Afandou beach is based at the edge of Afandou
village on the east coast of Rhodes
just south of Faliraki
and around 20km from the islands capital Rhodes Town
It's part of a huge section that stretches from Traganou beach
in the north down to Kolymbia beach
in the south which is around 6km in total. It's about 50m deep, give or take, along the whole length so there's loads of space and it never feels busy.
Most of Afandou beach is left clear with sections of sun loungers out the front of small tavernas or snack huts which are dotted at various locations along the beach so you can choose between organised or unorganised as you prefer.
Afandou is sandy at the rear but most of the beach and particularly around the waters edge is covered in stones so beach shoes might be a good idea.
There's water sports available at the northern end of the beach and boat hire at the southern end so it's good if you have teenagers in your group, get bored easily or want to explore the coast.
It's hard to recommend Afandou beach for young families as the stones make it uncomfortable to walk and play on and the water gets deep pretty quickly so you'd have to keep a close eye on weak swimmers when they're in the water.
There's a small road that runs along the back of most of Afandou beach which provides ample parking for visitors arriving by car.