Many visitors have fallen under the spell of picture perfect Pissouri Bay, returning year after year. The beautiful bay, family-friendly beach, variety of places to eat and drink, visitor amenities and warm Cypriot welcome attract families, friends and couples alike.
The Blue Flag Beach
Attractions include reclining on a sunbed under parasol shade, and swimming in the bluest of seas. When snorkelling or sailing, keep an eye out for turtles in the clear waters – the beach is a turtle nesting site. Normally under cover of darkness aided by Pissouri Turtlewatch; count yourself very lucky if you witness a daytime hatching!
Handy beachfront cafés supply cooling drinks, leisurely lunches and quick snacks. If you love watersports, there’s plenty of choice – inflatable rides, waterskiing, pedalos, kayaks and jet skis, or take to the skies with a parasail over the bay. We particularly recommend Chris Watersports run by our friends Jeff and Mo. For the truly adventurous, book a flyboard lesson to jet-propel you above the waves.
Ramps give access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and a concrete path runs along the rear of the sands, allowing everyone to enjoy the delights of the beach. With free changing rooms, toilets and showers, plus lifeguard supervision in the summer months, you can happily spend the whole day there. The beach itself is a mixture of sand and pebbles.
For a tiny resort, Pissouri Bay packs in plenty of places to eat and drink, and things to do. As everything is within a short walk, the designated driver can have time off too. If you like to explore, that’s also easy – with local car hire in addition to the airport operators, and the Limassol-Paphos motorway only a 5-minute drive.
Pissouri Bay Photo Sphere
As a regular Pissouri visitor with his family, talented photographer James has created an impressive gallery of local artistic shots. He has kindly given permission for us to share this excellent 360 degree photo sphere of Pissouri Bay taken at Chris Watersports in late May.
Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Restaurants – Pissouri Bay
Pissouri Bay Café: regular visitors will find a change for 2023… open daily with food from from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. (cooked breakfast, pancakes, bagels, pastries, cakes, salads, sandwiches, burgers, mains, hot and cold coffees, juices, smoothies), a warm welcome whether you visit for the tasty food, wide choice of drinks including great cocktails – recommended!
The Bay Tree Bar: pub/bar – drinks, hearty pub-style dining offering a wide-ranging menu including dishes with a Scottish twist, pretty courtyard, also showing TV sports – new fav!
Pizza Venetto: friendly service, generous cheesy home-made pizzas, great value takeaways
Harmony by the Sea: new chef, fine dining international cuisine, daily specials, excellent service
Kastro: superior Cypriot restaurant in beautifully restored stone carob warehouses
Saffron: popular quality Indian restaurant, takeaways
Vineleaf Tavern: (refurbished after fire) mega-portions – feel free to share!
Yialos Tavern: fish specialities and fantastic bay views from the upstairs dining room
Artemis: dine under the vines at this traditional family-run Cypriot restaurant
Perry’s: attractive courtyard, extensive menu, ample portions, warm welcome
The Bay Chippy: takeaway fish, chips and burgers – cash only, open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays
Columbia Beach Resort: choose from Bacchus | Apollo | Cape Aspro | Atrium
Moon’s Vietnamese Kitchen: tailored menus for 4+ delivered to the villa and a monthly pop-up restaurant at the Vineleaf Tavern
Ammos: at Hylatio | Ampeli: at Ampelohori
Captain’s Bay | Agamemnon: beachside snacks
Amenities – Pissouri Bay
There are two minimarkets open from early till late – selling groceries, postcards, holiday supplies, international newspapers, Cypriot handicrafts, souvenirs, novels, maps, and guides.
Take PADI scuba diving courses for all abilities with Pissouri Bay Divers
Order bespoke hand-crafted jewellery from silversmith Gemma at Bay Jewellery
Browse the works of local artists displayed at Art at the Bay
Arrange high octane kite-surfing with Cyprus Wind
Hebe Spa at Columbia Resort: provides numerous pampering treatments
Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, reflexology or massage at Svetlana’s Hair and Nail Salon
Tarantos Car Rentals: (at Ampelohori) provides good local car hire
Perry’s Travel can organise trips within Cyprus or tours to Egypt
Pissouri Bay Café Bar: friendly service, great food, fantastic cocktails, Internet TV sports – football, cricket, tennis, rugby, F1, Moto GP
The Bay Tree Bar: (formerly The Grape and Grain, then Shelley’s) pub-style dining, including haggis, neeps and tatties to reflect the new owners, also showing TV sports, attractive outdoor courtyard
Pissouri Bay SUP: enjoy a different perspective of Pissouri Bay while stand-up paddleboarding
Bay Bikes n Boards: selling new and used gear for bikes and boards – motorcycle clothing, watersports equipment