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1. A nice golden beach full of facilities Kalifteri Beach

Kalifteri beach is located just outside the village of Afyssos in Pilio. Its clean and calm waters arecombined ideally with the thin golden sand. It is the best of the beaches in the area but Kalifteri is extremely crowded during summer since many people come from the nearby city of Volos. There is a very good beach bar that rents chairs and umbrellas but there is also space for people to bring their own or sit under the shade of a few tall trees. People can do various sea sports, such as water bike, water-ski or rent small sailers to go around the other beaches of the area. Despite the fact that it is crowded, Kalifteri is probably the best beach at the Pagasitikos gulf.

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2. A beach definitely worth visiting Stomio Beach

Stomio is a nice beach close to the village of Oxilithos on Evia Island. It’ a very long and wide beach full of small pebbles. The beach is so large that looks empty even at the most busiest days in summer. Its water is clean apart from some days that the waves bring some seaweed at the shore. The waters are quite deep and swimmers must be careful.
You can enjoy various summer sports in Stomio including beach soccer and beach volley or you can relax in the comfortable chairs under the umbrellas offered. During summer 2010, the umbrellas and chairs were offered for free to the customers of the cafeterias nearby. However, there is plenty of room to put your own umbrellas and chairs if you like. There are nice restaurants and bars in the area to enjoy your coffee and food after swimming. One of the attractions of this beach is the firth of a small but floatable river.
On the other hand, one of the cons of the beach, and the other beaches in the area in general, are the strong winds and waves during august that make swimming a bit hard in some cases. In general, Stomio is definitely worth visiting if you happen to be on Evia Island

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3. More famous for the facilities around it Brighton Beach

This long and wide beach in Brighton, UK, is one of the few beaches worth visiting in the UK. The beach is crowded during summer, weather permitted of course, mostly because of the facilities around it. The beach is full of medium sized pebbles and its waters are kind of grey, which might prevent someone from getting in.
There are basketball and beach volley courts at the beach that are very crowded on a sunny day. The area around the beach is full of restaurants and bars where one could have some food or drink with a view to the sea. At one side of the beach there is also a pier with amusements and games for young, and older, kids.

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4. A sandy French Riviera beach! Croisette Beach

This sandy beach is located at one of the best known cities of the French Riviera. It is full of thin golden sand, clean waters but gets very crowded during summer. There are numerous bars, cafeterias and luxurious hotels next to the beach offering chairs and umbrellas to their customers. The waterfront avenue is full of palm trees and is ideal for walks all day long. At the west side of the beach one can find the Palais des Festivals, the venue of the Cannes Film Festival and the venue of many conferences all year long.

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5. A nice and quiet beach Lagoudi Beach

Lagoudi is a quiet and isolated beach very close to the crowded Kalifteri beach. The waters are clean and warm as with the rest of the beaches in the Pagasitikos Gulf. There are no chairs and umbrellas so you have to bring your own if you want. There are no bars at the beach but the village of afyssos, at a walking distance from Lagoudi, offers a wide selection of restaurants and shops. In general, Lagoudi is a very nice quiet place for those seeking a place to relax and enjoy the sea.

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