One of the most famous beaches around Paphos is Coral Bay, in the resort of the same name and it is found about 15-20 minutes west of Kato Paphos. Coral Bay is a long sandy beach especially popular with tourists. There is a regular bus service between Paphos Town and Coral Bay. The bay has sunbeds, water sports and more. Many boat trips from Paphos harbour anchor here too. Like many Cypriot beaches there are a selection of taverns near the beach where a Cyprus meze or freshly caught fish can be enjoyed.
Not far from Coral Bay is Ayios Georgios, which is best known for the small island that lies just off shore. It boasts a cliff top restaurant and a collection of small coves and lagoons suitable for a swim, and while there why not discover the nearby Peyia sea caves. This area with the caves and lagoons is suitable for divers or those that want to put on a snorkel and have a look under the ocean wave, as the area is known for its clear blue waters.
Another beach that is a must to visit if you are on holiday in Paphos is Lara Bay; famous for being the turtle beach located in the Akamas Peninsula. Lara Beach is home to a conservation project to protect the indigenous Green and Loggerhead Turtles. Lara beach is quite off the beaten track and you will need a 4x4 to reach it, however, this means that the beach can be quite peaceful, which has its bonuses.
Just a couple of kilometres East of Paphos is Yeroskipou Beach. This stretch of sandy beach offers sunbeds, and a small restaurant to grab a snack or refreshing drink on a long summers day. The beach has a shallow incline into the sea so is great for children too. There is also a small amusement park near the beach to keep the kids entertained.
Just east of Paphos, before you reach Pissouri is Aphrodite's Rock or Petra Tou Romiou which is known for being Aphrodite's birthplace. Although the beach is quite stony and the currents can be quite strong it is popular for tourists to swim here because of the legend associated with the beach.
As well as these main beaches, the Paphos district has plenty of other smaller beaches for you to enjoy during your stay on the holiday island of Cyprus. Many hotels and accommodation complexes have their own stretch of beach so there really is something for everyone.