Kaminaki Beach area – Corfu island – Greece
Kaminaki nestles at the foot of the olive and cypress-clad slopes of Corfu’s northeast headland. A hamlet of a few dozen dwellings, it is reached by a steep side road running down from the main coast road. Kaminaki has its own secluded pebble beach, which inclines gently down into the warm, blue-green water and is perfect for young children. A marvelous spot for exploring the coves and inlets of the northeast by boat, as it has its own jetty, Kaminaki also makes a good base for forays by car or on foot into the hills around Pantokrator and for exploring the many coves along this beautiful stretch of coast. Kaminaki has two tavernas and a minimarket, and watersport activities are available on Kaminaki beach.
Beach location: From the main northern Corfu highway, Kaminaki Beach is part of the Nissaki & Krouzeri cluster of beaches and best accessed from the Nissaki Beach Hotel complex. The road drops about 1 km from the main road to the beach, leading to a small, delightful bay with the different beaches joined by a cliff track that runs between them. Disabled access: There are excellent disabled access points from the Nissaki Beach Hotel complex and even non-residents tend to happily make use of theses facilities.
Car parking: “Bum” a place in the hotel car park or park on the roadside.
Food outlets/restaurants: A few tavernas and beach bars plus the hotel complex.
Sand/pebbles/shingle: Small white pebbles lead all the way into an attractive seascape.
Sunbeds/umbrellas: Yes. Showers: At the hotel complex (along with toilets).
Safe for children: Yes, most of the time. However, this is an exposed channel and the winds can whip the sea up from time to time. Watersports: Yes. Watersports and a diving school close to the hotel complex.
Main users: Tourists. Well cared for: Yes. Mooring for boats: No.
Next to quayside/harbour: No-These beaches are frequently visited by trip boats but they remain unobtrusive and the sea is clean. Storm drains/outlets into sea: Yes. At the Nissaki Beach complex. Natural shady areas: The path between the various beaches in this area has olive trees that can provide limited shade. Any other facilities: Nissaki Beach Hotel is a major accommodation and entertainment complex. Room hire and also villas to let in the vicinity.
Distance to main resorts: Corfu Town is about 25 km. Public transport: Buses travel the main road, from where you will need to walk. Otherwise, phone a taxi or use independent transport. Blue Flag: Yes.