Faliraki is a vast beach on the east coast of Rhodes
, it runs alongside Faliraki
village which is one of the most popular destinations on the island so the beach is also very popular.
It's roughly 12km from the islands capital
which is about a 20 minute drive, it's also easily accessible from other northern towns such as Ialyssos
The beach is made up of soft golden sand with some stones in places but they're easily avoided, there's board walks from the back of the beach down to the sun loungers and also between the rows of loungers which are very welcome as the sand can get quite hot in the peak of summer.
In total Faliraki beach stretches out for nearly 5km but this includes Kallithea beach
to the north which it merges into, even so it's a great option if you enjoy a stroll along the coast.
There's no shortage of amenities at Faliraki beach, there's multiple places to embark on some high octane water sports like banana boats, rings and other rides as well as parasailing, pedalos and boat trips.
If you like to keep active then there's an inflatable water park towards the south of the beach where you can run round, climb obstacles and slide into the sea. Also look out for one of the beach volleyball nets that are set up, there's a few along the beach, usually at the back behind the loungers.
There's several tavernas dotted along the coast here with some being trendy beach bars playing music and offering table service and others being more simple cafes so you can choose the option that you prefer.
Faliraki beach also has toilets, showers and changing cubicles at the rear of the beach so it really does have everything needed for a day at the beach.
If arriving by car then there's ample parking around Faliraki village and a few car parking areas at the rear of the beach, mainly at the southern end.