Beaches, Ayia Napa
Golden sands and clear waters!
The Landa beach is also called ‘Golden beach’.
Located between Nissi beach and Macronissos beach.*
It gets crowded during the high season, but it is not that crowded like Nissi beach.
It pays to wake up earlier one day, take the side coastal path and have a stroll...but be sure to take along your camera.
Hear the waters lapping against the shore, feel the sea breeze and watch the sunrise.
There’s upwards of 30 notable dive sites around Ayia Napa and with the clarity of water and wealth of sea life and geological formations it is an experience not to be missed.
Choose from a number of 5 Star PADI diving schools and do shore dives or boat dives.
Ayia Napa - for the Mediterranean's Best Beaches by day and the Best Parties at Night!
The beach in the photo is the one opposite the Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites I used to swim for hours every day. Shallow crystal turquoise water!
As you can see in my 2nd Photo, Not everyone can afford the extra beach expenses.....!
The Fee: 2 beds & 1 umbrella is at €7.50.
You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas att Nissi beach for a according to me a small fee. You either hire just a sunbed or umbrella, or both ofcourse. You can only hire for a whole day.
Sunbed - 2,5€
Umbrella - 2,5€
There’s never a reason to be bored in Ayia Napa. There are just too many things to do. Start with the must-see attractions, move to the big sights and fine museums, check out some tours, dig in to some outdoor activities, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath.
Agia Napa - just another lousy tourist-place! I did not really like this town very much, except for the interesting monastery and the other few places that I mentioned above. The village seems to consist only of restaurants, discos, nightclubs, souvenirshops, tattoo-studios etc.
This town seems to be the favorite place for scandinavian and british tourists, and even at the beginning of November it was really very hot there and a perfect weather for a day on the beach.
Ayia Napa has some of the best beaches in Europe, maybe the best. Nissi Beach is a beautiful and stunning beach about 3,5 KM from the centre of Ayia Napa. The fine, white sandy beach with palm trees and clear, turquoise water is beautiful. The water is warm and lovely and it's shallow. It can get quite crowded in the summer though but it's so worth it!
The beach where I spent most time was Lanta Beach. This is the next beach to Makronissos (towards the centre) and is much busier. The beach has fabulous soft sand, the bay is 2-3 times the size of Makronissos and there is access across sand into the sea along most of the length.
Even in mid-October the water was deliciously warm, and it's ideal for kids as it goes a long way out over sand without getting deep. Watch out for currents where it does get deeper, though (about 150m out). It does mean, though, for snorkelling, there is not a lot to see.
How shallow how far? Well in the picture, I sat on the sea floor to take it. The building is the Adams Beach Hotel, which is one of the top rated on the island.
There are a number of beaches in the Ayia Napa area, though none actually by the resort centre. The most famous is Nissi Bay, with its island and sunsets. All have shallow water for quite a distance out, watersports, some are Blue Flag beaches with lifeguards.
Nearest to my apts was the Makronissos beach (just by the Dome Hotel). Smallish beach with coarser sand, but seemed to have more fish so good for snorkelling. On the headland next to this are a number of Roman burial chambers to view.
Ayia Thekla is 7km west of Ayia Napa and it is by far the most quiet beach in town. It is next to a beautiful tiny church that is visited by both locals and travelers. Its only frequent visitors are the owners of the neighbouring villas. Ideal for couples.
Along the coast of Grecian Bay hotel, more famous as the harbour beach. It is the most easily accessible beach of Ayia Napa, just next to the fishing harbour. This is a bussy beach with people of all ages, mostly people who stay in the neighbouring hotels.
The original fishing harbour was the main area of what was once a small fishing village. There are several nice restaurants around the harbour specialising in sea food.
Liminaki Beach is to the left of the harbour and is well worth spending a few hours on. The quality of the sea is good though you can often find some seaweed floating.
The best beach in Cyprus. You can walk out probably over 100 meters and the water is still shallow. Right by the beach you have a bar, cafe, showers, mini market. Every thing you need is here.
It is the most popular beach with Cypriot families. Similarly with the other beaches it offers full servises. It is located 6km from the town.