Laganas beach is on the south east coast of Zakynthos
at the edge of Laganas
village. It’s around 10 km from the islands capital Zakynthos Town
and that would usually take about 15 minutes to drive.
The beach is sandy and absolutely huge, it’s only 15-25m deep along most of it’s length but it stretches for over 1.5km before merging into Kalamaki beach
Laganas is one of the more popular towns on the island, particularly as an 18-30 destination so as you might expect it’s that same demographic who are on the beach throughout the day. For that reason the tavernas are set up for the younger crowds with chill out or club music, plenty of alcohol flowing and even beach parties.
The sand is covered in rows and rows of sun loungers that are quite tightly packed in around the beach bars, water sports like ringos, jetskis, banana boats and many more will help to keep you entertained throughout the day and the more energetic amongst you can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball.
If you feel like exploring the areas coast at your own leisure then why not hire a canoe or pedalo, alternatively get a boat for an hour or two and have a more in depth look around. Another option is to get yourself on to an organised boat tour that can be booked right on the beach.
With soft sand and shallow waters Laganas beach is great for youngsters as they can safely play in the water or build sand castles on the soft sand. The shops near by sell bats and balls and other games so there’s no shortage of entertainment options for them.
Most people visiting Laganas beach will be staying in the area but if you want to come from further afield you’ll find some places to park at the rear of the beach where the roads meet the sand as well as roadside parking at the beach and in Laganas itself.