Coral Bay Beaches
Paphos has the longest coastline of any region in Cyprus, making room for a wealth of glorious beaches. It’s the perfect place to stay for beach lovers. From electric-blue bays to sheltered shallows and escape-it-all hideaways, Coral Bay and Paphos have some of the best beaches on the island.
On the north coast of Paphos approximately 35Km from Coral Bay, Pegeia, the little port town of Polis offers a great day out. Its unspoiled stretch of coast is home to a sandy beach with views of the Akamas Peninsula, as well as a beautiful harbour and marina.
Coral Bay Beach
Located in the Pafos (Paphos) region of Pegeia the 500-metre long, Coral Bay Beach is considered to be one of the best in Cyprus. With deep golden sands, crystal clear calm and shallow water, Coral Bay beach is ideal place to soak up the sun and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. Coral Bay has repeatedly been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for its perfectly soft sand, warm and calm sea, beautiful panoramas, and impeccable cleanliness. The beach is enclosed by a pair of limestone headlands, and has abundant greenery, further enhancing its beauty. Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, recycling bins and water sports. There are a variety of restaurants, fish taverns, cafes, bars, and kiosks and in the area. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the Coral Bay beach from April – October, and the beach also offers disabled access. Getting to Coral Bay Beach is easy by foot, bike, bus (Route 615) or car, with car-parking available and the bus stop directly at the beach.
Corallia beach is well-known for its clear turquoise waters, making for perfect swimming and safe for small children. Facilities on the beach include toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, dustbins, and the 615-bus terminus. Located on the western side of Coral Bay beach, approximately 1km Corallia beach has a massive free car park and super café/smack overlooking the golden sands and serene surroundings. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at Corallia beach from April – October.
The Harbour of Agios Georgios at Pegeia has a small sandy beach with some organizational aspects. It is a fishermen’s harbour for traditional fishermen, as well as a living museum. Exactly opposite, a unique little island, Geronisos, stirs the interest of explorers and archaeologists. Geronisos is the shelter for many birds, mainly seagulls, and it also presents archaeological remains. Located approximately 5Km from Coral Bay & Pegeia, the fishing harbour and beach are overlooked by the remains of Early Christian basilicas with mosaic floors, depicting animal scenes. The Basilicas of Agios Georgios of Pegeia are located inside the archaeological site of the Greco-Roman Early Christian settlement. Whilst visiting Agios Georgios you can view the constructions, the grave complex, and the unfortified settlement that existed during the Roma and Early Christian era. Currently a new costal walkway all the way to Pegeia is under development and the Agios Georgios end is completed and ideal for a leisurely costal stroll.
Further north along the coastline, Lara Bay is a remote sliver accessible only by 4WD, jeep safari or Quad bike tour. It’s one of the best beaches in Paphos for natural wonders: this untouched beauty provides an ideal habitat for nesting loggerhead and green turtles from May to August. While you must not disturb the creatures or the nests, the Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station welcomes visitors who want to see rescued hatchlings paddling about in large tanks and to learn about its environmentalism.
There is nowhere better to experience the beauty of the Cyprus sea than the Blue Lagoon with its brilliant turquoise waters as clear as a swimming pool. Reached only by 4WD or boat, which helps to keep away the masses and preserve the area in pristine condition. Regular boat trips depart from Latchi harbour in the morning, afternoon, and evening, or you can book a guided 4WD tour that will take you to this amazing place.