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Makronissos Beach offers excellent conditions for a pleasant rest on the beach – golden, soft and clean sand, calm sea and atmosphere of harmony. Families with children, tourists and young people who prefer a quiet rest choose Makronisos Beach. For instance, Makronissos Beach takes eastern part of the cape and is located 6 kilometers west of the center of Ayia Napa. Besides, the shape of the cape resembles the tail of a mermaid from the birdview.

Makronissos Beach from birdview. Ayia Napa. "Mermaid's tail".
Makronissos Beach from birdview. Ayia Napa. “Mermaid’s tail”.

The sandy strip of Makronisos Beach stretches for 200 meters. Moreover, the width of the Beach is from 27 on the edges to 45 meters in the central part. A snow-white, unusually soft sand covers Makronisos Beach. Many consider it as the most beautiful among Cyprus beaches.

Hotels near Makronissos Beach:
Asterias Beach Hotel 4* (0 meters, right on the beach)
Dome Beach Hotel 4* (70 meters west ←)

Indeed the beach sand is pleasant for walking and children’s games. Along the coast you can find sand castles built by children and their parents. Among the main bathing area the entrance to the sea is sandy, without reefs. Additionally the sea is shallow at the shore. In fact, at 20 meters aside from the shore the sea begins to gain depth. On the edges of the beach at the bottom there are large stony areas.

At the southern edge of the main area, there is a small beach 45 meters long. On the other hand, small beach inferior to Makronissos Beach in the quality of sand. After all, seabed at the shore has large stones.

Small Makronissos Beach. Ayia Napa. Cyprus.
Small Makronissos Beach. Ayia Napa. Cyprus.

Makronisos Beach takes the eastern side of the cape, what protects the coast from the west and south-west winds. The sea near the beach is quiet for the most part. Ordinarily, waves on the beach are present when the wind is strong from the east.

On the whole, Makronisos Beach mainly is calm, moderately active, atmospheric.
The municipality of Ayia Napa is engaged in the organization of Makronisos Beach. Hotel Asterias Beach keeps cleanliness of the Beach’s shore.

Asteria Beach Hotel, Makronissos Beach. Ayia Napa
Asteria Beach Hotel, Makronissos Beach. Ayia Napa

In general, the rescue team is on duty on the beach from April to October, from 09:00 to 18:00.

Makronisos Beach is marked by the EU Blue Flag certificate. As a matter of fact, safety, cleanliness and ecology of the Beach are in line with the standards. For instance, there are free showers with fresh water, changing cabins, fountains with drinking water. Shower rooms are located in the central part of the beach, near the rescue tower. Holidaymakers can get plastic sunbeds with inclined backs and umbrellas on the Makronisos Beach. Notably, the cost of renting sun beds and umbrellas is 2.5 euros.

Above all, in the payment check you can find the code for Wi-Fi connection. On the north side of the Beach you can sit in arbors with cane visors or on soft sofa-chaise lounges. Moreover you can rent an arbor in the bar of the hotel Asterias Beach. The cost of renting arbor is 20 euros.

Rental of water transport. Makronisos Beach.
Rental of water transport. Makronisos Beach.

On the southern side of Makronisos Beach there is a water center Makronissos Watersports. The center offers rental of water motorcycles and catamarans. Also more diverse extreme water entertainment, diving with a mask or scuba diving offers the center of active water recreation “Tasos Watersports”. Center “Tasos” operates on the nearby beach of Makronissos Beach West on the west side of the cape.

Pure water near the beach
Pure water near the beach

Also for rest with children Makronisos Beach is one of the best beaches in Ayia Napa. Truely, Makronisos Beach has great nature. A calm atmosphere, comfortable, safe conditions for playing near the water.

Furthermore, at the peak of the swimming season Makronisos Beach gets visits from a large number of tourists. Most of all on the beach are present families with children and tourists. However, Makronisos Beach manages well with the influx of visitors.

Places for a snack near the Beach.
Places for a snack near the Beach.

While resting on Makronisos Beach you can have a snack in the beach bars. They are working at neighboring hotels. As a matter of fact, on the north side of the beach you can visit a bar “Levels”, a cafe-restaurant “Koralli” (hotel Asterias Beach). Moreover, closer to the central part of Makronisos Beach there is the snack bar “Thalassa” of the Dome Beach hotel.

Algae: average. After a storm, the amount of algae increases. However at the morning staff clears the shore and the sea.
Jumping into the water: not allowed.

The pier of Makronisos Beach. Ayia Napa. Cyprus.
The pier of Makronisos Beach. Ayia Napa. Cyprus.

Features

Makronisos Beach is easily accessible by car, bicycle and bus number 102 from Ayia Napa.
Besides, for the curious visitors of Makronisos beach, there is an excellent opportunity to diversify the rest with a cognitive walk. At the southern shore of the cape lies the open archaeological site “Makronissos Archaeological Site”. The way to the site is marked by special pointers. In particular on the site you can see 19 ancient rock tomb. Moreover, these do belong to the Hellenistic and Roman historical periods. In fact the age of the complex’s buildings is 2300 years.

At the southeastern end of the cape there is an plateau and hewn cliffs around it. Presumably, in ancient times limestone was mined on this side of the cape.

South-eastern part of the cape. Makronisos Beach.
South-eastern part of the cape. Makronisos Beach.

Good advice

Parking near Makronisos Beach is small, there are almost no empty places after 11:00. On the other hand from the bus stop you can get to the beach on foot in about 7 minutes. Besides, it is desirable to take care of protection from the sun. Also, in stores near the reception of the hotels baby toys for games on the beach can be bought.

Location

Makronissos Beach locates five kilometers west of the center of Ayia Napa. As a matter of fact, to get to the beach you can go west along the main road Nissi Aevnu of Ayia Napa. There, opposite the restaurant “Agrotikon” (located on the right side of the road), turn left onto Makronissos Str. The turn to the beach is marked by a road sign. Further, keep moving along the Makronissos Str. Then, turn left at the second turn. Eventually at the end of the road there is a parking near the central part of the beach.

Hotels near Makronissos Beach:
Asterias Beach Hotel 4* (0 meters, right on the beach)
Dome Beach Hotel 4* (70 meters west ←)

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