Kamari beach has large pebbles, not sand. When you go in the water, it is a bit difficult to walk on the shifting pebbles, but when you are in the water, it is really nice. The beach has many options of sunbeds and umbrellas you can "rent" for the day starting at 5 Euros in Sept. 2013. The area of Kamari is full of restaurants, tavernas, shops, and hotels lining the boardwalk along the beach. This area comes alive with people strolling along the boardwalk until late in the evening. The location of Kamari is the best to stay at because it is so easily accessible compared to the more famous Fira and Oia.