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Corfu Beaches

Bella Vista Hotel would like to welcome you to the sunny beaches of Corfu! This page provides a brief description the beaches of the island, and the facilities each has to offer. This page is divided by directional locations of the beaches to make navigating the island as convenient as possible. Corfu offers many varieties of beaches from white sand, to pebble beaches, from north to south, east to west. The beaches vary in style and landscape, but each traveler is certain to find at least one to their taste and liking!

*Please take note that all distances are all calculated from Benitses village to each individual beach.

South-West

Chalikounas Beach

Distance:: 15 kms

Style:: Partially organized

This long white stretch of sand is a hidden treasure among the beaches on the island. It is located away from the main tourist beaches, and the sand divides Lake Korission and the open sea. Due to the windy west coast of Corfu, Chalikounas Beach is a surfer’s paradise. Whether you are looking for windsurfing or kitesurfing, Chalikounas Beach is the place to be. There are no sunbeds at Chalikounas Beach, and there is only one changing cabin along the beach of Chalikounas.

Issos Beach

Distance:: 17 kms

Style:: Organized

This white beach is famously known as as “The James Bond Beach” from the film “For Your Eyes Only” filmed here on the island in 1981. The beach of Issos is located only a few kilometers south of Korission Lake. It is long and well-organized, with lifeguards on duty and ample opportunities for water sports. There are also restroom and shower facilities on the premise, as well as a snack bar. The sand is soft and golden and the waters are azure and shallow. In the southern part of Issos, there is a port, a few taverns, and rooms for rental.

Marathias and Santa Barbara Beaches

Distance:: 20 kms

Style:: Organized

This beach also has soft white sand and crystal blues waters, and is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. As the beach is 2,000 meters, guests are offered long stretches of un-commercialized private access. There is also a small stretch offering chaise lounges, umbrellas, and water sports facilities. It is ideal for family holidays, or independent travelers.

Paramonas Beach

Distance:: 17 kms

Style:: Partially organized

Paramonas is located at the southwest corner of the Mesis region, and offers a long stretch of golden sand and seaweed. While this is the ideal spot for sunbathing, visitors are warned of the rocky seabed. This beach offers visitors solitude during the high season away from the crowded beaches of Corfu; because of this fact, the beach has drawn celebrities and stars with the allure of privacy, and has also hosted commercial production film productions.

Prasoudi Beach

Distance:: 15 kms

Style:: Organized

The stunning colors of the blue and green waters are a like a piece of heaven for locals and visitors alike, especially when there is little wind. Sunbeds and umbrellas are also offered for a small rental fee. This beach is known for its natural environment and peaceful atmosphere, and attracts visitors with the promise of seclusion from the crowds. Beautiful white sand and clean waters have earned this beach a Blue Flag. Additionally, there are many restaurants offering stunning sea views to accompany lovely dishes.