Cyprus is the perfect summer destination. There are a large number of beaches and cities, and all of them are so peculiar, with their own history and mood. While exploring them, you shouldn’t get bored. Cyprus has year-round sunny weather and beautiful blue-green water that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed after your stay. There is plenty to do in Cyprus, but one of the most popular activities is of course visiting its beaches.
Cyprus is famous for its beautiful beaches, and a vacation in Cyprus is never complete if you have not spent a single hour on them.
Almost all major cities in Cyprus have beaches. Just Nicosia will not please you with this, since it is located in the center of the island and is far from the sea.
All the beaches on the island are different, for every taste, some are very crowded and noisy, on some you can feel solitude. Some are good for snorkeling or diving. Also, not all beaches are sandy, and the color of the water can be different. Even in very hot summers, you can find places where the sea will be cold and invigorating. If you are looking for just such, then, for example, we advise you to visit Fig Tree Beach.
Therefore, in order not to be disappointed, we advise you to take a closer look at them. Let your vacation be enjoyable and filled with those emotions that you planned to receive. It is also good to read the information on different forums, websites to find out the opinions of different people and choose the one that suits you.
But since you are here, you can read a description of the beaches of Cyprus from us :).
Can I see turtles on the beaches of Cyprus?
Yes, you can! There are such places in South and North Cyprus. These are Lara Bay (near Paphos), Alagadi (North Cyprus, near the Kyrenia region). Here the turtles come and lay their eggs. These beaches are often uncrowded, without sun loungers, institutions are not close and they are certainly not for parties. Therefore, if you are still going to spend some time on such a beach, we advise you to take an umbrella, food, and water in the refrigerator with you. But the sea is mostly very calm and warm, everything for turtles :).
Another worth mentioning is Turtle bay near Protaras. Turtles come here to eat seagrass. And you, just taking a mask and a snorkel will be able to see them without even diving. It is a breathtaking sight.
Snorkeling in Cyprus
As we described above, in Cyprus you can see turtles underwater without swimming far from the beach. And of course, if you can see turtles, then fish too. There are beaches on the island, a little sailing from the coast of which, you will discover an amazing underwater world, with schools of fish, seahorses, sea urchins. The underwater world of the middle sea near Cyprus is certainly not as rich as in the Red Sea, but it is also very beautiful.
Are there beaches for children in Cyprus?
You can safely take children to almost all the beaches on the island. Since the entrance to the sea is shallow, mostly everywhere. And the sea is shallow from 10 to 50 meters from the coast. For children, perhaps the most interesting thing is the presence of waves. There are also such beaches here.
Clubs and nightlife on the beaches of Cyprus
This is also why Cyprus is popular. We think it would be sad not to use the beaches for parties and dancing when there are so many of them here and the weather permits. We will describe the nightlife on the island in one of our posts.
Are there beaches with warm seawater in Cyprus?
Yes, there is almost every beach with warm seawater. When you go into the sea, it feels like taking a bath, it’s so hot. Sometimes you are looking for a beach with a water temperature that will cool and invigorate in this heat, especially in July and August.
Our favorite beaches
It is very difficult to single out any favorite beaches, as we wrote earlier that they are all different and for different occasions. But probably the most that we visit without any hesitation are Fig Tree Beach and Glapsides Beach. Fig Tree Beach is loved for its cool invigorating water, for the fact that it is transparent. And for the fact that you can see fish underwater without sailing very far, although the beach is very crowded. Glapsides beach is a place where there are few people, where water is like tea, and we visit it often as it is in the Northern part of Cyprus, and we love Turkish food :).