Famagusta beaches are very beautiful with clear waters. Since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the original beach resort of Famagusta is a forbidden zone with notices to warn holidaymakers to stay away. But there is still plenty more to enjoy on this part of the coast, once considered the ‘riviera’ of Cyprus. Sandy beaches with shallow waters make for some ideal family holiday location

Glapsides public beach

Glapsides beach is located a bit further up the coast, just before Salamis ruins.This beach is only 200m away from the Bediz Beach and is one of the busiest beaches around Famagusta. This is one of the most beutiful and ideal place to bring the kids up as it is a long and sandy beach with shallow water up to 150 meters from the shore. No wonder Glapsides Public Beach was voted second-best beach in North Cyprus, after Karpas Golden Beach. Glapsides Restaurant, bar, mini market, showers, cheap sun loungers with sunshades and dolphin rides.are available

Silver beach

Silver beach situated at the far south of the Salamis ruins, this is a great spot for swimming and snorkeling. The water is warm and shallow, and you can snorkel and watch the fish swimming.The sand shelves slowly making it safe for children. It is most interesting to explore the now submerged harbour of the ancient city. There are not many facilities here other than cafeteria.

Maras beach

Maras was a beach resort area and part of the beach is still open with crude fencing around the forbidden areas. You can walk along the beach right up to the fence and the ghost hotels, a freakish and salutary sight.

Bediz beach

Well signposted from every direction Bediz public beach makes a popular and pleasant stop for those who have walked around the extensive ruins at Salamis. It is a pleasant sandy strip with a restaurant, showers, sun lounger s and umbrellas.

Bafra beach

About 9km beyond the resort of Bogaz and just beyond the village of Mehmetcik is the relatively untouched beach of Bafra. Untouched for now, but two large luxury hotels have been built so it won’t stay quiet for long presumably. It is a calm, quiet sandy beach with sun loungers and a pleasant restaurant.

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