The natural beauty of the beach is unique. However, the sand is so thin that strong winds are possible to create sandblasts and ruin your swim. So, check the weather forecast before visiting Kedrodasos.
Kedrodasos (i.e. cedar forest) is an amazing beach, located 76km southwest of Chania and 1km east of the famous Elafonissi lagoon. The beach is filled with juniper trees (mistakenly confused with cedars) and sanddunes, reminding of tropical Lebanese beaches. These are the small twisted junipers (juniper species are Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa and Juniperus phoenicea). If you ever visit the beach, you should note that the trees are very fragile and need respect.
The cedar grove covers a big area of about 110 acres and is a magnificent place. it is a wonderful choice for camping and a favorite beach for naturists. It is a very nice beach with white sand and some smooth and flat rocks in places. Fortunately, there are no facilities nearby, making this secluded beach, one of the latest untouched paradises in Europe. Moreover, since the beach is secluded, you should keep it clean and not littered.
Kedrodasos is one of the best beaches in Crete to go if you like to be close to nature! The beach doesn't have any special facilities you can find on a more organized beach, such as umbrellas, canteen, water sports etc. But is very very beautiful, with light blue waters and white sand and has a lot of cedar trees (that's how it got its name). Beware that the cedar trees are protected by Natura Program and it's illegal to free camp there although there are a lot of people doing that.