Famagusta Beaches


Palm Beach is the nearest beach to the Old City.   The beach can be accessed by a path past the Palm Beach Hotel entrance.  Soft sand and shallow waters sweep around the bay which is remarkable due to the sight of the Ghost Town. Bleak, empty shells of hotels line the deserted beach. Turtles have been observed from this beach early in the morning. 

Glapsides Beach - About 4km north out of Famagusta is a sign for this beach. This public beach is one of the busiest in the area. It is a long and sandy beach with shallow water. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, mini market, showers, sun loungers and a dolphin ride. The beach is popular with the youngsters.

Silver Beach - This each is another that is popular with visitors to the Ancient Salamis ruins and about 8km north out of Famagusta itself. There is a sandy beach that shelves gently in to the sea, making it very safe for children with a splendid beach cafe. A reef encloses a small lagoon which extends way past a cape before disappearing. Those who enjoy snorkeling can investigate the ruins of the submerged buildings. 

Bediz Beach - Well signposted from every direction this public beach makes a popular and pleasant stop for those who have walked around the extensive ruins at Salamis. It is a pleasant sandy strip with a restaurant, beach cafe, showers, sun loungers and umbrellas.  Also next to the beach you will find a public picnic area used frequently by the locals in the summer seasons.

Salamis Beach - Further on from Bediz Beach on the next stretch of coastline you will find Koca Reis Beach and the Salamis Hotel Beach.  This is also a very popular beach with two beach cafes located on the beach front. Sun loungers are available. Banana rides, peddle boats and jet skies are for hire.

Long Beach has become one of the most popular Northern Cyprus beaches famous for its unique golden sand, its long coast and its crystal clear sea.  This beach was earmarked for development in 2013 and now has new sitting and recreational areas, an open air sports ground, children's playground, pedestrian ways and a bicycle path. Plans for the future include an open air theatre (concert area) and a larger restaurant.

Bafra Beach - About 9km beyond the resort of Bogaz and just beyond the village of Mehmetcik is the relatively untouched beach of Bafra. Untouched for now,  however, two large luxury hotels have been built recently. It is a calm, quiet sandy beach with sun loungers and a pleasant restaurant.

Nangomi Beach (Golden Beach) - The most spectacular beach in northern Cyprus is virtually at the tip of the eastern Karpaz Peninsula.   Known as Golden Beach (although the official name is Nangomi), it’s a beautiful, lonely stretch of pristine orange-brown sand that arcs along the coastline for about five kilometres. The beach is speckled with dark green bushes, and flanked to the north by scrubby dunes.  The tip of the peninsula is a protected area, and wild donkeys roam freely. The beach is also a nesting ground for sea turtles both green and loggerhead.