With a long stretch of white sand and clear water, Paradise Beach more than lives up to its name. The scenic splendor has made it one of the most popular beaches on the island, but it also attracts visitors because of a curious phenomenon. The sea creates water bubbles which rise up to the surface.
The beach is ideal for novice swimmers and families with young children. It shelves gradually and so the water is shallow for some distance. Get into the sea to feel the bubbles rising up around you. They are created by volcanic gases on the sea floor which originate from the volcano on the neighboring Nisvros Island. You may have to swim a little way out to experience them.
Energetic types can take part in a variety of watersports, including windsurfing and kayaking. Equipment rental is available on the beach. Children will love the floating waterpark, with inflatable climbing structures and slides. Bring a snorkel with you because there is a good chance of seeing lots of colorful fishes a little way offshore.
When you just want to relax, rent a sunbed and umbrella. There are lots to choose from, spread across the length and breadth of the beach. If you haven’t brought a picnic with you, enjoy a snack at the small beachside bar. This lively spot is often bustling with activity and music. For more substantial fare, dine on traditional Greek cuisine at one of the many bars and restaurants close to the beach.
Perhaps the best testament to Paradise Beach is how much the locals love it. It is a favorite weekend destination of groups from Kos Town and surrounding villages. Consequently, there can often be lots of people here, but with orderly rows of sunbeds that it doesn’t feel stressful.
Located just 20.5 miles (33 kilometers) from Kos Town, Paradise Beach is easily reached by bus, rental car or taxi.