Acharavi beach is one of the biggest beaches in Corfu with approximately a 3km length. It comprises a mix of sand and shingle and its shallow waters that remain waist height for around fifty metres from the shore-line makes it ideal from small children and people who have difficulty swimming.
For the more adventurous, Acharavi beach is organised and fully equipped for water sports, games and scuba diving. Moreover, there are showers and sun-beds available for hire for a small charge. There are a number of tavernas nearby and the owners will let you use their toilets if you purchase a drink.
There are 2 lifeguards based on the Acharavi beach and a system of coloured flags is used to inform you of whether the sea is safe enough to swim in. Although Acharavi beach is generally considered a safe place to swim due to the shallow waters, strong currents can appear quite quickly so we advise you to take note of the colour of the flag flying, just to be on the safe side.
What makes Acharavi beach so unique is that although it is never too crowded and it can offer the much needed isolation some tourists crave, it is located in close proximity to the main town which means that all the necessary amenities, such as banks, post office, doctors and pharmacies are within walking distance.
Last but not least, the scenery is stunning. From west to east you can admire the neighbouring resort of Roda, the island of Erikousa, the breathtaking mountains of Albania and the resort of Almyros.