40 Top Corfu Beaches Guide

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Best Beaches in Corfu Island

Corfu boasts a diverse array of stunning beaches, ranging from bustling sandy shores to tranquil secluded spots.

Notable locations include Erimitis on the northeast coast and the picturesque beaches south of Palaiokastritsa on the northwest side.

The west coast features endless long sandy beaches, while the east coast offers tourist-friendly pebble beaches.

Many of these pristine beaches have earned blue flags for their crystal-clear waters.

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Best Corfu Beaches: The Complete List

Sorted by position, starting from northwest Corfu and moving counterclockwise around the island.

Corfu beach Chalikounas
Corfu beach Chalikounas

1- Sidari and Canal D`amour beach

Sidari, a spacious family-friendly sandy beach on the northwest coast, is well-organized and offers water sports and diving opportunities. It’s situated approximately 35 kilometers from Corfu town.

Sidari, Canal d’Amour
Sidari, Canal d’Amour

2- Peroulades and Loggas majestic beach

Loggas Beach in Peroulades is a sandy, unorganized, and narrow beach nestled in a majestic landscape on the northwest coast of Corfu, approximately 37km from the town.

Loggas in Peroulades Corfu
Loggas in Peroulades Corfu

3- Agios Stefanos

Agios Stefanos is a spacious, organized sandy beach tailored for families, situated 32 kilometers away at the northwestern tip of Corfu.

Agios Stefanos beach north Corfu
Agios Stefanos beach north Corfu

4- Porto Timoni beach

Porto Timoni is situated on the west side of Corfu, this unorganized beach with pebbles on both sides is approximately 30 kilometers from the town.

Porto timoni in northwest Corfu
Porto timoni in northwest Corfu

5- Agios Georgios of Pagoi

Agios Georgios is a spacious, organized sandy beach with water sports facilities, ideal for families. Situated in the northwest of Corfu, approximately 30 kilometers from Corfu town.

Agios Georgios north Corfu
Agios Georgios north Corfu

6- Beaches inside Paleokastritsa

On the northwest side of the island, Paleokastritsa showcases exceptional scenery and superb beaches with cool, crystal-clear waters, located approximately 25 kilometers from Corfu town.

Paleokastritsa from Lakones village
Paleokastritsa from Lakones village

Beaches inside paleokastritsa

  • Ampelaki Beach is the first on the line starting from West.
  • Agios Petros beach, very close to the first, inside the first cove.
  • Palaiokastritsa or Agios Spiridon, the central beach, in between the two capes. Voted inside the 10 best beaches in Corfu.
  • Alipa Beach, where there is a small harbor, is the Alipa port, suitable for small yachts, speed, and fishing boats. From this port, you can hire a boat to visit the neighboring isolated beaches and remote caves south of Paleokastritsa.
  • Platakia beach.
  • Agia Triada beach.
  • The beach of La Grotta, the easternmost. Opposite the beach of Liapades a couple of miles to the East.

7- The Beaches in the area between Paleokastritsa and Ermones

Explore seven secluded beaches featuring clear, emerald waters and a mix of sand and pebbles.

The untouched beaches of Liapades, Rovinia, Limni, Liniodoros, Paradise or Chomi, Stelari, and the small Stelari.

Accessible only by sea, these hidden gems are located to the south of Palaiokastritsa on the west side of the island, around 20 kilometers from Corfu town.

Visit Stelari Beach at Liapades
Visit Stelari Beach at Liapades

8- Rovinia beach

Rovinia beach is a remote and stunning beach, considered one of the most beautiful in Corfu.

Rovinia Beach Corfu
Rovinia Beach Corfu

9- Ermones

Ermones offers an organized shingle beach, perfect for families, located on the west coast and approximately 15 kilometers from the town.

Ermones Corfu
Ermones Corfu

10- Myrtiotissa Nudist Beach

Myrtiotissa is a sandy and partly organized beach, friendly to nudism, situated at the center of the west side of Corfu and approximately 16 kilometers from the town.

Mirtiotissa nudist beach
Mirtiotissa nudist beach

11- Glyfada Beach

Glyfada is an organized sandy beach with a cosmopolitan vibe and water sports facilities. Situated on the west coast of Corfu, just 15 kilometers from the town center.

Glyfada beach in Corfu
Glyfada beach in Corfu

12- Pelekas and Kontogialos Beach

Kontogialos is a family-friendly sandy beach with organized water sports. Located at the center of the west coast under the village of Pelekas, just 15km from town.

Kontogialos beach under Pelekas village
Kontogialos beach under Pelekas village

13- Gialiskari Beach

Gialiskari is nestled near Glyfada on the west coast, this remote sandy beach, approximately 15 km from Corfu town, remains natural and unorganized, providing a serene atmosphere.

Gialiskari Beach
Gialiskari Beach

14- Agios Gordios Beach

Agios Gordios is a family-friendly and well-organized sandy beach, ideal for water sports enthusiasts, lies south of Glyfada, only 15 km from Corfu. Easily accessible, it offers a perfect blend of fun and relaxation.

Agios Gordis with Ortholithi
Agios Gordis with Ortholithi

15- Vagonaki, Paramonas, Prasoudi, Kanouli, Gardiki, Alonaki

North of Chalikouna on the southwest coast, these small remote sandy beaches, about 16 km from the airport, offer an unorganized setting, perfect for those seeking a quiet and secluded seaside experience amidst a tranquil and natural environment.

We refer to Vagonaki, Paramonas, Prasoudi, Kanouli, Gardiki, and Alonaki beaches.

Corfu west coast from Paramonas
Corfu west coast from Paramonas

16- Chalikounas beach

In southwest Corfu, a semi-organized, expansive sandy beach, prone to wind, is a hotspot for paragliding and water sports enthusiasts. Located about 20 km from the town, it provides a vast expanse for outdoor activities and beach adventures.

The Sahara desert within the serene landscape of Corfu.

Chalikounas Beach
Chalikounas Beach

17- Issos Beach

Issos is a spacious sandy beach located in southwest Corfu, situated between Chalikounas and St. George. The distance from the town is approximately 20 km.

Corfu – Issos beach
Corfu – Issos beach

18- Saint George Beach South at Argyrades

Saint George Beach South at Argyrades is an organized, large sandy beach that is family-friendly and offers water sports. Located on the west coast, it is approximately 20 km from Corfu airport.

Saint George Beach
Saint George Beach

19- Marathias and Santa Barbara

Marathias and Santa Barbara are organized sandy beaches with water sports activities, situated on the west coast near the southern tip, approximately 30 km from the center of Corfu.

MarathiasBeach
Marathias Beach

20- Vitalades beach of Gardenos

The Beach of Gardenos is organized, large sandy beach with water sports facilities, situated in southern Corfu at a distance of 38km from the airport.

Gardenos beach at southwest Corfu
Gardenos Beach at southwest Corfu

21- Megali Lakka (Kanoula beach), or Agios Gordios of South

Megali Lakka is remote, non-organized sandy beach located approximately 44 km from Corfu town.

Megali Lakka Beach corfu
Megali Lakka Beach corfu

22- Megas Choros

Megas Choros is remote, non-organized sandy beach located in the southern part of the island, approximately 41 km from the town of Corfu.

Megas Choros beach
Megas Choros beach

23- Arkoudillas beach

Nestled between the southern capes of Arkoudillas and Asprokavos, this partially organized sandy beach offers a largely unspoiled area against a spectacular landscape. It’s located 44 km from the airport.

Arkoudilas cape beach
Arkoudilas cape

24- Kavos

Kavos is an organized, sandy, cosmopolitan, and youth-friendly resort located at the southeast tip of Corfu. The distance from the town is 45 km.

Beach at Kavos
Beach at Kavos

25- Messonghi

Messonghi is an organized sandy beach with a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the east coast, offering a variety of water sports. It is located approximately 20 km south of Corfu airport.

Messonghi Beach
Messonghi Beach

26- Moraitika

Moraitika is an organized sandy, cosmopolitan beach featuring a variety of water sports. Situated on the southeast coast of Corfu, it is located approximately 18 km from the airport.

Moraitika beach
Moraitika Beach

27- Beach at Agios Ioannis Peristeron

Agios Ioannis Peristeron is an organized shingle beach with water sports activities, located three kilometers south of Benitses and 15 km from Corfu town.

Agios Ioannis Peristeron
Agios Ioannis Peristeron

28- Benitses

Benitses is located on the east side of Corfu, this old tourist resort offers organized shingle beaches with water sports activities. It’s conveniently close to the town and only 8 miles from the airport.

Benitses Chontrakia Beach
Benitses Chontrakia Beach

29- Perama

Perama is an organized shingle beach with water sports, situated opposite the airport and Kanoni, approximately 8 miles from the town center.

Sea at Perama Corfu
Sea at Perama Corfu

30- Beaches in the Town of Corfu

Corfu Town is not considered the best place for swimming, as the beaches in the town can be a bit cramped and may not be the most kid-friendly.

Some of the smaller beaches in Corfu Town include Faliraki, The NAOK Facilities, Anemomylos, and Mon Repos Beach, among others.

31- Dassia

Dassia is an organized shingle beach with water sports, situated 8 km north of Corfu town on the east coast. The promontory now houses the Ikos hotel resorts.

Dassia beach Corfu
Dassia beach Corfu

32- Ipsos

Ipsos is an organized shingle beach with water sports, located 9 km north of Corfu town on the east coast.

Ipsos Beach
Ipsos Beach

33- Barbati and Nissaki

Barbati is an organized pebble beach with water sports, located just 12 km from Corfu town.

Barbati
Barbati

34- Kalami

Kalami in northeast Corfu, is an organized pebble beach featuring water sports and restaurants, conveniently situated just 29 km from the airport. It is the village where Lawrence Durrell and his family resided in the 1930s.

Kalami view from white house
Kalami view from the white house

35- Kouloura

In northeast Corfu, Kouloura round port, just 31 kilometers from the city, presents a picturesque landscape and convenient accessibility, offering a delightful destination for visitors.

Kouloura at Northeast
Kouloura at Northeast

 

36- Agios Stefanos of Sinies

In northeast Corfu, Agios Stefanos of Sinies port, just 34 kilometers from the city, is a hub for small yachts and fishing boats, catering to maritime enthusiasts and local fishermen.

Agios Stefanos Sinies
Agios Stefanos Sinies

37- Corfu Beaches of Erimitis area

Explore secluded shingle-strewn beaches of untamed beauty at the island’s northeast tip Erimitis, just 37 kilometers from the town.

Erimitis northern tip
Erimitis northern tip

38- Kassiopi

Kassiopi lies 38 km from Corfu airport, the island’s northeastern resort offers organized beaches, water sports, and diverse dining. Ideal for relaxation and recreation.

The port of Kassiopi
The port of Kassiopi

39- Acharavi

Acharavi is a vast, organized sandy beach with water sports awaits in the middle of Corfu’s north coast, 41km from the main town.

Beach at Acharavi
Beach at Acharavi

 

40- Roda

Roda is a well-equipped sandy beach with water sports awaits on the north coast of Corfu, just 38.5km from the airport.

Roda Beach
Roda Beach

 

Map with Corfu beaches

All Beaches in Corfu[infographic]
All Beaches in Corfu[infographic]

Wrapping Up

Corfu offers an extensive array of beaches, catering to swimming enthusiasts across the island.

While it’s challenging to encompass them all, the focus is on describing the largest and most renowned ones. Hidden gems abound in small coves on the east, north, and west sides of the island.

Sandy beaches dominate the west and north, while some secluded spots under Paleokastritsa are mainly pebbled.

The east side features predominantly pebble beaches due to calm waters, with sandy exceptions in areas like Messonghi and Alykes of Lefkimi.

Regardless of your location in Corfu, a diverse range of beaches awaits.

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