Pefkoulia Beach

Beach name: Pefkoulia Beach
Our rating: 4/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Pefkoulia Beach
Lefkada island
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle
  • Water rating: 4/5 about
  • Access:
    Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, plus a long walk or climb

    As you look at hte photo on the left, notice the road that comes close to the beach at the far end. This part is where you can park, and where the restaurants are. If you start walking toward the north (bottom of the photo) you will be in a very large beach that's framed by pine trees. Many free campers set up their tents under the trees and spend weeks in Pefkoulia. This part of the beach is more quiet since the crowds tend to stay near the organized part, near the road.
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping. There is no way to get close to the beach.

  • Nude swimming is common at the northern end of the beach
  • Snorkeling:
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes:
    Nice beach a little to the north of Agios Nikitas, on the west coast of Lefkas. It is a popular spot of many Greeks for free camping. The north end of the beach is full of tents and make-shift camp grounds. Pefkoula is the first nice beach you will encounter as you drive on the west coast of Lefkada from the main city, and it's not a bad place to swim.

    Just south from Pefkoulia, the little village of Agios Nikitas has a more spectacular beach called Mylos. If you try to reach the more famous beaches of Kathisma, Porto Katsiki and Egremnoi, once you reach Pefkakia, you have another half or one hour of driving ahead, depending on how much traffic you will encounter right outside Ag. Nikitas village (usually too much in the summer).

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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