Corfu is fringed by numerous beaches that range from bustling and organised to secluded and less-crowded.
The best beaches in Corfu, include …
Relax on the clean golden sands of one of Corfu’s best beaches, stretching between two rocky headlands. Enjoy swimming in the clear turquoise waters of the half-moon shaped bay and enjoy water sports that include banana boating, jet skiing and windsurfing.
Savour fresh seafood at the local tavernas and choose from a range of accommodation overlooking the long beach. Facilities include showers, sun beds and umbrellas.
Family friendly Agios Georgios Beach is located on the north-west coast, around 35km northwest of Corfu town.
This soft golden-sand beach to the south of the village of Agios Georgios is lined with bars, clubs and discos – perfect for those who enjoy loud music and all-night dancing.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this long beach, relax under a sun umbrella or enjoy some of the many water sports activities such as paragliding, snorkelling and jet skiing.
Walk or rent a bike to explore the surrounding countryside and the nearby village of Argyrades.
Agios Georgios Beach is located on the west coast, around 30km southwest of Corfu town.
Discover a series of six sand and pebble beaches that face coves of clear aquamarine water and lie scattered between hills and rocky promontories covered in olive, cypress and lemon trees. Paleokastritsa is one of Corfu’s most scenic regions.
Enjoy the bustling action of main beach, lined with hotels, restaurants and bars or discover less-crowded beaches on foot or by water taxi. A short walk away stands the picturesque byzantine monastery of Panagia Paleokastritissa.
Paleokastritsa Beach is located on the west coast near the village of the same name, around 20km northwest of Corfu town.
Backed by a dramatic mountain range, this picturesque, tree-lined, white-shingle beach stretches between tree-clad promontories facing a calm turquoise bay.
Sunbathe on the beach and swim or kayak in the crystalline waters.
Liapades Beach is located on the northwest coast near the village of Palaiokastritsa, around 20km from Corfu town.
Make your own footprints in the soft golden sand of this long beach, framed by lush hills draped in olive groves and dense vegetation.
Facilities on this clean and popular beach include sun beds, umbrellas, showers and some beachfront tavernas.
A hilltop village of the same name stands overlooking the beach and offers a range of accommodation options.
Pelekas Beach is located on the west coast, around 13km from Corfu town.
Swim in the shallow, crystal clear, turquoise waters that lap this long and beautiful white-pebble beach, which sits beneath a towering mountain range and is ringed by trees.
Facilities include beachside tavernas, sun beds and umbrellas for hire.
Barbati Beach is located on the east coast, around 20km north of Corfu town.
This golden-sand beach is one of the most popular beaches in Corfu and is framed by impressive rock headlands.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas, water sports, beachfront tavernas and the amenities of the nearby Pink Palace Hotel.
Agios Gordios is located on the west coast near the village of Sinarades, around 15km from Corfu town.
Nestled beneath dramatic cliffs and the beautiful Monastery of Myriotissa, this narrow crescent of golden sand fringes two bays and is divided by rocks into two sections, one of which is unofficially clothing-optional. This unspoiled beach is accessibly by water taxi or by descending a steep track on foot.
Swim in the turquoise waters and relax with a cold drink at one of the beachside cafes. The English writer Lawrence Darrell described Myriotissa Beach as the “loveliest beach in the world.”
Myriotissa Beach is located on the west coast near the town of Pelekas, around 13km from Corfu town.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this long golden-sand beach that sits beneath rugged tree- and bush-clad mountains and shelves into a turquoise sea perfect for swimming.
Facilities include lifeguards (seasonally available), sun beds, umbrellas, showers, water sports, tavernas and a range of accommodation options.
Located 15km from Corfu town on the west coast, Glyfada is one of the most popular beaches on the island.
This long golden-sand beach is framed by tree-clad hills and offers a range of facilities including sun beds, umbrellas, water sports, tavernas and a large choice of accommodation.
Ermones Beach is located on the west coast opposite Corfu town.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this 3km-long golden-sand beach that includes a clothing-optional section.
Acharavi is popular with couples and families who wish to escape the crowds of the more-organised beaches. Facilities include beachside tavernas.
The nearby town of Acharavi hosts a range of accommodation options, restaurants and bars.
Acharavi Beach is located on the northern tip of the island, around 40km from Corfu town.
This narrow 200m-long stretch of golden sand mixed with shingle is framed by picturesque headlands and shelves into shallow turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming.
Facilities include water sports during the high season, sun lounges and umbrellas, a couple of tavernas and a range of beachside accommodation.
Located on the west coast, Arillas is a favourite place for couples and families looking for a quiet beach holiday.
Arillas is located near Sidari village on the north coast, around 26km from Corfu town.
This narrow white-shingle and golden-sand beach threads around and between rocky headlands lapped by calm crystalline waters perfect for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking.
With the magnificent backdrop of Mount Pantokrator and hills covered with olive groves, vines and citrus plantations, this is one of the most picturesque coastal regions in Corfu.
Nearby facilities include shops, cafes and tavernas. The village of Kassiopi is one of the largest on the northeast coast of Corfu and has four main beaches including Kalamionas, Pipitos, Kanoni and Bataria, along with several other less-known beaches.
Kassiopi is located on the northeast coast, about 20km north of Corfu town.
Pick your own spot to unwind on this crescent of white shingle and golden sand that shelves into the clear calm waters of a turquoise bay ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Less crowded than some of the more popular beaches, Imerolias is perfect if you crave some peace and quiet.
Facilities include some sun beds, umbrellas and a beachfront tavern offering fresh fish.
Imerolias is located on the northeast coast of Corfu near Kassiopi town, which boasts a range of restaurants and accommodation options around 35km from Corfu.
Discover one of Corfu’s most fashionable beaches, with a good range of accommodation and associated facilities nearby. Pick your own spot to sunbathe on the flat sun-bleached rocks or on the golden sand that winds around and between huge rock formations.
Kanoni Beach is located on the southern part of Corfu town.
This small golden-sand beach is particularly interesting for the surrounding coves and dramatic natural canals created by the action of the sea.
Cool off with a dip then pick a spot to sunbathe on the sandstone cliffs that flank this long and narrow inlet. Walk the scenic coastal pathways and enjoy a range of facilities at nearby Sidari, a popular beach resort packed with restaurants.
Canal d’amour Beach is located 36km from Corfu town.
This long and narrow pebble beach sits between manicured tree-lined gardens and a shallow bay with calm waters that are perfect for swimming.
Beachside facilities include sun beds, showers, water sports and a good variety of tavernas, shops and accommodation options.
Dassia Beach is located on the east coast, just north of Corfu town.
This narrow white-pebble beach shelves into a sparkling blue sea that is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas, beach bars, tavernas and a range of accommodation options, including the Nissaki Beach Hotel.
Kaminaki Beach is located on the east coast, around 25km from Corfu town.
Dig you toes into the soft golden sand of this picturesque beach that stretches between tree-clad rocky promontories and shelves into the crystalline waters of a small cove. There are no facilities here so you need to bring your own food and drinks.
Gialiskari Beach is located on the west coast near the village of Sinarades, around 15km from Corfu town.
Unwind on this clean, tree-fringed, white-shingle beach that stretches between bush-clad rocky headlands overlooking a beautiful bay and Albania in the near distance.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a beachside taverna.
Kerasia Beach is located on the north-eastern tip of the island, around 30km from Corfu town.
This idyllic and quiet shingle and pebble beach sits between huge cypress trees and the crystalline waters of a small picture-perfect bay, home to the fishing village of Kalami.
Kouloura Beach is located on the east coast, around 29km from Corfu town.
Latest update: Top beaches in Corfu: 24 November, 2019
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