When the sun beams warmly and a breeze is blowing off the sea, a sandy beach beckons you for a day of relaxation and recreation. Fortunately, there are several options near Annabelle—just jump in a car and head up the coast. If you fancy a busy scene with lots of recreational amenities, stop at the municipal strand at Coral Bay. You’ll find row after row of sunbeds with umbrellas and a variety of watercraft for rent. At the entrance, the municipality offers a snack bar, a kiosk, a pool table, and a foosball table. For something more subdued, try the beach at Agios Giorgios. The beach lies in a protected cove, its shallow waters particularly suitable for families with young children. The harbour serves local fishers as well as the Pafos International Sailing Club, which welcomes visitors to join them on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:00—contact information is posted at the beachside café. Take a walk on the network of paths through the dunes and gaze at St. George’s Island. For something remote and relatively unscathed, head into the Akamas and visit the shore at Lara Bay. This area is a breeding ground for sea turtles and is protected: umbrellas and sunbeds are not allowed. Enjoy a swim in the crystalline waters and gaze at the rocky shoreline. Accessed by unpaved roads, the area nevertheless has two restaurants inland. You can also combine a visit to Lara Bay with a hike on the Avakas Gorge Trail.