A helpful guide to the best beaches in Kos
The Which Greek Island Kos beach guide offers an in depth look at some of the best beaches in Kos. North coast, south coast, east or west, wherever you’re staying we’ll help you find the best beach for your needs.
Tourist beaches in Kos
Some of the most popular tourist beaches are those on the north coast close to the main tourist villages, so Tigaki beach, Marmari beach and Mastichari beach as well as Paradise beach on the south coast. On all of these you’ll find food and drink available from beach side tavernas as well as water sports to keep everyone entertained. They’re popular with holiday makers for a reason.
Secluded Kos Beaches
If you want to get away from the crowds then stay away from the beaches above and head down towards Kefalos where you’ll find beaches like Kamari, Kefalos, Magic and Limnionas. All of which have some facilities but don’t attract the tourists as much as the others on the island.
Picturesque Beaches in Kos
There’s no real stunning looking beaches like you find on other islands but Camel beach has a picturesque charm about the way it’s cut into the rock formations on either side. Another option is Agios Stefanos beach as it has views out to Kastri islet and the Basilica of Agios Stefanos overlooks the beach so it’s a special place to spend a few hours.
Sandy Kos Beaches
Kos has loads of sandy beaches, in fact, most of the islands beaches are sandy, it’s one of the reasons Kos is so popular. The best sandy beaches are probably those on the south coast around Paradise beach or those on the north coast up by Tigaki beach.
Pebble Beaches in Kos
For those that don’t like getting covered in sand or simply prefer a pebble beach head for the east coast, this is where you’ll find the shingle and pebble beach of Psalidi and the hot springs pebble beach of Thermes. Agios Fokas is also out that way and has grey sand, shingle and pebbles so could be an option too.
A filterable list of the top 19 Kos beaches
Our full Kos beach guide below shows all 19 of the main beaches on the island. If you already have an idea of the beaches you want to visit then you can click on the headings and be taken to a page that gives you the details about that beach, alternatively use the filters to get a list of beaches that would be ideal for your needs.
Filterable list of Beaches in Kos
Kos Hotel Search
Below is a map of Kos island, you can put in your dates and party size and then move the map around to find somewhere to stay close to the beaches that you want to visit. You simply then click on the price and it’ll take you to booking.com where you can book at the best possible price.
Kos Beach Map
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