Kamari beach is on the east coast of Santorini
with the airport to the north and Perissa
to the south. It's around 8km from the capital Fira
and that would usually be around 15 minutes in the car.
The main section of Kamari beach is well over a kilometre long but it actually continues on for over 4km all the way up to Monolithos beach so you can have a lovely long stroll along the water front if you want. It's also quite a wide beach, it's close to 50m deep in places but more commonly around 30m.
Kamari is made up of black sand, pebbles and some larger stones, this can make it uncomfortable to walk on the beach without some sort of footwear but that shouldn’t put you off, particularly as most of the islands beaches are like this.
As Kamari beach is just south of the airport you get good views of the planes coming and going. It's a well organised beach, in fact, it’s probably the most organised beach in Santorini. It has an almost endless supply of sun loungers set out in multiple large sections with up to 8 rows in places, there’s also a number of tavernas and restaurants along the full length of the beach as well as multiple water sports vendors and even a dive centre.
The beach can be quite rocky around the entrance to the sea and shelves steeply into the water so may not be the best for weak swimmers but as long as they are well supervised it should be fine.
Kamari has a large car park close to the southern end of the beach that can hold over 100 cars so no problem there, if you’re wanting to go to the northern end of the beach then you can walk along or simply park in the road behind the beach if there’s room. Kamari
village is also a popular place to stay so you can base your entire holiday here if you want to.