Cyprus is a wonderful place for a family holiday. It’s very safe, you’ve got great weather, there’s plenty to do to ensure that everyone is kept entertained, and of course, there are all those beautiful beaches! No holiday to Cyprus is complete without at least a couple of beach days, but with so many to choose from, how do you pick a beach that’s the best for families? Let us introduce you to five of the best beaches for families in Cyprus…
CTO Dasoudi Beach – Limassol
When you have young children, it’s so important to make sure they have plenty of shade. This beach, on the edge of the forest has plenty of natural shade provided by the pine, acacia and eucalyptus trees, so you’ll always find a cool shady spot. With Blue Flag status, plenty of amenities and a great children’s play area, it’s a lovely beach if you have smaller children. There are some great fish restaurants nearby too.
Fig Tree Bay – Protaras
This Blue Flag beach is often rated as one of the prettiest in all of Europe. The perfect family beach with shallow waters and wonderful views. There are plenty of facilities here, and there’s even free WiFi for those teens who just can’t go a day without checking in online!
Coral Bay – Paphos
This beach is very popular, but it’s so wide you’ll always be able to find yourselves a nice spot. This a good choice if you have older children as there is a lot to do here with all the water sports and activities on offer.
Makronissos Beach – Ayia Napa
When you picture a perfect beach, what is in your mind? Crystal clear clean water? Fine golden sand? Makronissos Beach is that beach of your dreams. With Blue Flag certification and life guards on duty until 6pm throughout the summer, you have peace of mind that this beach is perfectly clean and safe for your little ones to play and enjoy themselves. You’ll find water sports available here, as well as all those amenities that make family life a little easier such as bathrooms, changing rooms, sunbeds and umbrellas. There are also plenty of places close by for refreshments.
Finikoudes Beach – Larnaca
With the marina and pier on one side and the Medieval Castle on the other, this beach is a great base if you also want to take a stroll and see some sights. The waters are calm and gently sloping, so they’re perfect for the young ones in the family. Boat trips operate from here which is certainly a must-do family outing. The kids will particularly enjoy seeing all the marine life on a glass bottom boat ride.
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