White Beach

White Beach

White Beach, like most beaches on Santorini, is a stretch of black pebbles enclosed by giant cliffs made up of beautiful white and pastel colors. The waters here are especially clear. Unlike the white sandy beaches on some islands that have dusty waters from residue, these pebble beaches have crystal clear waters. Due to it’s secluded location, this is a fairly quiet beach with less people than the more popular Red Beach nearby. Sometimes you may be the only person on the beach. The bright white rock formations and blue waters make it one of the most beautiful beaches on Santorini.

Most people here can be found sunbathing, strolling along the cove, swimming, or snorkeling. The very clear waters in this area make snorkeling a great activity. You’ll easily spend hours looking at the underwater life on this beach. No facilities are found here. If you need to use the bathroom, you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. There are no snack bars or vending machines on the White Beach either. Be sure to come prepared with some food and water bottles if you want to spend a longer day in this spot.

Some umbrellas and sunbeds are sprinkled on the beach for those wanting to lounge. Snagging one is a good idea since the larger pebbles make lounging on a beach towel somewhat uncomfortable. The pebbles are small enough that walking on them barefoot is not a problem. However, if it is a hot day, the pebbles can get toasty and shoes are recommended.

Out of all the beaches in this area of Santorini, this is a perfect spot for those travelers who desire a beautiful beach with a secluded location. Since it faces west, you will catch a sunset if you plan accordingly.

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