We, probably like you, are very confused as to where and if we can take our dog to the beach. As per information in the internet, there was a law passed in 2003 mandating for the special area to be designated at each coastal area (Louma area in Famagusta, Softades in Larnaca, Tsierkezou in Limassol, Ahelia in Paphos and Mansoura in Kato Pyrgos Tyllirias Steratzia area), but it seems that the law was never implemented due to the opposition from the local authorities.

On 22 May 2013 the Central Commission of Beaches, which is responsible for designating the areas for dog beaches, has decided that, as of 31 December 2013, the only areas remaining for use was those in Ayia Thekla (Louma) and Kato Pyrgos (Steratzia). The one in Ayia Thekla was closed in 2017 as Ayia Napa Marina is being built in its place.

In 2014, the same Commission announced that additional beaches for dogs have been designated at (1) Spyros Beach south of Larnaca airport, (2) the beach northwest of Paphos airport in Acheleia and (3) Kampos tis Foinitzias off Neo Chorio in Paphos. These beaches are now officially open to dogs as from the day of relevant notice published in the government's gazette.

For quite a while Limassol was the only district without dog-friendly beach, but recently Monagroulli community council decided to designate a beach for dogs within its community boundaries.

And finally, in 2016 Paralimni municipality has decided to designate a small area for dog beach in Kapparis, which is the best beach for dogs in Cyprus so far!

Buddy at the beach