People in most parts of the planet are lucky if their entire country has a decent beach or two. There are enough citizens of the world who would be happy to even have a distant view of the ocean without traveling for several hours or a few days from their home to fulfill the wish to become one for a few hours with those great saltwater bodies. So when I explain to you that one of my favorite activities is to take a swim after work I am not trying to be obnoxious about how truly spoiled we are by our homeland but it remains a verified fact – living in paradise is pretty much as far as it gets from roughing it. It is a tough job sorting blessing after blessing out trying to decide which one deserves to be ranked higher than the other – let us call them all magnificent and be done with the rating so I can tell you how extraordinary this one has become.
The best part of the entire puzzle is that the beaches are very crowded on the weekends and rather than be inconvenienced by looking for a parking place we decide to catch a sunset swim in the Protaras area right after we are finished with our jobs during the weekdays. In other words, late evening beach days are more of an answer in practical planning. To some, it may sound like a decadent adventure to involve the beach in one’s regular after-work regimen. In our case it only makes sense based on the facts – one has to do what they can to utilize time most effectively, and when sand and sea happen to stumble into that problem-solving arena, it would be a sin to ignore them.
The number one spot is Konnos Bay – it is a unique location with a distinct personality as far as beach disposition is concerned. When i go in early Summer, there is not nearly as much of a crowd as is there is during the later part of tourist time, and that way I minimize the hassle and maximize the enjoyment. At around 18:30 there are still quite a few people on the beach but nothing close to peak time or weekends.