Life’s a beach – and Cyprus is home to some heavenly ones. From hip and happening strips dotted with parasols, to secluded sandy stretches; you really won’t want to miss these utterly stunning sun traps.

1.  Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach has garnered a reputation as a stretch of sand that never sleeps, as it neighbours the legendary Ayia Napa party resort. However, this beach has paved its own way to fame with promises of enticing soft pearly white sand and totally turquoise seas. Best of all, you’ll be able to spot Europe’s biggest waterpark from the shore – say no more…

Nissi Beach, Cyprus

2. Lara Bay

Crescent-shaped Lara Bay is a true natural beauty. An off-grid hotspot best reached by 4 x 4, this sweeping bay is home to a protected turtle hatchery – the first of its kind in the Mediterranean. As you relax on the near-deserted beach, watch conservationists survey the turtle population and nesting activity to protect these endangered creatures. You’ll have to sacrifice the sun lounger, but we reckon seeing conservation in action will be a hit with the kids!

Lara Bay, Cyprus

3. Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a treasure along the stunning Paphos coastline. Flawless sweeps of golden sands adorn this popular cove, where the waters are consistently warm, calm and shallow for a good distance out to sea – it’s no wonder why this beach has big bragging rights with sun soakers and families alike.

Coral Bay, Cyprus

4. Latchi Beach

Head on down to Latchi Beach for some peaceful R&R. In a quaint fishing village relatively untouched by tourism, Latchi’s pebbled sands make a great base for a family picnic overlooking calm waters. Quiet, natural and serene – what more could you possibly ask for?

Latchi beach, Cyprus

5. Serena Bay

Serena Bay is one of Protaras’s best kept secrets, having only recently gained popularity through word of mouth. You’ll find heaps of Cypriot charm on this scenic little beach and bay, but what this pretty remote beach lacks in size, is more than made up by the big views. Don’t mind if we do…

Serena Bay, Cyprus


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