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Kamari beach guide Kos

Kos Kamari RS

Photo: Maria Dixon

Kamari is a major beach resort of the tourist village at Kefalos and gets a mixed response from visitors. Some find it a perfect family holiday destination while others find the beach area a bit of a disappointment. Kamari is the beach used by holidaymakers staying at the hillside resort of Kefalos both places are considered by tourists to be the same place.

Kamari is located about 40 kilometres from Kos Town near the western tip of Kos island. The five kilometre long beach at Kamari a mixture of sand and shingle. Access is easy and there are are any number of bars and tavernas backing the long Kamari beach.

Holiday visitors will find mostly shingle at the main harbour end of the beach, closest to the holiday resort of Kefalos that sits behind on the hillside.

Better sand is found further east with the best bits of sand are found where Kamaris blends into Agios Stefanos at the end of the shoreline.

Although this stretch of Kamari beach has been almost wholly commandeered by a large hotel complex there is still plenty of room for everyone.

There are other good stretches on Kamari beach and really, the beach so long that it never seems to get too crowded anywhere along its length. The water here is also notably cold so expect a refreshing dip.

The long beach at Kamari also gently shelves along the shoreline so it is very safe for children, although it can be a bit more dangerous further out where windsurfers and boats proliferate in the bay so children should be watched.

Some parts of the beach have steep banks of pebbles along the shoreline so getting in and out of the sea can prove difficult if you pick the wrong spot.

The resort of Kefalos on the hillside above and Kamari beach below are both backed by the rugged volcanic landscape that is typical of this end of Kos island.

As cycling on Kos has grown in popularity any number of bike rental outfits have sprung up to cater for the demand and its not unusual to see whole families out on a holiday jaunt to the beach .Cycling is a great way to discover the island of kos.

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