When it comes to tropical destinations and the best places to be in the summer, there is no better choice than beaches. When you are considering Europe for your summer vacation and are gearing towards places with the best beaches, consider the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is situated on the Eastern side of the Mediterranean sea. It is a country rich in history and culture, but it should also be famous for its beautiful beaches.
The beaches in Italy and Greece is rivaled by the scenic beauty of Cyprus’ Konnos Beach. The curved beach that opens into the crystal blue ocean is 200 meters of fine golden sand. Konnos Beach is very popular among tourists and locals not only for the scenery but also for the many available water sports that could be found and enjoyed along its banks such as surfing and boating. Finding accommodations and excellent places to eat will not be a problem as numerous restaurants, hotels, and convenience stores are located nearby.
Nissi Beach is enclosed inside a famous and popular beach resort on the southern coast of Cyprus, Ayia Napa. The beach was named after the small, uninhabited island of Nissi which is just near the coast and can easily be reached by foot. The 500-meter beach has been awarded a blue flag recognition so guests and tourists can safely enjoy the clean waters in the area. Aside from beach volleyball and watersports, Nissi Beach has also gained increasing popularity as the beach destination for clubbers because of the Nissi Bay Beach Bar and music programs broadcasted live by the BBC 1 Radio Roadshow.
After a 15-minute short drive from the city of Larnaka, tourists and guests in Cyprus would be able to view the family-oriented Mackenzie Beach. The beach took its name from a Scotsman who founded a bar around the area. Families and friends can enjoy the Cyprus sunshine on the flat beach which is equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. Both children and adults can have an exciting time trying out exhilarating activities like windsurfing, water skiing, and trying out jet ski. There is also the ruins of the Zenobia shipwreck that could be visited nearby.
Coral Bay Beach
Located in the coastal city of Paphos, Coral Bay Beach is a popular destination for tourists who are seeking beautiful blue waters and white sand beaches. The area around the beach are littered with headlands and explorable sea caves. The Coral Bay is an enclosed 600m crescent-shaped beach of white sands flanked on both sides by limestone seaside capes. A mile away, the Coral Bay Beach is enclosed by the Potima May beach outside the village of Kissonerga.
Pissouri Beach is one of the main attractions of a charming old village in Cyprus. In Pissouri Beach, colorful pebbles, crystal-like waters, decent waves, and a golden beach could be enjoyed. Swimming, water skiing, paragliding, and surfing are some of the popular watersports activities. Although, if you are looking for peace and quiet, Pissouri Beach is perfect for that as well. You can take a walk on the beach or on the nearby hills to enjoy the scenic view of the surrounding area.