i just love this beach
nice for bathing, swimming, relaxing, great restaurant
water sports available, showers
We stayed at the St George for a few days while in paphos and we were able to expthe sea and beach there. The rocks are naturally slippy and access and egress is something of challenge, so much so we saw some hurt themselves very badly as they walked along access point to the sea. The sea itself is clear, warm and if you are interested in snokrklin them this is a good area to explore.
Some of the hotels on the pathway from Helios Bay to Paphos have notices up saying residents only but St. George's says non residents are welcome at their bar and beach. It's a much better place to swim than the sandy beach at the Helios Bay Hotel. Still very rocky but I was very grateful for it with the October swell and deeply appreciated being welcome there as a non-resident.
Part of the St. George Hotel resort (please see my separate review) this beach features a manmade rock barrier that allows the waves to be broken up further out enabling swimming in the ocean without being smashed by tides.
Crystal blue clear waters also provide the perfect setting for some snorkeling or scuba diving.
Visited first time when trying scuba diving. Lagoon behind the hotel is not easy to access with small metal ladders but great when you get in. Up to 5m deep in places, this place is full of fish. Went back twice as we enjoyed it so much. A bit hidden as behind St George Hotel, there is a bus stop on the main road, 5 mins walk up the hill. Great place. Nearby is memorial to General Grevas.
The beach is very small and would be crowded in peak season. There were a couple of boats and some jet skis there. Rocks had been used to form a type of swimming lagoon but it was rocky to walk into the water.
We were at the hotel so the beach was fine. Mainly rocly but has sunbeds on the grass for hotel guests only. A small sandy area with no chairs or umbrella. Great wave breaker making swimming comfortable and safe.
Beautiful to swim around there’s steps into the sea and the sea is clear and just lovely . No sand but great for a dip in cool refreshing clean waters
We have just returned from 11 nights at the Akteon. We heard about this before we left but we never expected it to be so good.
There is a small sandy beach, but the best access point for snorkeling is via the rocks and then using the ladder. Entry here is a little rocky, but it's deep enough that you can swim immediately, rather than walk out
The first few metres are shallow but very quickly drop off. The best time to see fish is about 5pm, although there water is crystal clear if you go down here at lunchtime (and there are fewer people).
You will see several different species of fish here, as well as crabs in the sea wall (and hermit crabs on the bottom if you are slow and steady in your movements)
The fish aren't tame, but if you allow yourself to drift, you will find that they will swim closer enough to you.
The deepest parts of the lagoon are a good 3m in depth, giving a nice opportunity for experienced snorkelers / divers, but there is enough to see at shallower depths if not.
We were so impressed, we were here about 8 out of the 11 days we stayed. Well worth a visit.
good easy access to this beach. Very rocky though but well protected and safe to swim, can get very busy. Water sports available
If you are looking for a place to swim very protected from the currents, this is a great spot.
There are few things to see if you snorkel but it isn’t the barrier reef so don’t expect masses but you get a good snorkel.
There is also a nice sandy beach.