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As you will have noticed from my other posts on Corfu, I am a bit mad on this beautiful Greek island! Corfu is such a underrated summer destination with so many incredible places to explore and, in my opinion, some of the best beaches in Greece.
When it comes to some of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu, there’s something for everyone, whether you prefer pebbles, sand, bustling resorts, or quiet, off-the-radar spots. Having visited Corfu seven times in the last nine years, I have explored dozens of beaches on the island and can confidently say the spots in this guide are my absolute favourite beaches to visit in Corfu.
Agios Spyridon Beach, Paleokastritsa
You’ll know from my travel guide to Corfu, that Paleokastritsa is my favourite place to stay on the island. If, like me, you love spending long lazy days on a beautiful beach, with a few great restaurants and tavernas close at hand, Paleo is a good place to start.
Although mostly pebbly, Agios Spyridon Beach is absolutely stunning. Looking out to sea, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been dropped in Thailand, as the luscious green cliffs that flank the beach part, serving up beautiful views. What’s more, you won’t need to venture far for lunch, as there are several lovely tavernas and restaurants located right on the beach, offering good value for money and excellent food.
With crystal clear waters and plenty of fish in the sheltered bay, Agios Spyridon Beach is the perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling. This is the main beach in Paleokastritsa, which means it get’s very busy during the peak summer months of July and August. However, the beach is less crowded in the shoulder seasons of May, June and September.
Ampelaki Beach & Agios Petros Beach, Paleokastritsa
The beautiful resort of Paleokastritsa is home to some of the best beaches in Corfu, including Ampelaki Beach and Agios Petros Beach. Both beaches are part shingle and part sand and tend to be a lot quieter than Agios Spyridon as they are a bit more tucked away, although they are equally as beautiful.
To get to Ampelaki Beach you need to take the path to the side of the Hotel Apollon in Paleokastritsa. Agios Petros beach can be reached from the car park across the road from the main beach of Agios Spyridon. Both beaches enjoy the shelter of the bay and surrounding cliffs, making for great swimming and snorkelling spots. You can hire sunlungers on Agios Petros Beach if required.
While there are fewer amenities on the beaches themselves, the restaurants, shops, tavernas and bars of Paleokastritsa are just a short walk away.
La Grotta Beach Bar, Paleokastritsa
La Grotta is a beach bar in Paleokastritsa that is set into the side of the cliff, offering amazing views across the bay. And while La Grotta Beach Bar isn’t actually a beach, it is the perfect place to spend the day sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling, so I naturally had to include it in my list of the best beaches in Corfu.
You’ll enjoy a relaxed vibe, with chill out lounge music playing throughout the day, with affordable bar food, excellent cocktails and the best of the day’s sun. We love spending the day relaxing at La Grotta and always make sure we visit while in Paleokastritsa. What’s more, La Grotta is open until the early hours of the morning and is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and some night swimming.
Agios Georgios Beach (North-West Corfu)
Agios Georgios Beach is long, sandy and surrounded by luscious green hills. The water here is shallow, warm and clear, so is great for swimming. There are plenty of tavernas and restaurants along the road opposite the beach, providing lots of choice for food and drinks throughout the day. As the beach is so long, it rarely feels busy or crowded, with lots of space to spread out. There are plenty of sunloungers available for hire, if needed.
The best view of this beach though is from the hillside to the left of the beach as you’re looking out to sea, where there is a stunning vista point with views stretching to the beautiful islands in the distance. The viewpoint is approx. 4.5km from the beach, so unless you fancy an energetic, uphill hike, you’ll need transport to reach the top as it’s quite a distance on foot along winding roads.
While admiring the view from the top of the mountain, don’t forget to buy some beautiful jewellery and artwork from friendly local artist, Kostas, who sits in the most stunning spot overlooking the view.
Logas Beach (The Sunset Beach), Peroulades
This beach is only accessible at low tide, so you need to keep an eye on tide times to ensure you don’t get stuck and have to swim back! When the tide is in you can still enjoy the sea from the rocks and a small beach to the left of the steps but when the tide goes out there are many coves revealed below the cliffs. Don’t be put off by the steep walk down to this beach, as it’s totally worth the walk back up. Not many people know about this beach, so it tends to be very quiet!
There are a couple of restaurants at Logas Beach, most notably 7th Heaven Café, from which the views out to sea are out of this world. This is one of our favourite spots to stop for lunch and we always enjoy a Pina Colada and Greek Salad overlooking the stunning cliffs and insanely turquoise sea. This is also a great place for an evening meal. True to its name, you’ll enjoy beautiful sunsets from his spot. Because of this, the restaurant is popular in the evening, so be sure to book.
Insider Tip – You can use the clay from the cliffs as a natural skin mask. You see lots of people doing it and it is very good for your skin. Slather yourself in it and wash it off in the sea.
Kalami Beach, Kalami
Kalami, a small, quiet resort in the north east of Corfu, is a popular spot due to it being the location of the Durrells home, also known as The White House. If you’ve not seen the British drama series, The Durrells, I highly recommend giving it a watch. Due to the popularity of this series, Kalami has seen a rise in tourists visiting in recent years. Despite this, Kalami still enjoys a laidback, peaceful atmosphere with a beautiful, albeit quiet small beach with a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops for refreshments. The water here is crystal clear and usually very calm due to the protection of the bay, so it’s a great spot for swimming and snorkelling.