The name says shallow bay, and that's what you can get here: shallow water, and small boat yard with tourist boats, those smaller ones which people bring together with them.
Camp has more pine shade than Kosirina, but beach is different: gravel, concrete and some rocks. If you stay in quieter part with more shade you will need to go far for toilets and showers, but at least you have some shade.
We stayed here because good parts in Kosirina were all full and also because kids get to water easier than in rocky shores. But when it was less hot we went immedaitely in Kosirina for swimming and sunbathing.
The place gets mostly camper tourists - a lot of places for cars.
Small restaurant and bar opens between 10 am - 10 pm, but I won't recommend eating here because fish soup and spaghetti were small portions, not even any special taste or effort put to make the dish, yet we paid like in good restaurant.
Here's small shop for basic things and beer, opens in the morning, closes 12 am - 6 pm for siesta, and reopens again after 6 pm.
Lots of urchins, even when you walk on sand they might hide under a stone.
Gulf has plenty of small boats, so it's a little crowded. And even though they are not allowed to use boats or water scooters within 150 m from the coastine, some still do it.
More information on price, pictures and stuff on the web site below.
It's a little tricky situation here so let me explain: there is a campsite in Kosirina and another in Plitka vala, but both use common reception in Autocamp Matija, which is in Plitka vala. We prefer Kosirina (so let this tip stand for it) for swimming and snorkelling, beach is better and campsite is a little better connceted with nature, but: when high season, best places under pine trees are impossible to get. There are still lots of other trees everwyhere, mainly olive trees, plus Mediterranean bushes which looks pleasant for an eye but these cast light shadow. A little or no trees on the beach further from gravel section (which is good for children and there are no urchins) by the bar, so you must climb a little after swimming if you don't want to get overexposed and sun burned.
What is also appreciated in Kosirina is its 'free style': you can walk naked and nobody will care or you will wear swimming suit and you won't be chased away either - tolerance from the both sides! One who doesn't feel okay with it should look for other camps with strict nudist or other policy, so that's up to you.
As mentioned: there's bar by the gravel beach in nice thich pine forest, it opens 10 am. Has beer, soft drinks and snacks. Few hammocks too.
Then there are two sanitary buildings with toilets, showers and dish washing section. These were built newly so the conditions are fine; you'll have to wait some time in peak hrs to get for your turn, which is normal in small camps at that. A few more such buildings would be welcome, but things are changing slowly.
Since you'll walk from centre of camp for swimming in less crowded place expect no toilets there (voila! human excrements in bushes with paper lying around is terrible for sight and nose). I guess to expect from humans to clean after themself is just utopian idea, but you can do better.
We didn't find mosquitos but some rats were by the stone walls - they got plenty of food from people who throw food leftovers in bushes.
Pet is allowed.
It's not noisy place and party goers usually don't stay here. Most crowded is the area around bar.
No shop in the place here, a little fruit market run by locals opens in the morning and local lady comes around selling 'krafne'.
Plitka vala is little different and will be explaind in separate tip for clearer understanding. Price is on the website below.
Villa Petra - a villa with pool placed directly by the sea.
Pool, private beach and cocktail bar - everything you need for a magic holiday.
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