Ammolofi: One of the most exotic beaches in Greece, with fine white sand and refreshing emerald waters, west of the town of Nea Peramos. It is essentially a long stretch of coast with three successive beaches separated by rocks and surrounded by soft sand dunes. The middle one has the most amenities, with umbrellas, sun loungers, showers, and changing rooms, as well as opportunities for water sports. Every weekend it swarms with young people who party at the beach bars until late into the evening. For families and those seeking relative tranquillity, the eastern end is the best option. During the summer, there is a bus from Kavala that stops right by the beach.
Kalamitsa: A favourite beach of locals and especially young people, with coarse sand and dark green waters. It is very well run by the Municipality of Kavala, and has a number of amenities such as umbrellas, showers, changing rooms and sports facilities, while there are also bars, cafes and restaurants there. It is easy to get to either by car or public transport. It is well worth visiting if you choose one of the itineraries for Kavala.
Batis: A beautiful sandy beach stretching around a picturesque bay with blue-green waters, just 4 km west of Kavala. Part of an independent tourist resort with a campsite, it has good facilities, including inflatables and other water gear, a restaurant, beach and pool bars, and a children’s playground. There is a small charge to visit the beach, which is easy to get to, especially during the summer, when there is a bus service.
Nea Iraklitsa: A large, sandy beach with crystal-clear azure waters and good amenities including showers, changing rooms, and water sports, as well as beach bars, cafes and tavernas. It is especially popular with families, owing to its many facilities, but also because it is easy to get to (by car or the Nea Peramos bus). The breezes that keep the area cool also make it an ideal spot for windsurfing.
Ammoglossa: A popular beach with golden sand and exotic scenery, next to the village of Keramoti. Its name, which means ‘sand tongue’, comes from its unusual location on a strip of land poking out from a small pine forest into the deep blue sea. The beach has umbrellas, sunbeds, cafes, and bars, while the tavernas here are renowned for their seafood. It is especially popular with families, owing to its calm waters and ease of access.