Larnaca has a variety of attractive sandy beaches that stretch for miles along the coast, with bars and restaurants and full facilities for swimmers and sunbathers plus water sports for the more energetic.
A 40 minute drive north of our Mazotos apartment will bring you to the best beaches on the Island, around Protaras and Ayia Napa. However, the tourist beaches described below are somewhat closer, all within 20 minutes. In addition, there are also numerous less commercial beaches within easy reach, including our own family favourite which is just10 minutes away.
Faros beach, situated south of Larnaca just off Cape Kiti, is a 15 minute drive from the apartment. It is a relatively small beach with facilities for a relaxing day by the sea, such as a beach bar and sunbed and umbrella hire, as well as possibilities for a more active beach experience, with a beach volleyball court and jet skis (and more) available for hire from mid-April to the end of October.
Faros beach is also suitable for families with small children, as the beach has a sea barrier, which can remove the worry of the tide. All things considered, the smaller size of Faros and the mix of sand and shingle make it slightly less popular than McKenzie or Phinikoudes beaches but that has clear advantages for those preferring a quieter beach in more secluded surroundings.
McKenzie Beach is a sandy beach on the outskirts of the Larnaca town, a few minutes’ drive from the airport and about 20 minutes’ drive from our apartment. Due to its number of facilities, it is great for a lengthier day visit. The large car park is a convenient distance away from the beach and fairly inexpensive.
There are bars and restaurants along the attractive promenade, which are well-known among locals for their fresh seafood and Cypriot cuisine.
Mckenzie beach, like Faros beach, is perfect for families with small children, as the beach is flat, shelving gently into the sea. Also like Faros, there are watersports available at the end of McKenzie beach, with opportunities to jet ski, water ski, windsurf, and to hire speed boats. There are also diving trips available to the Zenobia wreck which can include induction dive courses. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for hire at approx €2.50 each for the day.
Phinikoudes Beach (or Finikoudes beach) is the popular main sandy beach of Larnaca town. There is car parking near the Marina and the beach has all the facilities you will need.
Phinikoudes Beach, like Faros and Mackenzie beaches, is family friendly and boasts the full range of beach activities and entertainment. Possible activities include a small Fun Park for young children as well as arcades and water sports for more adventurous older children and adults. Sunbeds and umbrellas are also available to rent.
Stretching alongside the beach is an attractive tree lined promenade and opposite the beach is a lively promenade of shops, bars and restaurants. Larnaca Marina, north of the beach, offers various sea boat tours and diving experiences.
Located between Larnaca and Limassol, Governor’s Beach is a sandy beach with shallow, clean waters, suitable for everyone, including families with small children. It is an organised beach, with the obligatory umbrellas and sunbeds available for hire. The spectacular white rock coast line at Governor’s beach is ideal for activities, such as boating, fishing, windsurfing and, in particular, snorkeling, due to the clearness of the water.
There are also the typical amenities expected of a smaller beach, in the form of a beach bar and car park. There are several good fish restaurants in the area, to allow you to combine a great meal with a relaxing, or more active, day on the beach.
More information about local beaches is made available to guests staying in our apartment in the village of Mazotos, near Larnaca.
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