Salaora Beach

Beach name: Salaora Beach
Our rating: 1/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Salaora Beach
Arta, Epiros
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle, shell
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 1/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Cantina/kiosk at the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
  • Snorkeling:
    Not very good for snorkeling
  • Notes:
    Salaora beach is the first beach you encounter when you reach the coast from Arta to Koronisia. It's a large beach lined completely with seashells, so collecting them is a favorite activity. The beach is popular with locals and it's a peaceful one. If you do go, don't neglect to drive a bit farther through the causeway that takes you to the Koronisia. The road is a joy to drive, being framed one the left by the waters of Logaro lagoon, and on the right with the Ambracian bay.

    The dirt road beyond Salaora beach separates Tsokalio lagoon from the Ambracian bay and would take you all the way to the mouth of Louros river (sorry there is no bridge to take you to Preveza across). The whole place is protected wetlands, rich in bird and other wildlife. Drive slowly and you are sure to see many different species of birds, especially in the Fall, including eagles, cormorants, and if you are lucky, flocks of pink flamingos.

    Tsokalio lagoon, the brackish water body behind Salaora beach is the nesting ground of the endangered silver pelican that you may see sometimes feeding near the dirt road or soaring above. The little homes you see in regular intervals as you drive on the dirt road are guard posts for the lagoon fisheries. Tsokalio lagoon, and the adjacent Logaro lagoon are leased by the government to the local coop of fishermen who manage the fisheries and share the labor and profits collaboratively. The guards won't bother tourists. They are there to make sure no one fishes in the lagoons.

    While Salaora beach is not a beach we would usually recommend for people to go out of their way to swim, the surrounding area is a hidden and understated gem for the wildlife and simple life it hosts.
RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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