Best Beaches in Corfu
One of the best reasons to go to Corfu is to explore the beaches on the coast of the Ionian Sea. Popular for their diversity, Corfu’s beaches range from idyllic long stretches of sand to rocky coves to deserted peninsulas, comprising a coastline of 135 miles.
Some of the best golden and sandy beaches on Corfu are to be found on the north and west coasts, around resorts and villages that attract tourists and residents alike. Acharavi on the tip of the north coast is a lively town and holiday resort bursting with shops, taverns, bars, and of course, a beautiful 2-mile stretch of coastline set against a backdrop of distant hills. The nearby Hydropolis Water Park has an excellent selection of water rides and sports facilities including tennis, beach volley ball and water games that are great for kids.
Another popular beach on the west coast of Corfu is Glyfada; said to be one of the best places to go for a ‘bucket and spade’ holiday, where the sand is soft and clean and there are plenty of facilities (showers, toilets, changing rooms and a first aid centre) that are suitable for tending to young children. In fact, Glyfada is said to have one of the best beaches in the world of Corfu due to the long stretch of sand that’s lapped by azure Ionian water. Are you willing to find out first-hand?
We’d be remiss not to mention the world famous Canal D’Amour (Channel of Love) at Sidari, which is a rock formation protruding from the sea in unique shapes. In this bay there are numerous coves and canals in different shades of yellow and green; however, legend states that those swimming through the channel will find their true love on the other side. The beach tends to be a bit windy for sun bathers, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby that make Sidari well worth the visit.