Coral Bay
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The clear waters at Coral Bay are calm and shallow, making it a popular swimming spot, especially among families and beginners. There are lifeguards on duty, and you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. Snorkelers will enjoy spotting marine life amongst the rocks around the bay, and there are watersports on offer, like windsurfing, hand-gliding, and jet skiing. Rent a paddle boat and enjoy an hour out on the water. Parking is free, and there are shower and restroom facilities. Coral Bay Avenue is lined with restaurants and cafes—visit in the summer months when the weather is warm, but on weekdays for fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Jennifer plumb
    South East England, United Kingdom4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed that Coral bay was no longer bustling as it was hopefully if will improve for them
    Going back to Cyprus as a family was nostalgic. Very disappointed to find most restaurants have put their prices up by a third some double. Some places are good value but not all even the supermarket is a lot more expensive. Apparently lots of their hotels are going all inclusive so the restaurants are struggling to keep afloat.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • lauralou81
    Rainham, United Kingdom221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sandy beach and clear waters
    Visited Coral Bay for the day. Beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters. I'm not a huge fan of the sea (I have a fear of fish) but I got in and had a dip, no fish (well that I could see) hardly any seaweed and soft sand. The sunloungers are priced at €2.50 each and the parasol is also €2.50. Lovely man who takes the money, stopping for a welcomed chat. We had some drinks and snacks from the beach bar, quite pricey but not extremely overpriced. Beautiful views and lovely to spend the day with family. If I went again I would take a lovely picnic/drinks etc
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Lee G
    9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    Relatively small resort with a small beach which was nice. Mainly restaurants which were in my opinion expensive but lacking quality. Lacking actual bars. Not much to do in resort. The place is nice enough and the people friendly but not enough for a 2 week stay.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Laura J
    Telford, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Coral bay dream
    Really lovely trip to Coral Bay today. The sunbed hire is very reasonable. 3 beds and a umbrella for ten euro. Very clean, safe and family friendly beach with well thought out facilities. Music playing from the one beach cafe added to the ambience. The beach cafe was well appointed. Staff very friendly and good customer service. Prices aren't too expensive but reasonable. Can recommend the ice latte with caramel. Just wish we had investigated this place earlier as you can't get a sunbed where we are staying!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Duncan
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Coral Bay Beach
    This is a very nice beach for a relaxing day by the sea. There are a number of activities available at the beach including hiring Jet ski, Parasailing, tubing and pedalo with slide. The umbrella and two sunbeds cost us Euro7.50 for the whole day. There is not much beach space available if you do not want to use one of their umbrellas. They will charge you the full amount irrespective of what time you arrive. There is a well stocked cafe offering food and drink and there is free WiFi covering the beach.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Dean L
    Durban, South Africa28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely family beach
    Gorgeous beach. All as expected. Showers are apparently one euro each. The only thing missing on this beach is a shower at the exit. Nice paid watersports on the beach. Jetskis, Tubing, Kayaking etc. Inflatables make spending time in the ocean even more relaxing! We went twice during a week in Paphos and both times found a sunbed and umbrella easily. 7.5 euro for one umbrella and two beds. A twenty minute drive from central Paphos.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Terry S
    Brentwood, United Kingdom121 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average sandy beach
    Most of this coast is rocky, so this is one of the few beaches. Can easily wade into the sea but lots of seaweed. Sunbeds are 7.50 for 2 all day. There are toilets and cafes and lifeguards and water sports available. If a beach is your thing then this is a fine way to spend 4 hours
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Claire M
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Burglary Coral Bay
    Hi, just making everyone aware. On last night of villa holiday last night. Staying Coralia Dream 6. Husband woke up at 1am to man in hoodie with a mask trying to break in to our villa. Scared him away but didn't sleep all night. Very scary. Looked online, apparently its everywhere in Coral Bay. A regular occurrence. Sadly wouldn't return to a villa because of it. Been coming here for years.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2023
  • matt k
    London, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab beach - shame about the leering perverts!!
    Lovely beach with clear blue waters. Plus points: 1. Loads of free parking. 2. Found 5-6 beds together what ever time we arrived. 3. Realky cheap. €17.5 for 5 beds and 2 umbrellas. 4. Sea was beautiful. 5. Shop / cafe serves cold drinks and frappe’s etc. Negatives: 1. Beds old and many ripped or broken. 2. No padded cushions to lie on. 3. Sand boiling hot to walk on. Need flip flops and then leave by the sea. 4. We had 2 guys turn up behind us. Blaring out their European trash music whilst getting smashed on the contents of their cool box. 1 bought his full sized shisha pipe too. After gawping at 2 of the young ladies in our party we had to pack up and leave. Obviously this can happen anywhere but was very uncomfortable.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 9, 2023
  • social-butterfles
    Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom614 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An old favourite from our many visits, quiet morning bathing & swims
    Its exactly the same as when we visited many years ago. We arrived just before 9am. Lots of sun loungers, parasols (for hire) & wooden walkways. Overlooked by a few cafes, bars, restaurants and very much needed wc's. Plenty of hiring including pedalos, canoes, SUBs, jetski's etc. Plus beach changing rooms and also massage pergola's. We did not see paragliding, so im unsure if this still goes ahead.??? The waters are shallow in the cove, clear and on our morning, very peaceful, although from previous visits, this is not always the case and the waves can be strong. Beautiful views as ever. We took our own towels and beach mats. Watched the joggers, walkers and locals and packed up just before lunch to head back to our hotel. The sand is clean and soft, and very hot by lunchtime. We used the 615 bus coastal bus route. 1.50 euros p.p each way or you can get a 5 euro ticket to hop on and off all day long. We always return and after this visit, nothing has changed our minds
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
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social-butterfles
Leigh-on Sea, UK614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Its exactly the same as when we visited many years ago. We arrived just before 9am. Lots of sun loungers, parasols (for hire) & wooden walkways. Overlooked by a few cafes, bars, restaurants and very much needed wc's. Plenty of hiring including pedalos, canoes, SUBs, jetski's etc. Plus beach changing rooms and also massage pergola's. We did not see paragliding, so im unsure if this still goes ahead.??? The waters are shallow in the cove, clear and on our morning, very peaceful, although from previous visits, this is not always the case and the waves can be strong. Beautiful views as ever. We took our own towels and beach mats. Watched the joggers, walkers and locals and packed up just before lunch to head back to our hotel. The sand is clean and soft, and very hot by lunchtime.
We used the 615 bus coastal bus route. 1.50 euros p.p each way or you can get a 5 euro ticket to hop on and off all day long.
We always return and after this visit, nothing has changed our minds
Written September 18, 2023
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Travelogo
London, UK282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This little gem of a sandy bay is about 13 km from Papos city. Easy to get to by car and there is a straight bus shuttle service (no 615) from Paphos harbour to the bay. Plenty of parking and two beach beds with umbrella cost 7.5 euros for the whole day. There is a restaurant in the car park and the road leading to the bay parking area is lined with restaurants and cafes. Safe bay for swimming with clear waters. Lifeguard on duty.
Written November 20, 2022
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Duncan
Aylesbury, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is a very nice beach for a relaxing day by the sea. There are a number of activities available at the beach including hiring Jet ski, Parasailing, tubing and pedalo with slide.

The umbrella and two sunbeds cost us Euro7.50 for the whole day. There is not much beach space available if you do not want to use one of their umbrellas. They will charge you the full amount irrespective of what time you arrive.

There is a well stocked cafe offering food and drink and there is free WiFi covering the beach.
Written August 18, 2023
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Christine
Wakefield, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Lovely beach with great warm sea that doesn't have a huge step that gets suddenly deep. I thought the sun loungers were a bit pricey. We went twice, arrived after 3pm on both occassions and were still charged the full daily rate of 2.50 euros per lounger and 2.50 euro for the parasol.

It has a great bar selling drinks and snacks at the top, showers, toilets and changing sheds on the beach.
All in all a lovely place to relax.
Written September 14, 2020
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Ana
Edinburgh, UK37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
I would only recommend if you are reliant on public transport and even then I think it’s probably not worth it. If you have a car there are far better beaches on the Akamas Peninsular.

The beach has sun beds and umbrellas available for €2.50 each. There are two cafes which have blaring very loud music so you will not be comfortable sitting and eating. There is a small selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices but not an enjoyable experience. Everyone is crammed into a small section of beach. The water is clear and good for swimming.

For all the hassle of buses and getting there I would not recommend it or visit again.
Written June 11, 2022
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Willsey06
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
A party of us booked 6 double jetski rides and when it was my husband and son’s go, they were out in the water for less than 5 minutes before a wave took them out and they were flipped off the jetski - although the other staff were quick to go and rescue them and were helpful, the “captain” was rude, unhelpful and tried to blame him for being wreckless!
They did not offer another go for them so it was a complete waste of 60 Euros. Also tried to say the jetski was broken, when we saw it out on the water after the incident. Even after the gentleman who was out with them watching to make sure they were riding safely tried to tell the captain it was not their fault, he still wouldn’t have it.
I went back twice to try and speak to the captain to sort something out and was completely fobbed off.
What a shame….
Written August 1, 2022
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travellinghippos
Burnley, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The bay as you arrive is absolutely stunning. We stayed in Paphos and it was very easy to get to via the bus and they have such a good bus service in Cyprus. The sunbeds were very reasonably priced and you could spend a full day there.

The only downfall was the sea was extremely choppy and a little scary with a toddler!

I would definitely recommend a visit if you are staying in the local area.
Written April 12, 2022
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ToastMasterX
London, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Nice beach, calm water but I’m always appalled that businesses charge for sunbeds but don’t pick up rubbish. There are so many cigarette butts in the sand, that kids end up playing with - it’s gross.

Shame because beach is beautiful.

Local cafes poor and expensive - we got some cornetto-style ice creams which turned out weren’t frozen, and had soggy cones with runny, liquid ice cream. Had to throw them away
Written October 29, 2020
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Paola
38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We enjoyed swimming at the beach but unfortunately that was the only thing we enjoyed, staff were rude, no one seemed to know how to use the locker at the chairs, tried to order drinks at the bar and was told the fridge is right there, almost expect they’ll ask me to come and start chopping lemon wedges if I wanted one. Then came the time to eat… the saddest looking hot dog I’ve ever seen (expensive too) and the smallest plate of fries for €3, and that was it, no other options except to drown the hunger in beer (that you had to get yourself from the fridge and pour in a cup). Staff were rude in general, serving some guests before others while completely disregarding the queue. Finally, 1 euro showers for 15 seconds so better shower quick!
Written July 31, 2022
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Massi400
Rome, Italy226 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
A real disappointment. The famous Coral Bay is nothing more than a small beach with murky and somewhat dirty water. There is the possibility to rent umbrella and sunbed at the cost of 5€ per person. It is not worth it.
Written September 2, 2021
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