3 Unspoiled Hideaway Beaches in the South Coast
A sunlover’s haven, Limassol is blessed with 16 kilometers of beachfront. This long stretch of sandy beaches includes areas with excellent facilities and clear waters that have been awarded with the Blue Flag label.
Hotel developments may have taken over much of the coast, but drive a little further afield and the natural beauty of the region reveals itself. Beaches around Episkopi Bay nestle in against verdant farmland and dramatic bluffs, while inland the countryside rolls upward in hilly waves, with roads edged by olive and almond trees and vineyard rows.
Here's a look at the three most unspoiled hideaway beaches in the South Coast.
Zapalo Beach (Episkopi)
Moving towards the east part of the bay, you can find some old dinghies, lying on the shore or underwater, before reaching a wooden bench under a tent, one of the few spots for shade on the beach. The far eastern side of the bay is more rocky and the sea tends to be rough. Large flat rocks make great "orthopaedic" sunbeds to lie on but do make sure you take a hat, sunglasses and plenty of water with you.
Zapalo Bay is located off the old Limassol - Paphos road (B6). Heading west, once you pass the sighns for the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, turn left after about 250m and drive towards the sea. The beach is hidden by the steep cliffs, making it difficult to spot from the road. Please note that access to the beach is only by foot (about 20 minutes' walk)
Cape Aspro (Pissouri)
Governor’s Beach is well sign-posted on the highway and lies about 10km East from the main hotel area in Limassol. After taking the exit from the highway, follow the signs until you reach a T-junction with signs for “Kalymnos” in the left direction. After about 300m you can find the camping site and thereafter the parking lot for the beach. For people with disabilities, it is best to continue driving past the parking lot and follow the dirt road wich leads straight to the sea-shore.
Where to Stay?
Episkopi Pissouri Governors Beach