A Tale of Two Beaches

Published 25th of August, 2018

When we visited Ayia Napa recently, we stumbled upon a designated dog beach. We know there is a similar one near Polis, so we thought we would compare the two. If you are a dog owner living in the Paphos region, prepare to get jealous...

Dog Friendly Beach


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...

So begins A Tale of Two Cities. An apt start to this blog too, as you shall see...

Anyway, first we find ourselves on the Paralimni coast. We were exploring the sea front near the green zone, when we came across this sign.

Snorkeling Permitted


There was another sign too. I preferred this one, though the Jack Russell has clearly misunderstood the purpose of the snorkel.

Nice Beach!


When we took this particular journey, I only had my 360° camera. I have taken stills from the footage, but if they look slightly distorted it is because they are actually part of a panoramic tour. There is a link to it below the blog, or you can click here.

Well Maintained


The first thing that struck me about the beach was how clean it was. I guess I was expecting to find those bizarre bags of poop tied to the spines of the parasols or something. You know, the kind of thing you can find walking through woodland in the UK. But no, it was all really clean. Not a poop bag or a Canine King Richard to be seen anywhere.

Happy Dogs


The second thing that struck me about the beach, was how happy all the dogs there were. They LOVED it. They were all well-behaved, and all the dog owners were obeying all the rules, without there being any attendant present.

I should point out, that we don't actually own a dog ourselves. I am normally against dogs on beaches (unless they are designated as dog beaches) because of the potential for stray poop and having a picnic invaded by a hungy hound. I only decided to write a blog about this subject because we chanced upon the beach. I have no ulterior motive.

That being said, I thought it was lovely to see the dogs having so much fun. It really was.

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