Larnaka Coasts & Beaches

Embraced by the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is surrounded by coast, and as one of the main coastal regions, Larnaka is home to miles of sand, sea and a host of associated leisure and sporting facilities that further enhance its beautiful coastline. A large number of the region’s beaches are holders of various quality awards, including the prestigious EU Blue Flag that recognises the highest standards in cleanliness, water quality, safety and services, whilst there are also disabled facilities available at the main beaches.

With such a beautiful and diverse coastline, all that is left for you to do is select a beach… and enjoy it.

Foinikoudes Beach - Blue Flag

Larnaka’s most famous promenade

Larnaka’s most famous promenade of Foinikoudes Beach 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, 10:30-18:00. 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. Various forms of marine life are sometimes visible in the deeper waters, including sea bass, sea bream, parrot fish, grey mullet, crabs and octopus, whilst these can be better seen by taking a cruise or fishing trip from the pier. Diving expeditions are also available from the pier. 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. 

 

Mckenzie Beach - Blue Flag

A top hotspot on the island

Located near to the site of Larnaka’s old airport, the highly popular Mckenzie 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. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30-18:00. 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 playground, and outdoor exercise equipment. Concerts are held on the seafront stage throughout the year, whilst art fairs and stalls are also held along the strip. The main visitor attractions of Larnaka Salt Lake and the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque are nearby. Various forms of marine life are sometimes visible in the deeper waters, including sea bass, sea bream, parrotfish, grey mullet, crabs and octopus. The beach attracts both families and younger crowds during the day, whilst at night it is a premium destination for clubbing. 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.

 

Kastella Beach Larnaka - Blue Flag

A unique, award-winning strip

Located by Larnaka’s Psarolimano Fishing Shelter, the award-winning 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. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30-18:00. Various forms of marine life are sometimes visible in the deeper waters, including sea bass, sea bream, parrotfish, grey mullet, crabs and octopus, whilst the fresh catch of the fishing shelter next door is served at the fish taverns on the harbour. The area of the beach is also surrounded by many traditional fish taverns, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlours and kiosks, and 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. The beach also offers disabled access.

 

Yanathes Beach - Blue Flag

A green beach with an environmentally-friendly ethos

Yanathes Beach in the Larnaka sub-district of Voroklini is a 300-metre long strip of fine sands with varying shades of brown and beige, calm, clear and shallow seawaters, and local plants and greenery. It was given the status of eco-beach in 2014. Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, recycling bins and environmentally-friendly signage. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30-18:00. Various forms of marine life are visible in the deeper waters and in the reefs of the wider area that are popular for diving, including sea bass, sea bream, parrotfish, grey mullet, crabs and octopus. There are also various water sports available along the coast, as well as food and drink options, making it a good choice for families and younger crowds. Access to the beach is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with car parking facilities, as well as facilities for parking bikes. The beach also offers disabled access.

 

CTO Pyla Beach

Something for all the family

Located in the Larnaka district of Pyla, along Dekeleia Road, the CTO beach of Pyla 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 Dekeleia Road. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from June – October, 10:30-18:00. Access is easy by foot, bike, bus or car, with car-parking facilities. The beach also offers disabled access.

 

Faros Beach, Pervolia-Larnaka - Blue Flag

A picturesque village coast

The famous Faros (Lighthouse) Beach of the Larnaka 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 15 – September 30, 10:00-18:00. The beach offers disabled access. Various forms of marine life are visible in the deeper waters, including sea bass, sea bream, parrotfish, grey mullet, crabs and octopus. The beach also incorporates a protected seaweed area. There are also various water sports available along the coast and a small volley ball 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 also offers disabled access.

 

Salt Lake