Kalamaki Beach – Corfu island – GREECE

Beach location: One of the most northerly beaches on Corfu, located between Kassiopi and Acharavi on the main coastal road. Watch for the massive, hand-painted road signs directing you to Kalamaki beach. These guide you to a steep, narrow track (fortunately quite short!) which, in turn, leads you to a pleasant, golden bay featuring hard-packed sand. Disabled access: Disabled access is good once you get onto the beach itself. The hard-packed sand facilitates wheelchair access. The access road down to Kalamaki beach however is very steep. Car parking: The car park accommodates at least 30 cars and is normally sufficient even in high season. Food outlets/restaurants: Beach bars and tavernas.

Sand/pebbles/shingle: Pure golden sand interspersed with a little grass in places.

Sunbeds/umbrellas: Yes. Showers: Yes, and there are also toilet facilities.

Safe for children: The sea here is shallow with only the slightest of swells. This, coupled with the pure sand environment makes it particularly suitable for children. Additionally, there is a lifeguard during the day. Watersports: Pedaloes and canoes only. Main users: Tourists Next to quayside/harbour: No.

Well cared for: Yes. More attention to litter collection would improve it further. Mooring for boats: No

Storm drains/outlets into sea: Storm drains.

Natural shady areas: The tree-lined hillside surrounding Kalamaki beach reduces the wind somewhat but, substantially, it is still exposed here. Any other facilities: Rooms to let nearby. Major apartment complex with swimming pool on beach. Distance to main resorts: 5 km to both Acharavi and Kassiopi.

Public transport: Bus service to the main road or phone for a taxi from either resort.

Blue Flag: Yes. Deserved, for one of the nicest golden sand beaches in northern Corfu.


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