North Cyprus has a varied coastline and amenities for swimmers: luxurious beaches of big hotels or remote ones behind wild dunes. The Northern and eastern shores of North Cyprus are lapped by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. All along the coastline are bays and beaches where swimming and sunbathing can take place the whole year round.
There is some beautiful coastline in the Kyrenia area and many different beaches to choose from. There are sandy beaches with many facilities or quieter more secluded beaches for those of you who want to be alone. Most beaches provide excellent conditions for swimming and snorkeling.
Famagusta has long been famous for its miles of sandy beaches. Some beaches are owned by hotels and have an entrance fee. There are various beaches with beach bars, sunshades and sun loungers. The beaches are safe with some great spots for swimming and snorkeling.
The beautiful Karpaz has miles and miles of empty sandy beaches.
Malibu Beach provides crystal clear water for good swimming. There is a snack bar and sun shades on the beach.
There is a stretch of coast known as the Golden Sands which is 5 miles of un-spoilt beaches and scenery. The Turtles use this beach in the summer for nesting.
There are signposts down to many beaches and there are cafes and picnic areas offering refreshments.
There are no official Nudist beaches on the island as nudism is not permitted in Northern Cyprus. Topless sunbathing on the beach is not frowned upon but you may attract some attention. It is a good idea to check this matter with the hotel reception.