Sidari Beach

Beach name: Sidari Beach
Location: Corfu island
Our rating: 3/5 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
Sidari Beach
Corfu island
  • Beach berm:
    Sand, Rock
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 2/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Hotel on the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking. Hard to park right on the beach, but there are several beaches around the area where campers can find space
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes: There are several little bays with small beaches around the area of Sidari and Perulades. Canal d' amour is the most famous one. The landscape with the soft rock erosion is very interesting and several little bays around sidari offer small swimming spaces for large crowds. The weather can turn sour in a hurry, so stay near the shore since large waves can overwhelm the little bays. The "Sidari beach" did not seem very clean to us although it wears the "blue flag". The best swimming spot around Sidari is the Sunset beach a little further west form Sidari.

    But it is a unique landscape with the soft, wind-sculpted rocks that is very attractive to explore. If it weren't for the huge crowds, and the hotels that hang right over the coves it would have been a very romantic place to spend the day swimming. In fact, I visited Sidari in the early 80's as a teenager and it was one of the most beautiful and unusual places, so I was not very happy to see how it was overdeveloped twenty years later with dozens of middle-size hotels that were built way too close to the beach.

    Whatever the case, and especially if you've never experienced Sidari as an out of the way quiet hippie beach, it's worth a visit if nothing else for the unique topography and sensuous wind-sculpted landscape.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by: Dean Whitham
    Beach Location Sidari
    Beach Name Canal d'amour
    Year Last_Visited 2000-2005
    rating 4=Very Good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV/ Camper Accessibility Campers explicitly forbidden
    Snorkeling Not very good for snorkeling
    Comments All in all a very relaxing beech with plenty to do, go and you will enjoy.

    Beach Report by Hollie
    Beach Location sidari
    Beach_Name canal d amour
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 4/5 = Very good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 3/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Campers explicitly forbidden
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments I went there in 2003 and im going back next year. I found the water cold but took an underwater camera and caught quite a few diffrent fish, the main beach in the town is better. We swam through the tunnel of love which was very memerable the access to the ceach is steep so would not reccomend for people less mobile. Overall a really good beach and i would reccomend for a vist but for a whole day the main beach is sidari is better with more ammenites.

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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