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Halikounas beach

Distance: 3.6 km
Estimated driving time: 10 min

Description

For families, for couples, for water sports enthusiasts, for nature lovers, for nudists, for hikers, for observers, and for wildlife photographers …

In the wider area of Agios Matthaios, between land and sea, there is the largest lagoon of the island, Korission lake. Most of the land strip that separates the sea from this lagoon is named Halikounas! This exceptional part of elongated land extends to the sea for 3 kilometers as a natural breakwater, protecting the lake's wetland from the waters of the Ionian Sea. Only at one point, in the southernmost part of this beach, there is a narrow opening, connecting the lake with the sea. Thus, Halikounas’ one side is the western bank of the Korission Lake, and the other is a huge sandy beach consisting of fine sand and sand dunes. It is a pristine and unspoiled beach, a great choice for several water sports, such as sailing, water skiing, (kite) surfing, SUP, kayaking, as well as for land and air sports such as motocross, fat bike and paragliding! Of course, you can also visit the beach of Halikounas for swimming, as part of it is organized with two removable beach bars, featuring sunbeds with umbrellas, hammocks, sea chairs, various snacks, juices and drinks. The blue waters of the beach are crystal clear, warm and shallow, deepening after quite a few meters. Halikounas beach is vast and is included in the protected areas around Korission lagoon (no construction permitted), so even during the peak season, you can enjoy privacy. After a certain point, some part of the beach is for nudists. For whatever reason, for swimming, water sports, hiking in the cedar forest, nudity, or enjoying the fresh fish and seafood of Korission lake, with your mate, your family, your friends or your group, don't miss the opportunity to visit Corfu's largest beach, Halikounas. Finding yourself facing the Adriatic Sea on one side and the somewhat exotic Korission lake on the other, you will be amazed by the beauty of the wild Nature!

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