Markos beach is sandy and quite large with just a couple of rows of sun loungers, a snack hut and a taverna set back from the beach. There's no water sports but kids can play in the sand or shallows so it's great for families.
The main beach of Kos town is actually a continuation of Lambi beach as it heads south into the capital and approaches the harbour. There are tons of sunbeds available to hire, multiple tavernas for refreshments, water sports and even beach parties in the evenings.
Lagada is one of the south coast beaches and neighbours both Paradise beach and Markos beach. It’s often referred to as banana beach but it’s signposted as Lagada. There’s minimal facilities on the beach itself but you can walk to other beaches if needed.
Lambi beach lies just north of Kos Town. It's a popular beach with water sports and many other facilities.The beach is sand in the north but gets more and more pebbly as you go south and get closer to Kos Town, in places it can be rocky around the entrance.
Limnionas beach is a small sand beach with some shingle in some areas, particularly around the entrance to the sea. Limnionas has a single row of sunbeds available to hire but no water sports or other entertainment. It's a bit out of the way so never gets too busy.
Magic beach is on the south coast and sits between Exotic beach and Sunny beach. As you’d expect it has the same slightly coarse sand with some scattered rocks. On the beach there are a couple of rows of sunbeds with umbrellas to rent but no water sports.
Marmari beach is at the edge of Marmari town in Kos, it's a huge sand beach with all the amenities you could need including sunbeds to hire, water sports, wind and kite surfing, easy parking and plenty of tavernas, restaurants, shops and bars.
Mastichari Beach is situated along the edge of Mastichari village just 22 kilometres west of Kos Town. The beach is well organised and has no shortage of things to do with the windsurfing school being particularly popular and the waves make surfing great fun.
Paradise is a huge sandy beach on the south coast of Kos, it's busy throughout the tourist season, it’s great for kids, has multiple water sports vendors and the taverna serves hot food, snacks, drinks and ice creams and from it’s position on the hill you get good views.
Psalidi beach is found just east of Kos town on the main coastal road that leads to the hot springs. It’s a long but fairly narrow shingle and pebble beach that fades to grass with some palm trees running along by the road, it has sun loungers and water sports.