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Corfu Beaches

Welcome to Bella Vista’s page about the many sunny beaches of Corfu! Below, you will find a brief description of the island’s beaches, as well as the facilities each offer. This page is divided by location in the interest of making it easier for our guests to navigate the island we call home! Corfu offers beaches that vary in style and landscape–from white, sandy beaches to spots along the shore covered in smooth pebbles–but each traveler is certain to find at least one to their taste and liking!

*Please note that all distances listed are calculated from Benitses village.

SOUTHWEST

Chalikounas Beach

Distance: 15 km

Style: PARTIALLY ORGANISED

Located off the beaten path, this long white stretch of sand is truly a hidden natural treasure. A small cedar forest acts as a barrier betweenCorfu’s natura  lake, Lake Korission, from the open sea of Chalikounas Beach and Issos Beach. The winds that blow along the west coast of Corfu make Chalikounas Beach a surfer’s paradise.

Whether you’re looking for windsurfing or kitesurfing, Chalikounas Beach is the place to be! There is a restroom, a significant number of sunbeds and umbrellas for use–as well as a beachside bar that serves beverages and ice cream!

Issos Beach

Distance: 17 km

Style: ORGANIZED

This white beach is widely known as the “James Bond Beach” because the famous film, “For Your Eyes Only” was taped here in 1981. Issos Beach is located only a few kilometers south of Korission Lake, not far from Chalikounas Beach. It is a well-organized beach that features lifeguards and ample opportunities for water sports. There is also a restroom and shower facilities on the premise, as well as a snack bar.

The sand is soft and golden, and the waters are strikingly blue and shallow. In the southern part of Issos, there is also port and a few taverns, for those seeking a yummy meal after a long day on the shore.

Marathias and Santa Barbara Beaches

Distance: 20 km

Style:  ORGANIZED

Marathias and Santa Barbara, like Chalikounas and Issos, also feature soft white sand and blue waters. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

The coastline spans about 2,000 meters of commercial-free private access to the sea. There is also a small stretch of facilities nearby that offer chaise lounges, umbrellas, and the opportunity to partake in water sports. It is ideal for family holidays or independent travelers.

Paramonas Beach

Distance: 17 km

Style: PARTIALLY ORGANIZED

Paramonas Beach is nestled in the southwest corner of the Mesis region, and offers guests a long stretch of golden sand covered in green seaweed. While this is an ideal spot for sunbathing, visitors are warned of the rocky seabed.

This beach offers visitors solitude during the high season away from the more popular beaches of Corfu; because of this fact, the beach has actually been known to draw in celebrities. In the past, it has also hosted commercial film productions.

Prasoudi Beach

Distance: 15 km

Style: ORGANIZED

The stunning blue and green hues make Prasoudi Beach a little piece of heaven for locals and visitors alike. This beach is known for its windless days and its tranquil atmosphere. It often attracts visitors with the promise of a quiet day away from the crowds.

Beautiful white sand and clean waters have earned this beach a prestigious Blue Flag. Sunbeds and umbrellas are offered for a small rental fee, and there are many restaurants nearby that offer stunning sea views to accompany their lovely dishes.