Ayia Napa has some of the best beaches on Cyprus and boasts many blue flag beaches which are safe and clean. Almost all have lifeguards on duty and have facilities such as toilets, changing cubicles and first aid stations. Sunbeds and umbrellas cost €2.50 each to rent out per day.

All the beaches are linked by a coastal path which leads from Ayia Thekla at the Western Edge of town right through to Cape Greco and beyond into Protaras and Pernera.

Ayia Thekla beach is made up of several sandy coves with a couple of longer stretches of sand. It can be quite rocky but is generally peacfeful and unspoilt.

Macronissos Beach is made up of 3 soft sand coves. It gets quite busy during peak months but is still quieter than some of its neighbours. These beaches are pretty and excellent for swimming. There is a snack bar for refreshments and watersports.

Landa / Golden Beach / Lanta  is a white sand beach which has a very relaxed atmosphere and is very unspoilt. There is a snackbar for refreshments and watersports. It is poplular with families.

Nissi Beach is the most popular beach and consists of a long stretch of white sand, a smaller quieter bay and an island which you can walk out to at low tide. Through the summer months it offers beach parties, foam parties and DJ's pumping out music from late morning through to early evening at the Nissi Bay Beach bar. There are several snack bars and watersports as well as a bungee jump. There is a quieter end of the beach as well which is much more relaxed and tends to attract an older crowd as well as families. 

Sandy Bay is a horseshoe shaped bay of soft sand with snack bars and watersports. It is popular with families and gets very busy in peak months.

Pernera beach is a stretch of man made beach with several sandy patches and several rocky areas stretching from sandy bay up to the harbour of Ayia Napa. There are several swimming spots from the rocks or from the sand. There are watersports and usually an ice cream van.

Grecian bay  is a small stretch of sand that leads from the harbour to the eastern edge of town. There are watersports and several snack bars and restaurants. This is mainly sand with very few rocks and gently shelves making it popular with families. There are also many boat trips which pass by this beach area. On 

Kermia Beach is a small cove by the Kermia beach Bungalows which is mainly used by hotel guests there. It has no watersports or refreshments.

There are several rocky bathing areas from this area up to Cape Greco including the Sea Caves of Ayia Napa and 'Tha Palaces' rock formations which are used for cliff jumping.

Konnos Bay is the furthest eastof Ayia Napa's beaches and often classed as Protaras although it's actually between the two. The Grecian Park hotel sits above the cove.  It is a pretty cove sheltered by pine tree clad hills and is mostly soft sand and easily accessible swimming areas. there are watersports and a snack bar. This beach is very popular with locals.The sunbeds you can rent double up as floats to take in the sea too !