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Rhodes

A guide to the best beaches in Rhodes

Rhodes has every sort of coastline imaginable, from its secluded, rocky coves to its ranging sandy shores. Almost all the larger beaches here are well organised, with a good stock of amenities, many activities to enjoy and a number of good restaurants, tavernas, bars, and shopping. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are extremely popular on Rhodes and there's more than enough spots from which to rent equipment - and if necessary take a few lessons before diving in. If you're visiting Rhodes and looking for a spot to soak up the sun, read on for a list of some of the best beaches on the island.

Kalathos

This is one of the most visited beaches on the island and the most popular spot on the east coast. With pure golden sands and incredibly clear waters it's little wonder locals and visitors flock to these shores. Sunloungers and umbrellas are available to rent and there's also a couple beach bars and restaurants serving up fruity cocktails and fresh seafood.

Faliraki

Faliraki boasts the longest sandy beach on the island. Restaurants and tavernas scatter the shoreline and make for great spots at which to fuel up before you head back into the water. Faliraki's watersports are always in fashion, and you can try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing and snorkelling.

Lindos

Lindos is the ideal beach to bring the kids to. The soft sand and shallow waters are ideal for making sandcastles and paddling in the sea. In the corner of this bay you'll find a shallow inlet where you can snorkel and discover some of the underwater marine life living in Rhodes. There are several restaurants and bars dotted around the coastline for you to fill up on delicious seafood and grab a drink to cool down.

Stegna

Stegna beach is home to some incredible views and its uncrowded sands make for the perfect place to chill out on a sunlounger or beach towel. There are several watersport facilities here and the rocky outcrops make for excellent fishing and snorkelling spots.

Tsambika Beach

Located near the village of Kolymbari is this quiet sandy beach. Sunloungers and umbrellas are available to hire here and there are plenty of tavernas and shops nearby to keep you occupied. This beach is less populated than the others, often leaving plenty of space in which to unwind and set up camp. If you're into watersports, Tsambika is also a great spot for paragliding, with equipment available to rent and with lessons offered.

Ixia Beach

Set on the west coast of Rhodes is this pebble and shingle beach. This stretch is all about the watersports, with high winds on the west coast of the island making this place a surfing mecca. Visitors come from all over to hit the waters and test out their skills windsurfing and kitesurfing. If you're interested in learning how to surf Ixia Beach is a good place to start the adventure.