Halikounas Beach

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Halikounas Beach is located at the northern end of a thin strip of land that separates Lake Korission from the sea on the southwest coast of the island. Sometimes known by the alternative name of Chalikounas, the beach is predominantly made up of yellow sand, though this does have a mixture of shingle along its three-kilometre length too.

The largest sand beach on this side of the island, one of its many draws is its unspoilt nature. This does mean there are fewer facilities in the immediate vicinity than other Corfu beaches. All the same, Halikounas Beach has a range of water sports available, with surfing and water-skiing gear for rent.

A wind that builds during the afternoon means the beach is often frequented by windsurfers and kite surfers as well as paragliders at this time of day. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be rented too.

The fact Halikounas Beach is difficult to reach without a private vehicle keeps the numbers of beachgoers low. Its southernmost end is the most secluded, and for that reason is often picked by nudists. The beach is accessible to those in wheelchairs thanks to ramps, while the sea remains shallow for several metres offshore.

Nearest town/city

Ágios Matthaíos

Nudist/naturist beach



  • Swimming/bathing
  • Kite surfing


  • Wheelchair accessible

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