Lara Bay

Published 30th of July, 2018

Lara Bay is a bit of an enigma. If you approach from the direction of Paphos and Coral Bay, on the main road, you may well end at the beach by Lara Bay Restaurant. Confusingly, this is not Lara Bay. So go back to the main track, and continue into the Akamas for a little while longer. The turtles await...

The Real Lara Bay

lara_bay_01

Unless you are in a 4x4 you probably won't see Lara Bay from this point. We got here by driving to the main car parking point and continuing down the bumpy track to the left. You definitely want to avoid the area in winter time, unless you are on foot, as the tracks can be a complete mud bath.

Car Parking Area

lara_bay_08

So let's behave ourselves and go back to the main car parking area. As you can see, you don't need a 4x4 to reach Lara Bay, though many people may prefer to travel in one. Also, make sure your doors are locked and don't leave any valuables in the car. This is not an idle warning. The other day, we had nearly €1600 of camera equipment pinched from a car we thought was fully locked (it turned out one of the doors didn't lock properly), and we were parked in a supermarket carpark in the centre of Paphos!

The Way To The Beach

lara_bay_09

Anyway, this is the main track down to the beach. The sand gets VERY hot, so don't try it barefoot in the summer. There is another track, and parking place, further down the bay, which is by an Information Point, but most people seemed to prefer this route.

PAY ATTENTION!!!

lara_bay_10

While we visited, we did see a couple of umbrellas, and a dog. But most people were adhering to the rules, which was nice to see.

Back To The Viewpoint

lara_bay_02

Before we descend to the beach, let's go back to that viewpoint we started from, and get a few more pictures...

Page 1 of 9

Related Blogs:

The Akamas By Car

Nothing beats exploring the Akamas by car. A decent 4x4 can take you to places you would never normally find on foot, and the aircon can be a real life-saver. Some routes into the Akamas are bumpier than others. In this blog take a relatively bump free route which would suite the more cautious amongst you.

Latest Blog Articles

Evretou is Cut Off!

Now that the Asprokremmos has well and truly overflowed, we thought we would pay another visit to our old friend Evretou. The abandoned village is sited on the banks of the reservoir of the same name, and until recently was a popular destination for weekend fishing fans. Now though, the waters have risen...

Asprokremmos Dam Revisited

The Asprokremmos Dam first started to overflow over a week ago. We filmed it at the time, but vowed to return once it had got into full swing...

Tsiknopempti Day Drive

A couple of weeks ago Cyprus celebrated Tskinopempti. Like a lot of Cypriot festivities, this involved social eating. We instead opted to go for a drive, as the sun was making an appearance and we wanted to see the sea...

Ezousa Washout

On our numerous visits to the dam over the last few days, we have also taken the opportunity to explore the countryside between the Asprokremmos and Polemi. How had the rains affected the Ezousa Valley? Was one of our hidden picnic areas still intact? Could I even get from Ezousa to Kallepia, like I had done on a previous blog? Would I rescue some German tourists? The short answers are badly, ish, no and yes. For a more in-depth discussion, read on.

Latest News Articles

Annual islandwide clean up to take place in April

For the seventh time, the environment commissioner and the volunteer network Together Cyprus are organising the cleanup campaign Let’s Do It! Cyprus – Clean up Cyprus, which will take place from April 2 to 7, with the main event taking place on Sunday April 7.

Tourism industry issues SOS, needs more workers

Stakeholders in the tourism industry sounded an SOS on Tuesday over the “dire” shortage in both skilled and unskilled workers with the summer season just around the corner.

Anastasiades uses bicommunal match to promote shared vision

President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday said that despite any differences with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, they both share a common vision for achieving lasting peace, stability and prosperous collaboration in the island.

The tulips are beginning to appear!

The tulips are beginning to appear in the tulip fields of Polemi. Don't rush to see them just yet though, as they are still a bit shy.