean waters are calm and shallow, making the beach popular with all, including families with small children.

Facilities include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, a children’s playground, beach volleyball and beach tennis courts, beach bars and water sports. Beach tennis tournaments are held on the sands, and beachgoers can watch the regular summer events – and sometimes participate in them. There are also a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks, convenience stores and accommodation along Dhekelia Road.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October.

Access is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with car-parking facilities. The beach also offers disabled access.

CTO Beach in Larnaca

Mackenzie Beach

Located near to the site of Larnaca’s old airport, the highly popular Mackenzie Beach is a 1 km long strip with fine sands of varying shades of brown and beige, calm, clear and shallow seawaters, and abundant greenery.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins and a host of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs that line the strip, including some of the island’s top nightspots.

Due to the beach’s location, it is ideal for plane spotting, whilst there is also a wide array of water sports on offer along the strip, children’s playgrounds, and outdoor exercise equipment. The beach attracts both families and younger crowds during the day, whilst at night it is a premium destination for clubbing.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October.

Access to the beach is easy and safe by foot, bike, bus or car, with a large municipal car park servicing the beach, and many entry points with paths and paving leading to the beach and the establishments lining it. The beach also offers disabled access.

Mackenzie Beach in Larnaca

Faros Beach

The famous Faros (Lighthouse) Beach of the Larnaca village of Pervolia is a 500-metre strip of fine sands of varying shades of beige, calm, shallow seawaters and ample trees and greenery. It is located just south of Pervolia at Cape Kiti.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, recycling bins and a children’s playground. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – September.

There are also various water sports available along the coast and a small volleyball court, as well as food and drink options, making it a good choice for both families and younger crowds. The lighthouse itself is picturesque, and a famous monument of the area.

Access is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with car parking facilities, cycling trails and walking trails. The beach offers disabled access.

Faros Beach in Larnaca

Kastella Beach

Located by Larnaka’s (Larnaca’s) Psarolimano Fishing Shelter, Kastella Beach is a 600-metre long strip with fine sands of varying shades of brown and beige, calm, clear and shallow seawaters, and touches of greenery.

There are several services and facilities at the beach, including toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, luxury double loungers, umbrellas, beach bar and dustbins, whilst the furnishing and style of the facilities give the sense of a tropical island.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October.

The area of the beach is also surrounded by many traditional fish taverns famous for their fresh fish, caught by the local fishermen found at the nearby fishing shelter. Moreover, there are restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlours and kiosks in the vicinity. As such, Kastella beach attracts both families and younger crowds.

Access to the beach is easy and safe by foot, bike, bus or car, with a bus stop a few metres along the road and a cycle path running parallel. There are car-parking facilities opposite the beach at the municipal car park, and also at the neighbouring fishing shelter.

Kastella Beach in Larnaca Best Beaches

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