The north-west side of Corfu offers dramatic cliffs and lush vegetation, along with some of the best beaches in Corfu. Located in this area is the Canal d’Amour beach, one of the most famous spots on the island. Nearby Agios Stefanos beach, offers an entirely different experience. Our recommendations for the best beaches in north-west Corfu provide you with a variety of choices, allowing you to help find a destination perfectly suited to your requirements.
Canal D’amour, Best spot for a romantic experience
Canal D’Amour is a stunning and unique area, close to the main Sidari beach.The name, meaning the Channel of Love, comes from the belief that all couples who swim here will remain in love forever. This is a beautiful spot, consisting of unique rock formations, sheltered coves and crystal-clear waters. Due to the exceptional clarity of the sea water, this is a great spot to enjoy snorkelling or diving. The shallow waters also make it a safe spot to swim, although we don’t recommend visiting when wind speeds are high. There are several bus routes that will pass Canal D’amour, and the coves are accessible via several paths and steps.
Agios Georgios beach
Agios Georgio is a quiet resort, 35km north-west of the island’s capital. Here you will find a beautiful, sandy bay, which stretches over 5 km. It has been awarded blue flag status, meaning it is one of the cleanest and safest beaches on Corfu. The beach is a horse-shoe shape, and it’s set against a stunning backdrop of hills covered in pine trees. There are plenty of parasols and sunbeds available to hire, as well as a myriad of water sports facilities available for your entertainment. Should you feel peckish, there are a good choice of tavernas and restaurants, as well as several supermarkets and souvenir shops. This is the perfect place to visit for people of all ages, as there is something to suit everyone.
Porto Timoni beach for breathtaking natural beauty
Porto Timoni beach is a lesser known beach, just below Agios Georgios. There are actually two different beaches here, which are separated by a strip of land. The smaller one is called Limni, and the bigger one is Porto Timoni. Both beaches are made up of pebbles and rocks. This is a stunning location, surrounded by dense and verdant hills which contrasts with the fantastically clear blue sea. The beaches can be reached on foot from Afionas village, or by boat from the surrounding resorts. The hike down takes about 30-40 minutes, and we recommend that you wear appropriate footwear as the path is quite narrow and uneven in places. Despite this, it really is a trip worth making, as you will be rewarded by the natural beauty of the area. Make sure to come prepared, as there are no amenities on the beach. Both beaches are made up of pebbles and rocks, so it’s recommended that you bring something comfortable to sit on, such as towels or beach mats.
Agios Stefanos beach for naturits
Agios Stefanos, otherwise known as San Stefanos, is a small port located close to the village of Kassiopi, about 37km north east of Corfu Town. This beach is easily accessible, with parking available right on the beachfront. If you prefer to sunbathe with less clothes on, wander a little further up the beach, where you will find a naturist section. However, this beach is also suitable for families, as the water here is shallow, and the shore is composed of sand and shingle, making it great for young children. There are also parasols and sunbeds available to hire, but not so many that it looks overcrowded. Like Agios Georgios, there are a myriad of tavernas and restaurants to choose from, as well as many facilities providing water sports, from jet skiing to boat hire.