The tiny Ammoglossa beach is an interesting place in Lefkada island, offering shallow seabed and calm atmospheres for travellers near the capital. You will see that in Lefkada Ammoglossa beach is one of the less visited beaches, despite it is located near to the floating bridge of Agia Mavra, just a few meters from the entrance of the island. It can be a useful information that on some maps you can find this place as Αμμόγλωσσα in Greek language or Paralia Amoglossa.
- Coordinates: 38.847694, 20.720020
- Location: Lefkada 311 00, Greece
Where to find Ammoglossa beach in Lefkada
The access of Ammoglossa beach is very easy in Lefkada, because it is situated near the floating bridge of Agia Mavra, where the most travellers arrive to the island by car. If you plan your trip from the direction of Lefkada town, don’t drive onto the bridge, just drive straight on the road, and after 100 meters the road ends at Ammoglossa. Free parking is possible next to the road.
Travel guide with photos
The views of the beach are reminiscent of lagoons, because in Lefkada Ammoglossa beach (Αμμόγλωσσα) has shallow waters with emerald sea colours. The seabed is filled by coarse sand, and because of a shallow seabed sea temperatures are quite warm, it belongs to the warmest on the island. Ammoglossa is not organized, there can’be find lines of parasols or sunbeds, so you have to bring your own stuff.
Ammoglossa is visited usually just by a few visitors during the days of the summer, because most of the travellers spend their time by visiting Lefkada west beaches, but the beach is suitable for families even with smaller children.
From the coast you can see the thick walls of Agia Mavra castle (Κάστρο Αγίας Μαύρας), which is situated directly in front this place. Agia Mavra is the largest fort in Lefkada island, and belongs to the best attractions if you are interesting in historical sights.
In the north side of the beach, where a long stone wall can be seen, there were built three breakwaters by stones, which take care of a calm sea surface. At the breakwaters the actual weather conditions are often windy, so using your own parasol is not easy there. The breakwaters offer a great theme for photos, but the lagoon part of Ammoglossa is much better for a swim.
What to find near Ammoglossa beach
If you visit in Lefkada Ammoglossa (Αμμόγλωσσα), you can visit the other beaches of the area fast and easy. The nearest beach is known as Kastro beach (Παραλία Κάστρο), it is situated directly in the neighborhood, just a few meters away.
The continuation of Kastro beach is Gyra beach (Παραλία Γύρας), which is more than 2 kilometers long beach on the north side of Lefkada. After leaving Gyra you will meet the best kitesurf spot in Lefkada island, where the old windmills are. In the afternoons a dozens of kitesurfers sail with their kites on the sea, and make very interesting this area, known as Agios Ioannis.
The visitors of Ammoglossa beach can see some boats which arrives or leaves the port of Lefkada town, because the boats must wait when the floating bridge is open.
Amoglossa beach info
Known as: Ammoglossa, Αμμόγλωσσα, Amoglossa beach, Paralia Ammoglossa
- Coordinates: 38.847694, 20.720020
- 2 km north from Lefkada town
- Sea water color: blue
- Sand type: sand, pebbles
- Depth: normal
- Sea surface: usually calm
- Crowds: normal
- Facilities: –
- Other Information: in front of the beach you can see the medieval castle of Agia Mavra (Venetian fort of Lefkada)
- Accessibility: by car, on foot from Lefkada town
- short distance from Lefkada town
- easy access
- usually not crowded
- calm sea surface
- ship repair facilites in the area
- at the breakwaters the weather can be windy