What a day for a swim and lunch at Lara Bay….
September is here and slightly cooler now but still in the 30s of course but the humidity has gone and it is Sunday after all so what more could we want today but to spend time at the beach with our friends Jan and Keith.
Having been to the Akamas Peninsula quite a lot of time but never gone to Lara Bay I was really excited about going to see the turtle nests there. If you have never gone to the Akamas Peninsula it is definitely worth a visit for the beautiful scenery. Of course be prepared for a bit of a bumpy ride as it is all off road and most definitely not a smooth ride. Hold onto your hats!!
These photographs below are of the coastline we passed on the way to Lara Bay and as you can see it is beautiful and rugged – with the exception of the blue sky it often reminds me of the west coast of Scotland with its rugged look.
We finally got to Lara Bay and parked the cars – you can either park at the beach (which we did) or stop before the beach at the beach restaurant on the hill. Towels and umbrellas to the ready we headed to the beach for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water of the warm Mediterranean Sea. It is so peaceful here with very few people on the beach. So perfect.
We sat close to one of the turtle nest but unlucky for us there was no activity so didn’t manage to see a baby turtle head to the sea on this occasion – maybe one day if I can get the day right. See Cyprus Insider for lovely photographs taken in August of the turtles hatching and heading to the sea.
Time for a little snack at the restaurant where the views were amazing. As it was a Sunday the restaurant was full of Cypriot families having lunch and enjoying their time together. Some were having a celebration and the men were doing a bit of Greek Dancing. We were so pleased we had gone there.
Lara Bay and the surrounding area is definitely worth if you visit Cyprus. Our next venture to Lara Bay is next week when we are going to go out on a kayak with our friends. I’ve never tried kayaking before so should be fun – I hope – will of course have the life jacket on just in case. Watch this space ……….