Cyprus is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the Mediterranean and the beaches in Larnaca are no exception. With Larnaca being a coastal city there is an abundance of beaches to explore. Some of these are quiet and secluded whilst others are brimming with nightlife and entertainment.
In this article we will guide you through some of the best beaches in Larnaca and what makes them so popular.
The first beach on our list is of course, Finikoudes. If you visit Larnaca you are sure to come across this area. Afterall, it is the main beachfront in the city.
Just behind the beach you will find downtown Larnaca where all the best restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment areas reside. This is why it has to be first on our list, it’s so accessible and everything you need is there.
Now, let’s talk about the actual beach. Finikoudes is a family-friendly beach that offers a variety of watersport activities including scuba diving and windsurfing. However, if you are looking to relax than Finikoudes has sunbeds across the whole beach. So, you have plenty of choice as to where to settle. There are plenty of facilities nearby including changing rooms, showers and toilets. And, if you walk further down the promenade you will be able to explore round Larnaca Medieval Castle. You can fit a full day of activities if you choose to visit Finikoudes beach.
If you are looking for beaches in Larnaca that offers entertainment then be sure to visit Makenzy (also spelt Mackenzie) Beach. This beach attracts everyone from coffee shop lovers, to club-goes and sun-loungers because of its versatile atmosphere.
During the day Makenzy beaches is filled with people sunbathing and enjoying coffee or cocktails, depending on their mood. By night, Makenzy turns into a cosmopolitan space with beautiful dining experiences, trendy bars and club like atmospheres in some bars.
Makenzy is also close to Larnaca International Airport so you will be able to see all the planes coming into land while you sunbathe.
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Faros Beach in Pervolia
Finally, on our list of the best beaches in Larnaca we have Faros beach in Pervolia. This small beach has been awarded Blue Flag status like most of the beaches in Cyprus. Again, like most beaches in the area it is family-friendly and even has a sea barrier which makes it safe for young children to play. It also offers a range of watersport activities and is arguably most famous and popular place for kitesurfing.
If you are looking for a quieter beach then Faros is where you should be. It is located just outside of the city so is less populated, even in the peak seasons. And, although it is not particularly sandy, the 10km long beach has crystal clear waters and has many open fields behind.
Conclusion on Beaches in Larnaca
The variety of beaches in Larnaca means you will find a sunbathing spot for everyone. Each location offers a picturesque view of the Mediterranean Sea and spots for relaxation. The beaches we have mentioned above provide chilled atmospheres as well as activities to keep you entertained. Whether you want to sunbathe, indulge in a watersport activity or spend the evening at a beach bar with music blasting, Larnaca has it all.