One of Corfu’s longer runs of beach, Glyfada Beach can be found on the island’s west coast. Here low dunes and grasses slip down towards the sea before being halted in their progress by a depth of beautiful flat golden sand – a relatively rare occurrence on Corfu’s shingle-strewn beaches.
Generally attracting a younger crowd, it can be quite noisy and is not a beach to head to if searching for a secluded escape. However, a shallow entry into the Blue Flag certified waters means Glyfada Beach is also rightly popular with families.
Sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented without difficulty, while water sports are another option. There’s also a diving platform from where teenagers like to show off.
Beside the beach, visitors will find a good number of shops and taverna-style bars. They tend to shut up shop for the day come sunset, so there aren’t any major nightspots on Glyfada Beach itself. Those staying in the beach hotel and holiday lets on the surrounding hills should instead head to one of the nearby towns.
Despite its popularity, the majority of the beach’s visitors make use of the available bins, ensuring it remains clean.
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