island of Kos has many sandy beaches of which the northern ones
are more exposed to the wind. The majority of the island's
beaches are now exploited for tourism with easy access and
amenities. The main beaches for bathers are as follows:
In Kos town and its surrounding area, Nomikou - Barbagianni Beach with sand. This is an organized beach with umbrellas and deck chairs, water sports, restaurants and bars. Sandy Zouroudi Beach has umbrellas and deck chairs, water sports, a bar and loud music. The Yacht Club Beach with its fine sand has been awarded the EU's Blue Flag. Mylos Beach has fine, white sand and is another beach with the EU Blue Flag. There is a beach bar with loud music and bands frequently make live appearances here.
Lambi Beach starts off with stones but further on has fine sand. The water is normally choppy.
Karnagio is in a quiet location with fine sand and shallow waters.
Psalidi has stones and is ideal for spear gun fishing. There are restaurants and taverns.
Aghios Fokas beach is in a quiet location with black sand. The water gets deep suddenly.
Esperides Beach with coarse sand and pebbles is also quiet.
Thermes Beach is surrounded by craggy rocks and has deep water. There are hot spa springs there
On the northern side of the island is Tingaki Beach with white sand and
shallow waters awarded an EU Blue Flag. It has umbrellas and deck chairs,
water sports, restaurants, taverns and bars. It is ideal for wind-surfing.
Marmari Beach has fine sand and shallow waters too. Another holder of the EU Blue Flag one can find seaside taverns there.
Tam Tam beach just before Mastihari has fine sands. It has umbrellas, deck chairs, water sports and is ideal for wind-surfing.
At Limnionas Beach with its fine, white sand the water is usually choppy.
On the southern side of the island one can swim at Kardamena Beach with its fine sand and shallow waters. This is an organized beach with umbrellas and deck chairs, water sports, restaurants and bars. In the area of Kefalos one can find Sunny Beach, Marcos Beach and Paradise Beach all with fine, white sands. All are organized beaches with umbrellas and deck chairs, water sports, restaurants and bars.
In the same area is Camel Beach in a bay with rocks and white sand. There are seaside bars.
At Aghios Stefanos Beach the water is cold.
At Kamari the beach is covered with sand and rocks. There are water sports on offer and taverns.
Aghios Theologos beach with its white sands is ideal for spear gun fishing, unlike beaches in Santorini the beaches of Kos have golden sand like the Rhodes beaches and the Paros beaches or Naxos and the famous Mykonos beaches