Best family beaches in Chania

When traveling with kids, having access to facilities such as restrooms, showers, sunbed rentals, and nearby dining options can significantly enhance the beach experience. Family-friendly beaches in Chania often offer these amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable day for both parents and children.

These family-friendly beaches in the Chania region not only provide a safe and inviting environment for kids but also offer a range of conveniences for parents. With their calm waters, facilities, and picturesque settings, these beaches are perfect destinations for unforgettable family moments by the sea on the captivating island of Crete.

Marathi Beach

Marathi is a beautiful, sheltered bay with shallow, crystal-clear waters, making it an ideal spot for families. The beach offers sun loungers, tavernas serving delicious seafood, and ample space for kids to paddle and play. The calm bay ensures a relaxed environment for families to enjoy a day at the beach together.

Falassarna Beach

With its vast stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters, Falassarna is a haven for both sunbathers and watersports enthusiasts. This Blue Flag beach offers excellent facilities, including sunbeds and umbrellas, along with a backdrop of impressive sand dunes and ancient ruins, adding a touch of history to its natural beauty.

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Elafonisi Beach

Known for its pinkish sand and shallow, warm waters, Elafonissi is a postcard-perfect beach on the southwestern coast. The beach is adorned with small islets and sandbars, making it a wonderful spot for leisurely strolls and exploring. The vibrant colors of the sand, the shallow pools, and the clear sea create a stunning natural palette.
*Around 10 min walking from the parking spot.
** limited sunbeds

Agioi Apostoloi Beaches

Comprising three picturesque coves, Agioi Apostoloi beaches offer a family-friendly atmosphere. The shallow waters and soft sands make it an ideal spot for children to swim and play. Families can enjoy amenities like beachside playgrounds, water sports facilities, and tavernas serving delicious meals by the sea.

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Stavros Beach

Stavros Beach, famous for its appearance in the movie “Zorba the Greek,” boasts calm, shallow waters perfect for children. Families can enjoy the sheltered cove and the soft sand ideal for building sandcastles. The beach also offers tavernas and facilities nearby, ensuring a comfortable day out for families.
* Bring your own beach equipment or prepare yourselves to pay a very expensive sunbed set.

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