Best Beaches in Rhodes

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Written By: Pavlos Inglesis

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.

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Rhodes has some impressive beaches on its eastern side, such as the famous Faliraki beach, Tsabika beach, along with the beautiful Lindos Bay and its surrounding sandy beaches of Agios Pavlos (St.Paul) beach and Agathi Beach.
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Though technically not really a beach but a small rocky bay with crystal clear waters “Anthony Quinn Bay” is one of the most visited beaches in Rhodes

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):

VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW

  • Which part of Rhodes has the best beaches:Β 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:Β 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.

1. Anthony Quinn Bay

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Anthony Quinn Bay has become worldwide known since the 60’s because the famous actor used to swim there while shooting “The Guns of Navarone” and finally bought land in the area

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2. Tsambika Beach

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Tsabika Beach is probably the most family friendly in Rhodes and it’s very long and wide covered with golden sand; there are lots of watersports for kids on the beach as well but expect to pay up to 20 euros for a pair of sunbeds and probably even more for a private cabana

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3. Agios Pavlos Beach

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Agios Pavlos beach has some of the clearest waters on the island and if you arrive before 11 am in the high season you will definitely be able to lie on a sunbed; the beach becomes very busy though during July and August

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4. Faliraki Beach

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Faliraki town is well known for its nightlife and shops but its beach is perfect (cheap sunbeds for around 5 euros is a plus too)

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5. Agathi Beach

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Agathi beach is my favourite beach in Rhodes with clear waters, lots of amenities around and beautiful golden sand

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6. Traganou Beach

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Traganou Beach is a very quiet family beach with pebbles and rounded rocks that gets deep quickly though

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7. Prasonissi Beach

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Prasonissi Beach is one of the most unique landscapes in Greece and basically a double beach with a windy one on the left and calm one on the right

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8. Afandou Beach

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Afandou is a massive quiet pebbly beach that gets deep quickly; you will be able to see lots of fish as it’s ideal for snorkelling

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9. Plakia Beach

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Plakias is a nice soft sand beach that is not that busy even in the high season

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10. Ladiko Beach

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Ladiko Beach is a small but very cute beach that can become very busy in the high season; make sure you park your car on the top of the e hill because it might difficult to find a spot close to the beach

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11. Lindos Beach

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Lindos Beach and the town are probably the hotspot of the island and chances are you will be staying close to it as the area has some of the best hotels in Rhodes

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12. Kallithea Beach

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Kallithea Beach is the only ticketed beach in Rhodes (4 euros entry ticket) but it’s very well worth it in my opinion as the facilities are very well maintained

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13. Elli Beach

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Elli Beach is basically the Rhodes Town beach and if you are coming to Rhodes on a cruise chances are you will visit it; the beach itself is long and wide with hundreds of sunbeds in several rows

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14. Glystra Beach

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Glystra Beach surroundings have completely been destroyed from the recent wildfires but the place is slowly coming alive again; this is one of the best wild beaches of the island

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15. Pefki Beach

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Pefki Beach is a lovely sandy beach with stunning sunsets in the afternoon

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16. Vlicha Beach

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Vlicah beach is a little gem with small pebbles and really nice waters

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17. Kathara Beach

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18. Kamiros Beach

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Kamiros Beach is the best beach on the north side of Rhodes with very cheap sunbeds (some are even free if you eat in the nearby tavernas) and pebbles on its surface

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19. Stegna Beach

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Stegna is a lovely beach but with a narrow and sometimes crowded road to get to

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20. Mandomata Beach (nudist)

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Mandomata is a very secluded nudist and gay-friendly beach with very calm waters and a few (rather expensive) sunbeds

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21. Fourni Beach

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Fourni is the second best beach on the north side of the island with a rock full of early Christian caves that are 2000 years old

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22. Gennadi Beach

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Gennadi is famous for its horse riding activities but it’s also a very long and wide pebbly beach which is perfect for those looking for a quiet beach away from the tourist crowds

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23. Lardos Beach

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Lardos is mainly used by the nearby hotels but it’s definitely one to visit

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24. Kalathos Beach

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Kalathos Beach is a wide pebbly beach with crystal clear waters and one of the most quiet on the island

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25. Kopria Beach

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Kopria is the 3rd best beach on the north side of the island and it is very well protected by the winds; if you arrive early in the morning you can also claim a free sunbed

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CONCLUSION

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).

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Pavlos Inglesis
Greek, born and raised in Athens. I have been to almost every greek island and pretty much in every region of mainland Greece. I have also been eating souvlaki and gyros since the 80s. I love being a dad to my 2 beautiful daughters and also taking great photos of the places I visit. This is my blog to help you out explore the places I have visited with my inside tips as a Greek, knowing the ins and outs of my country and culture. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section under the post you are interested in and I wIll try my best to respond asap.

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