Cyprus has a wealth of beaches to choose from – from the quiet backwaters in the west, to the lively resorts in the east, the island has something for everyone.
A number of the island’s beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag, an exclusive eco-label awarded to beaches with high water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services. A symbol of environmental quality, it serves as an incentive for local authorities and the private sector to focus on quality.
In 2014 the International Blue Flag jury awarded the Blue Flag to 57 beaches in Cyprus:
Free Famagusta area: Louma, Pernera, Ayia Triada, Kappari, Vrysi A’ & B’ & C’, Protaras, Nisia Lombardi (Paralimni), Limnara, Konnos Bay, Ammos tou Kampouri, Gliki Nero, Pantachou, Loukkos tou Manti, Katsarka, Pernera, Vathia Gonia, Nissi, Nissi Bay, Lanta, Macronissos and Ayia Thekla (Ayia Napa).
Limassol area: Kalymnos & Governor’s Beach (Pentakomo), Aoratoi (Pyrgos), Panayies (Pyrgos), Community Municipal Beach Parekklisias (Parekklisia), Santa Barbara, Loures, Vouppa, Aphrodite, Onisilos, Armonia and Castella (Ayios Tychon), Miami (Ayios Athanasios), Akti Olympion A & B (Limassol), Curium (Episkopi), Pissouri beach (Pissouri).
Paphos area: Municipal Beach – CTO, Pachyammos 1 (Yeroskipou), Pachyammos Beach, Vrysoudia A & B, Alykes, Municipal Baths and Faros (Paphos), Laourou and Coral Beach (Peyia), Dasoudi Beach – CTO, Municipal Beach (Polis Chrysochous).