Rhodes is one of the biggest and most diverse greek islands, with more than a hundred beaches. Each one of them has its own charm but you might be disappointed if you think you can visit all the best beaches in Rhodes during your holidays because they are literally scattered all over the island, so you are going to have to drive around a lot.
Most of the Rhodes beaches are reachable by the local buses but I highly recommend renting a car in Rhodes as the island is pretty big and you will be much more flexible if you have your own means of transportation (unless you just want to stay in your all inclusive hotel for the whole of your holidays, which also fine!).
I have to warn you though that some of the beautiful beaches of Rhodes have already been spoilt by the mega resorts and all-inclusive hotels and you may have to pay a lot to get a sunbed. I guess you can always put your own towels on the sand but let’s be honest, the whole experience is completely different.
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So, the best beaches in Rhodes are (in no particular order):
- Anthony Quinn Bay (Google Maps)
- Tsambika Beach (Google Maps)
- Agios Pavlos Beach (Google Maps)
- Faliraki Beach (Google Maps)
- Agathi Beach (Google Maps)
- Traganou Beach (Google Maps)
- Prasonissi Beach (Google Maps)
- Afandou Beach (Google Maps)
- Plakia Beach (Google Maps)
- Ladiko Beach (Google Maps)
- Lindos Beach (Google Maps)
- Kallithea Beach (Google Maps)
- Elli Beach (Google Maps)
- Glystra Beach (Google Maps)
- Pefki Beach (Google Maps)
- Vlicha Beach (Google Maps)
- Kamiros Beach (Google Maps)
- Stegna Beach (Google Maps)
- Mandomata Beach (Google Maps)
- Fournoi Beach (Google Maps)
- Gennadi Beach (Google Maps)
- Lardos Beach (Google Maps)
- Kalathos Beach (Google Maps)
- Kopria Beach (Google Maps)
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW
- Which part of Rhodes has the best beaches: undoubtedly the east side of Rhodes has the best and probably the most famous beaches of the island but Prasonissi beach which is in the most southern tip of Rhodes is a beach you should visit and experience if it is your first time in Rhodes
- Best Beach in Rhodes: many people consider Prasonissi the best beach in Rhodes because of its unique landscape (similar to Elafonisi or Balos beaches in Crete) but someone could argue that the long and wide Tsambika beach with its golden sand is probably better and more accessible; honestly, they are all very good in my opinion
- Best Beach for Families with kids in Rhodes: I believe that Tsambika, Agathi, Afandou and Lindos beaches are ideal for families because of all the amenities that are around and the beautiful golden sand that are covered with. As everywhere nowadays, you may have to pay for sunbeds and umbrellas (prices usually start from 10 euros per pair of sunbeds and 1 umbrella but they can go up to 50 euros for some of the most hyped and trendy beaches. Most of the well organized beaches in Rhodes, also have plenty of water sports that you can try as well.
- When can you actually swim at the beaches of Rhodes: you can swim whenever you feel comfortable, to be honest, but all beaches are at their best in June, July, August and September when the waters are very warm and the ambient temperatures are more than 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). Bear in mind that Rhodes beaches are very busy during the weekends of July and August though.
- Tickets: there are no tickets on any of the beaches in Rhodes (except from Kallithea beach) but you may have to pay for sunbeds and umbrellas; you can still bring your own sunbeds and umbrellas if you want though and nobody will say anything.
So, these are the Best Beaches in Rhodes. If you only have time for one or two beaches, let those be Tsambika or Agios Pavlos Beach. Both of them are extremely family friendly with beautiful golden sand, organized amenities and beach bars with fully equipped tavernas and beach bars. As you can see from the beach map of Rhodes at the top of this post, most of the Rhodes beaches are located on the eastern side of the island and if you actually rent a car you could probably visit more than one beach in a day (say Faliraki, Anthony Quinn Bay and Tsambika is something definitely doable in a day if you want to).