Cyprus is famous for it’s beautiful beaches. Visit any beach, anywhere is Cyprus, and you’ll have a wonderful time, but if you take time out to discover some of the lesser known beaches, you may just find a truly special and secluded spot.
Here are some suggestions for beaches in and around Limassol that many tourists and even locals simply don’t know about. Some beaches take a little extra effort to get to, but you’ll be well rewarded for the effort, and the journey will be a joy itself, with amazing views and some fantastic photo opportunities.
Akrotiri Cove is a true hidden gem, just perfect for nature lovers. Unless you’re looking for it, you’re unlikely to come across this beach by accident, and so it’s usually pretty quiet. The surrounding sand dunes are home to breeding green marine turtles, and it’s a brilliant beach for kite surfing. Give it a try yourself, or simply spend time watching others take part in this absorbing sport.
Pissouri Coastline Beach
For true seclusion, and if you love a good walk, then head out for the Pissouri Coastline Beach. It’s around an hour long walk across the mountain side. The walk is spectacular in itself, then you can relax at the beach, your reward for all that exercise!
Pissouri to Paphos Coast Beach
Take a trip to the west of Limassol and you’ll find this gorgeous area of coastline. You’ll feel totally away from the tourist trail here, with the chalk hills around you and panoramic ocean views. The sea can get a little wild here, you’ll find it at its calmest in the morning.
This beach will take your breath away, it’s truly stunning. With the cliffs behind you, and the crystal clear blue water at your feet, it’s a marvel to behold. Glance under the water and you can see the remains of an old port and two piers. The beach is only accessible with a 4×4 vehicle, or via a 20 minute walk on foot. It’s well worth making the effort though!
You’ll find the beautiful, sheltered coves on White Rocks just a few hundred yards from the popular Governor’s Beach. This quiet area is perfect for relaxing in total peace. Soak up the sun, enjoy a good book and simply sit back to admire the sea view. If you’re keen on snorkelling, or have always fancied giving it a go, then this is an ideal location.
Your perfect base to discover the hidden beaches of Limassol
A hotel in Limassol is the ideal spot to give you easy access to all these secret beaches. The Ajax Hotel offers a luxurious setting to enjoy morning coffee on your terrace, planning your next beach trip. When you return, you can enjoy a relaxing gourmet meal, unwinding after a wonderful day out. The next day, perhaps a massage at the Ayana Spa will be just what you need to ease those aching muscles from a long walk. Or a day spent by the pool, regaining your energy for discovering your next hidden beach. Book your stay now.