Paradise is a huge sandy beach on the south coast of Kos, it's busy throughout the summer, it’s great for kids, has multiple water sports vendors and the taverna serves hot food, snacks, drinks and ice creams with great views from above the beach.
Psalidi beach is found just east of Kos town on the coastal road that leads to the hot springs. It’s a long but fairly narrow shingle and pebble beach that fades to grass with some palm trees running along by the road, it has sun loungers and water sports.
Sunny beach is another one of the south coast beaches and sits in between Magic and Markos. Sunny beach is also known as Psilos Gremos. It's similar to the other beaches around it in that it has slightly coarse sand with the odd rocky area.
Tigaki is an enormous beach on the north coast of Kos, it’s located on the edge of Tigaki village which makes it incredibly popular all summer. It's sand underfoot and has all the facilities you might need including loungers, water sports and more.
Kardamena beach is at the southern end of Kardamena town on the south coast of Kos. It’s a large sandy beach which gets very popular, mainly with the younger crowd that are looking to party in the evening and recover on the beach in the day.
Kefalos beach is a long and narrow beach on the south east of Kos. Kefalos beach runs from Kamari beach in the south to Agios Stefanos beach in the north. The beach is mainly sandy with some shingle. It’s popular but due to it’s length it doesn’t feel crowded.
The main beach of Kos town is actually a continuation of Lambi beach as it heads south and approaches the harbour. There are tons of sunbeds available to hire, tavernas for refreshments, water sports and even beach parties in the evenings.
Lagada is one of the south coast beaches and neighbours both Paradise beach and Markos beach. It’s often referred to as banana beach but it’s signposted as Lagada. There’s minimal facilities but you can walk to other beaches if needed.
Agios Fokas beach is found on the south east corner of Kos, just east of Thermes beach. There isn’t much in the area other than some upscale beach front hotels with spas and large pools. At the beach there's a trendy beach club, loungers and kids play area.
Agios Stefanos Beach is mainly sand with a few pebbles scattered around. Right down the middle of the beach is the remains of the Basilica of Agios Stefanos which adds to the charm of the surroundings and is also a nice place to have a walk round.