Welcome to Konnos Bay, situated between Agia Napa and Protaras and said to be one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. We first discovered Konnos when on holiday in 2008 and I declared it my favourite beach of all time, quite a bold statement!
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation says this "One of the most picturesque beaches on the island, it is well sheltered from heavy winds and has practically no waves at all. It is 200 metres long by 35 metres wide and covered with fine golden sand."
It's lovely for kids, (expect the walk down to it if you are laden with bags, towels, assorted beach toys and a buggy, and especially the walk back up!) as the sea is almost free of waves and is shallow for a very long way out.
There is a cafe which does lovely food, (especially the bacon and halloumi sandwich) and the best view I think I've seen.
View from the cafe. (and my blog header!)
There are water-sports, umbrellas and sun loungers for hire, but the best bit is that the yellow plastic sun-loungers float!
The sand is lovely and soft, and the sea is crystal clear. There are a few rocks in the water but big enough to see and it's fine to walk in with no shoes on.
There is a shower and toilets, and not only that, they were still clean, tidy and with toilet roll left at 6pm in the evening!
It's also only a 15 minute drive from home which is rather handy!