Angali: The island’s largest beach stretches around the picturesque Vathi Bay and is surrounded by steep rocky hills. The soft white sand and translucent emerald waters are ideal for endless sunbathing and swimming or snorkelling. With no amenities, it is an ideal beach for lovers of tranquillity, while the tavernas in the nearby village have plenty of options for food and drink.
Livadi: This stunning beach with golden sand, tamarisk trees, and dark green waters is situated near the villages of Karavostasi and Livadi. It is especially popular with young people, as it has facilities for water sports and beach games, while during the meltemi season the strong winds make it a paradise for windsurfing. There is also a campsite nearby with a restaurant and a bar. The beach is accessible by boat from Angali or Karavostasi and on foot by a difficult path from Ano Meria.
Livadaki: A gorgeous and secluded beach tucked away at the back of a cove with small pebbles, white stone, and cooling blue waters. Surrounded by wide rocks that are good for exploring, its natural beauty attracts lots of people by boat from Angali. The more adventurous come on foot via two hiking trails that start at Ano Meria. Aspropounta Lighthouse is just a ten-minute walk away.
Saint Nicholas: Small and quiet, this is a beach with fine sand, clear green waters and tamarisk trees providing natural shade. It takes its name from the small church perched on the rock at one end (which can be reached via a path). A favourite spot for a beach party when the moon is full, it is accessible by boat (from Karavostasi or Angali) or on foot from Angali or Ano Meria. It is well worth visiting if you choose one of the itineraries for Folegandros.
Katergo: Considered the most spectacular beach on the island, it is also perhaps the most challenging, owing to the difficulty in getting here and its exposure to the sun. The pale grey shingle and limpid turquoise waters surrounded by high rocks create an exotic setting. The valuable iron ore hematite was once mined nearby and the name ‘Katergo’, meaning ‘hard labour’, suggests that this was no easy task. To enjoy the beach, come by boat from Karavostasi or along the path from Livadi.