Kanapitsa Beach Skiathos

Kanapitsa Beach Skiathos

Kanapitsa Beach Skiathos by Demetris Nenes

About Kanapitsa Beach

Kanapitsa beach is a narrow sandy beach on the east coast of the Kalamaki peninsula in the south of Skiathos island, it’s just south of Tzaneria Beach and not far from Vromolimnos Beach either. It’s around 7km from the capital Skiathos Town which would take roughly 15 minutes to drive.

To get to Kanapitsa beach you can get the bus, jump off at stop 12 and take the 15 minute walk along the coastal road. Alternatively, you can use the water taxi that runs to and from Skiathos Town. If you have a hire car or quad bike then there’s a good sized car park so you can easily drive yourself there.

The beach itself is made up of slightly coarse sand and backed by pine trees, it’s set in a beautiful bay and is ok for kids as they can play in the shallows safely. The only problem is that the area is often windy so the waves might be a bit much for the very young or particularly weak swimmers.

Kanapitsa beach has a good selection of tourist facilities including a taverna for refreshments, sun beds and umbrellas to hire as well as water sports including pedalos, canoes, boat hire and other more high octane activities like wake boarding and water skiing. There’s also a beach volleyball net set up so if you and your friends need to burn off some energy you can have a game.

With Kanapitsa beach being quite narrow it can feel a bit tightly packed around the loungers and busy even though it’s not one of the most popular beaches, the northern end gets shaded quite early in the day due to the hills and trees behind so this is best avoided if you want to bask in the sunshine all day but can be a good option for those that don’t like to stay in the sun for too long.

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Sun Loungers
Family Friendly
Good for Families
Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach
Water Sports
Pedalo Hire
Boat Hire
Beach Sports
Beach Sports

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Where next?

Go to the Skiathos resort guide to find out about the towns and villages on the island.

Find out about the best beaches in Skiathos including their locations on the island.

Find something to keep you entertained with our Skiathos sight seeing guide.

Go to the main Skiathos guide to find out more about this lovely Aegean island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

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