Golden Beach

Both a resort and the largest beach on the island, Golden Beach on the east coast is a sandy bay framed by spellbinding natural scenery.

The beach is three kilometres long and is fringed by a low-impact holiday community, which doesn’t spoil the views of the verdant hills close by, and the spectacular escarpment a couple of kilometres behind.

There’s a string of cafes and bars on Golden Beach, each offering a different deal for the sun loungers.

In some places a pair of loungers and parasol come with the price of a drink, but at other, quieter sections you’ll pay a little more (€5 for a day) and get attentive service.

As with Paradise Beach, Golden Beach has low rolling surf.

There’s lots of shallow water, but the currents can be too much for little ones on windy days.