Governor's Beach, Limassol

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Governor's Beach

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Governor's Beach is located in Cyprus
Governor's Beach
Governor's Beach
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°42′55″N 33°16′24.5″E / 34.71528°N 33.273472°E / 34.71528; 33.273472Coordinates: 34°42′55″N 33°16′24.5″E / 34.71528°N 33.273472°E / 34.71528; 33.273472
Country Cyprus
DistrictLimassol District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The Governor's Beach is located in the Limassol region. It is a 2 km shoreline, with sandy beaches, deep crystal waters and a blue flag waving. The area is unknown to most locals and tourists.[1]

Name Origin[edit]

The name Governor's Beach derives from a former British governor who spent much of his time sunning himself here, such were the onerous demands of high office.[2]

Location[edit]

The beach is about 40 km west of Larnaca and 30 km east of Limassol and well beyond the city tourist strip, but it is still popular enough to get a daily bus service. The beach lies down some steps well off the main Nicosia/Limasol highway at the bottom of white cliffs, which are in sharp contrast to the dark sand below that gets very hot in high summer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visit Cyprus with George". www.visitcyprus-withgeorge.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  2. ^ "Limassol Beaches". www.cyprus-beach-guide.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-28.