Beaches in Corfu for all kinds of activities
In Corfu, you will find wonderful beaches with crystal clear waters surrounded by green landscapes. Beaches for organized swimming, for isolation and relaxation, or for exploratory trips! With sand or pebbles, in bays and coves, in front of impressive rocks, or capes. Beaches for water sports, for events (such as weddings) or just to enjoy delicious local food overlooking the most beautiful sunset.
Beaches near Kommeno, Corfu
The nearest beaches in Kommeno are the homonymous beach (Kommeno beach), Gouvia beach and Dassia beach.
Kommeno beach is within walking distance from Villa Omega and 12 km from Corfu town. It is located in a quiet, sandy bay surrounded by dense vegetation. It has crystal clear and shallow blue-green waters (awarded with the Blue Flag) and boasts a view of the picturesque church of Ypapantis. Kommeno beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, but it is not crowded. Nearby, you can find taverns and beach bars. It is a good choice for relaxation, tranquility and sunbathing.
Gouvia beach is located in front of the homonymous settlement, at a distance of 5 km from the villa Omega and a distance of 9 km from the town of Corfu. It is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and beach bars, while surrounded by a plethora of restaurants, fish taverns, cafes and tourist shops.
Gouvia beach is composed of sand and pebbles, has shallow waters, and is wind protected thanks to its location and shape (as part of Gouvia bay). As such, it makes an ideal choice for families with children.
In Gouvia beach, however, you also have the chance to enjoy water sports and activities, such as paragliding, water skiing, diving, etc. (A professional diving center is located next to the marina of the area, which is also part of the Gouvia bay).
In the marina, you can rent a boat to explore other nearby beaches on the northeast coast of the island, or a yacht for trips.
Kontokali beach is located on the east side of Corfu, at the right end of Gouvia bay, in the settlement of Kontokali. It is 6 km from Villa Omega and 5 km from Corfu Town.
It is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas and its composition consists of sand and pebbles. It has shallow blue and emerald waters, and overlooks the uninhabited island of Lazaretto and the Old Fortress in Corfu Town.
A beach bar, a restaurant, and a shower can be found at a nearby hotel located on the beach.
Note: Suitable for children and bathers who can’t swim well.
Stylish and cosmopolitan, Dassia beach is fully organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, showers and changing rooms. Located in front of large hotel complexes, this popular Corfu beach is surrounded by dense vegetation, as evident by its name (“Dassia” comes from the Greek word “dassos”, which means “forest”).
Dassia beach stands out for its unusual morphology, which forms a beach quite long and narrow. It consists of pebbles and fine golden sand, and has very clear, calm and warm waters (awarded with the Blue Flag)!
It is busy, but it also has quiet places, and -thanks to its location- you can enjoy rich views stretching from the inland to the mountains of Albania. Moreover, the beach features a platform over the sea, that is a base for diving and water sports.
These advantages and the proximity to Corfu Town (12 km), make Dassia beach a favourite destination for bathers of all ages, especially for families with children.
Around and on the beach, there are luxury hotels, rooms to let, beach bars and taverns.
Other popular beaches in Corfu
On the north coast, you will find long sandy beaches with shallow and warm waters, which are usually located in front of tourist resorts. Similar beaches are found on the southwest coast. On the northwest coast, the landscapes around the beaches are denser and rockier, and the waters are impressively crystalline, but also less warm. Similar beaches are found on the northeast. While, on the southeast coast, the sea is calmer, with small beaches and shallow waters.
The most famous beaches in the north are the beach in Sidari and the Canal d’Amour beach, which is especially preferred by couples, as evident by its name (Canal of Love) and the myth about this romantic beach that promises a forever union for the couple swimming in its waters.
The most famous beaches on the northwest are the six beaches of Paleokastritsa: Agia Triada, Alypa or Alipa, Agios Spyridonas, Agios Petros, Ampelaki, Platakia. The northeast coast features many pebble beaches in coves. Some of the most popular are Barbati beach, Nissaki beach, Kalami beach and Kerasia beach.
On the southwest coast, the beaches that stand out are Glyfada beach, Kontogialos beach and Ai Gordis beach. Further south, you will find the “exotic” beaches of Issos and Halikounas, and on the southeast, the beaches of Benitses, Moraitika and Messonghi, in front of the homonymous tourist resorts.