Embraced by the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is surrounded by coast, and whichever part of the sun-drenched island you may be visiting, there is always a beach nearby waiting to be discovered. The beach experience varies from coast to coast, with unique characteristics for each region, including the color of the sand and water; the marine life and natural significance; the organized facilities and water sports available, and the popularity - or seclusion - of the shore. Cyprus is the proud recipient of 57 Blue Flag beaches - an eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas across the globe that meet its standards – awarded the title of ‘Cleanest Bathing Waters in Europe'.
The blue seas of Cyprus offer the perfect setting for enjoying sailing and yachting all year round, thanks to their favorable temperatures and calm waters, and a lack of pollutants. Combined with ideal wind conditions, and rugged coastline, attract enthusiasts from all over the world. With the charming backdrop of bobbing boats, the island’s quaint fishing shelters and small harbors are an important part of its connection to the sea, and the source of the delicious fresh fish that is served at taverns all across Cyprus.