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Beach at Protaras

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Beach at Protaras

What is the beach like for walking into the water. Is it very stony and how bad is the seaweed. Also are there usually jellyfish.

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1. Re: Beach at Protaras

Easy,no,none and no.

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fig tree bay is superb, no stones no seaweed and never seen a jellyfish in ten years, sea as clear as the caribeean, roll on september

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I saw a jellyfish last month but it was dead and washed up on the beach. never seen a live one. some beaches are a bit stony in the sea but most around protaras area are just lovely sand. its very rare to get seaweed, only if there's been heavy rains and strong winds you sometimes get a little washed up, but that mainly happens during the winter months.

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Fig Tree gets heaving busy in the summer though, that's the only letdown.

You could explore the beaches along the coast though via the local bus if it all gets too busy ! Your spoilt for choice on beaches in the Famagusta region.....best on the island IMO

Edited: 09 April 2010, 21:23
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Thanks everyone - sounds like my kind of beach.

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The whole stretch of beach in the centre of Protaras (where Fig Tree, Vrisiana, Sunrise etc are) is mainly sandy with clear blue waters. You could also try Pernera area. I agree that they do tend to get very crowded during the summer months, esp. at the weekends with all the locals. I would suggest that you try the beaches in Ay. Napa.

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7. Re: Beach at Protaras

take the big red bus tour to Famagusta good beaches

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The whole of the Ayia Napa - Protaras - Pernera area is linked by bus and only costa €1.50 each way per person for anywhere along the route. If you want to see some gorgeous beaches it is very easy to get to loads of lovely ones.

from the east at kapparis going towards ayia napa along the bus route you have -

Firemans Beach - Kapparis (small cove)

Ayia Triada Beach - Ayia Triada ( pretty, but slightly stony)

Sirena Bay - Ayia Triada (pretty cove)

Louma Bay - By the golden coast hotel (bigger)

Pernera Beach - Pernera Centre

Potami Beach - By the anastasia hotel, pernera

Fig Tree Bay - Protaras - Most popular but very busy

Vrissi Bay - Protaras -gorgeous

Blue Bay - Protaras - smaller

Protaras Bay - (merges inot the others really)

Green Bay - Small Cove

Konnos Bay - Cape Greco - Gorgeous cove

Harbour Beach - Ayia Napa - long and sandy

Pernera Beach - ayia napa - smaller

sandy bay - ayia napa - another lovely cove

nissi beach - ayia napa long and white sand, shallow waters, busy

Landa Beach - smaller and quieter than nissi

macronissos - smaller and quieter than nissi

ayia thekla - smaller and a bit rockier but quieter

Hope that helps!

Terri

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Thanks for that - what a lot to choose from. Can you advise which one would be the best for snorkeling.

By the way we are staying at the Rising Star so what's the nearest beach like. This will be at the end of May so do you think Fig Tree Bay will be quieter than July and August, although it is half term.

Edited: 11 April 2010, 15:56
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Fig Tree will not be half as busy in May even on a half term week as it would be in July and August so you'll be fine. I;d still recommend getting out and about and checking out the other beaches in the area.

Snorkelling wise I like Macronissos, Sirena Bay and Konnos. Or better still head to Pernera Harbour and book a boat trip, the Yellow Boat is a very good day out and you stop at lots of places throughout the day for some excellent snorkelling

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