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.
Kefalos beach is a long and narrow beach on the south east of Kos. Kefalos beach runs from Kamari beach in the south to Agios Stefanos beach in the north. The beach is mainly sandy with some shingle. It’s popular but due to it’s length it doesn’t feel crowded.
The main beach of Kos town is actually a continuation of Lambi beach as it heads south and approaches the harbour. There are tons of sunbeds available to hire, 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 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 is a small sand beach with 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 summer, it’s great for kids, has multiple water sports vendors and the taverna serves hot food, snacks, drinks and ice creams with great views from above the beach.