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11 Top Corfu Beaches: Our Short List with the Best

Last updated on July 26th, 2022 at 11:19 am

The Top Corfu Beaches

Corfu is full of beautiful and large beaches. Their number is huge, so what can happen if your time in Corfu is limited? How can you visit them all? Simply you can’t.

Instead, you can visit the best of the best if you follow our instructions for the Top Corfu beaches that can be easily visited.

It’s worth noting here that these are the best beaches according to a poll that we run a couple of years ago on this site, so, these beaches are the best according to public opinion.

Therefore this guide is made by you for you.

We present only the absolute best beaches that Corfu offers and that you shouldn’t miss for any reason and help you to spend your limited time by getting the best out of it.

So, Let’s start our journey to the absolute Best Beaches in Corfu

1- Canal D`amour beach in Sidari

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

On the north and west coast of Corfu is Sidari, a long sandy stretch that leads to the famous Canal D’amour on its western part.

The Canal D`amour beach is a rocky formation ideal for romance as well as diving. It is equally good for young and older people.

It is located on the west side of Sidari beach and according to some people it belongs to Peroulades, but this dispute does not concern us.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the best beaches on the island. It’s been said that if you meet your lover between its rocks, your love with last forever. We never tried it to know if it’s true though! (profoundly not)
Sidari and Canal D'amour beach

2- Peroulades and Loggas majestic beach

Loggas in Peroulades Corfu
Loggas in Peroulades Corfu

The wonderful sandy beach of Loggas is below the cliffs, at the northern and western tip of the island.

From here you can see the famous sunset from the top of the cliff.

Loggas is the beach of Peroulades, it is a rare geological phenomenon with very steep tall rocks that give a sense of majesty.

It is a fully organized beach with water sports but is quite narrow. When the sea is rough is almost lost under the waves.

It is aimed at romantics because of the fabulous sunsets. Also good for the adventurous type of person.
See more about Peroulades and Loggas

3- Porto Timoni beach

Porto Timoni double beach at northwest Corfu
This is Porto Timoni, a unique double-sided beach in northwest Corfu

Porto Timoni is the famous double beach between the Gulf of Saint George of Pagoi and Afionas. The whole scene is a slimline land that connects Corfu with a small piece of land that otherwise would be an islet. A downside is that it is accessible only by the sea.

Still one of the best beaches for nature lovers, good for relaxing too.

4- The Beaches in Paleokastritsa

Paleokastritsa from Lakones village
Paleokastritsa from Lakones village

Palaiokastritsa has been called the jewel of Corfu. Set on several bays which are beaches, separated by small promontories.

Paleokastritsa has exceptional scenery along with superb beaches. The waters are cool and crystal clear, ideal for swimming and water sports. On most beaches, there are taxi boats, sunbeds, umbrellas, motorboats, and canoes for rent.

In the settlement`s area, there are seven beaches, separated by round-shaped capes.

On the headland farthest out to the sea is the beautiful monastery, still working and occupied by cat-loving monks, and containing the famous icon of the Virgin in its church. Τhere also exists and kept the skeleton of a whale that had been stranded years ago on the shores of the region.

The beaches you can enjoy inside Paleokastritsa are:

  • 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.
  • Beach of La Grotta, the easternmost. Opposite the beach of Liapades a couple of miles to the East.

The view from the village of Lakones on the hill above is stunning. Many visitors walk up the old donkey trail which goes between the two places, and some go on up into the hills above, exploring the inland villages of Krini and Makrades.
Read more about Palaiokastritsa

5- Rovinia beach

Best beaches in Corfu - Rovinia beach Corfu
Best beaches in Corfu – Rovinia beach Corfu

Rovinia beach is perhaps the most beautiful beach in this area and is located in the area of Liapades in western Corfu just south of the rocky shores of Paleokastritsa.

Small, remote, beautiful, and unspoiled, accessible from the sea and from the land through a small path with steps, about 600 meters long.

It is deserted, therefore not very crowded, with fine pebbles, little sand, and a turquoise crystal clear sea in a landscape of exceptional natural beauty, it could be a nudist beach.

The beach of Rovinia is a small petal-shaped beach, almost surrounded by tall rocks on both sides, rocks at its southern end creating a small but spectacular cave.

The waters here are crystal clear, fairly cold, and almost frozen, as well as in the whole area of Paleokastritsa, due to the cold streams from the Adriatic that end up on these coasts.

See more about Rovinia beach

6- Myrtiotissa Nudist Beach

Mirtiotissa nudist beach
Mirtiotissa nudist beach

Myrtiotissa, and this according to Durrells, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Also known as “the only beach on the island of Corfu where nudism is officially tolerated“.

It’s a nudist beach reached by a steep path or by the sea. A rather small sandy beach is difficult to spot that lay just north of Glyfada which is separated by a thin but high rock. Also one of the best beaches in Corfu.

No hotels, apartments, or restaurants are on the beach. So it remains natural and unspoiled by progress.

Located between the villages of Pelekas and Vatos. In an isolated place on the western coast of the island. About 13 km away from Corfu town.
See all about Mirtiotissa

7- Glyfada Beach

Glyfada beach in Corfu
Glyfada beach in Corfu

Glyfada is a very popular and busy beach in Corfu. A long sandy stretch is found on the island’s west side, opposite the town at a distance of about 15 km.

A cosmopolitan beach suitable for young, old, and people who love to meet new friends. Definitely one of the best Corfu beaches.

Buses from here go to Corfu Town, passing Aqualand, the largest water park on the island. Also going near the golf course in the Ropa Valley.
More about Glyfada

8- Agios Gordios Beach

Agios Gordis with Ortholithi
Agios Gordis with Ortholithi

The huge and very busy beach of Agios Gordios is a sandy beach that ends at a high rock called Ortholithi.

It s an alternative to Glyfada. A bit less cosmopolitan though but still good enough for young people and families and surely one of the best beaches in Corfu.

Agios Gordis has plenty of restaurants and small bars for nightlife too.

It is located almost at the center of the west side, it takes only 20 minutes by car to get there as it is located 15 km away from Corfu town.

It is the summer resort of the beautiful Sinarades village on the hills.
More about Agios Gordios

9- Chalikounas and Issos beaches

Chalikounas beach
Chalikounas beach

Probably, the best sandy beach in Corfu is called Chalikounas. Followed by Issos in the south.

Chalikounas is enormous, and endless, with variations in the landscape, a forest, and a lagoon behind the sand dunes. Above all, it is pristine – no hotels or uncontrolled tourist development.

This part of the island may remind you of the Sahara desert in Corfu.

Corfu - Issos beach
Corfu – Issos beach

Issos sandy large beach is in continuation and equally large and beautiful. It is considered among the best beaches in Corfu.

The beach has another access from the main road, just after the long straight road of Linia. We hope the place will always remain as it is today. Photos illustrate the uniqueness of the landscape.

These two huge sandy beaches together are more than 10 kilometers long. Golden sand and permanent waves make them ideal for surfing, windsurfing, and paragliding.

Luckily they are next to the lagoon of Korission, a protected area, along with the habitat. So there are no hotels or restaurants here.

If one is thirsty or wants to eat something, there is a simple bar on the beach.

Between Halikouna and Issos beaches, there is a cedar forest three kilometers in length. It starts at the end of the track of the sandy road in Chalikouna and finishes at Issos. There is a path through the cedar forest leading from Halikouna to Issos and vice versa.

Both Chalikounas and Issos are good for adventures. Depending on the weather, winds blow a bit stronger here and may not appeal to families.

Click to go to Chalikounas Take me to Issos

10- Saint George Beach South at Argyrades

Saint George Beach
Saint George Beach

Saint George in Argyrades before the ’90s was a beach of wild beauty when the roads that drive down there were unpaved between the towering dunes.

You could find your way to the beach only by following the smell and noise of the sea as it could not be seen yet.

Until you suddenly found yourself in front of the magnificent sea breaking over the pristine sandy beaches. Where there was almost nothing except your presence.

Today the landscape is completely different. With plenty of concrete development on one side and the sea on the other. It has lost the wild beauty that it used to have in the past.

It is still very pleasant and still among the best beaches though. Organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, and water sports. Visit it if you prefer the comforts of the shops and restaurants.Read more about St George

11- Marathias and Santa Barbara

Marathias Beach
Marathias Beach

Marathias and Santa Barbara to the south of Saint George. Two adjoining sandy beaches, about four kilometers long, make them a beautiful shore included in the top 10 beaches on the island.

Good for relaxing, families, and couples.

They can be reached by driving through Perivoli village and following the signs.

Nobody knows exactly where their boundaries are (the locals are still arguing about that!). But generally, the northern part is called Marathias and the southern Santa Barbara.

If you see a sign on the main road showing the way to Malta or Marta beach just remember that it is the same place with a different name used by the locals.

The beach is well organized, with many restaurants, and attracts many visitors. Although the parking area is quite small for all the people who drive down there.

Read more about Marathias

12- Beach of Gardenos at Vitalades

Gardenos beach at southwest Corfu
Gardenos beach at southwest Corfu

Then the beautiful large sandy beach of Gardenos at Vitalades.

Ideal beach for sand lovers, couples, and families too.

Gardenos beach is situated in the southwest end part of Corfu and is the beachside of the traditional village of Vitalades.

The distance from the town of Corfu is quite large, about 30 km but it is worth the drive.

The region took its name from a small river that flows in the middle of the beach.
Read more


The number of Corfu beaches is endless.

But among the beautiful will always be some which are on the top, these are the beaches above. And if you are going to be on this island only for a few days these are the Beaches that you should definitely visit.

See also 7 paradise beaches under Paleokastritsa, not included here.

And A full guide with all Corfu beaches

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