Kastro beach (Paralia Kastro, Παραλία Κάστρο) is located near to the pontoon bridge of Lefkada, in the north side of the island. Its access is very easy for visitors, because it is situated next to Lefkada town, and can be reached from two directions.

Kastro beach Lefkada town

Kastro beach location and access in Lefkada

This beach has very easy access in Lefkada island, because Kastro beach (Παραλία Κάστρο) is situated behind the lagoon of Lefkada town, just about 1,5 kilometer away from the capital. If you drive to the entrance of Lefkada island, don’t turn onto the metal floating bridge of Agia Mavra, just follow the road and go straight. Kastro beach is located only 300 meters away in the north from the floating bridge, directly next to Ammoglossa beach (Αμμόγλωσσα). The other option to access the beach is from the direction of Agios Ioannis / Gira beach, where you can park your car next to the road.

Kastro beach Lefkada, aerial drone photo

Photos and guide to Kastro beach

The area of Kastro beach (Παραλία Κάστρο) doesn’t belong the most beautiful places of Lefkada island, because in the background there is an old factory, which is unused and it looks like an abandoned hall. This building was a winery a few decades ago, but it lost its significance and now the building became a ruined facility.

Lefkada Kastro beach

Despite its surroundings, Kastro beach is quite good beach, where coarse sand and shallow water are awaing for visitors. Most parts of the beach are unorganized, but recent years there are sometimes a few parasols and sunbeds for rent.

Kastro beach Lefkada town

The seabed is filled here by coarse and by some pebbles, which qualities make Kastro beach suitable for smaller children near Lefkada town (Λευκάδα). The atmospheres of the beach are usually calm, it can be crowded only during high season weekends. Visitors come here sometimes on foot or by bicycle from Lefkada town, because this place is situated just one kilometer from the city centre.

Kastro beach buildings

Kastro beach (Παραλία Κάστρο) can be loved for its calm waters and for its turquoise sea colours, and don’t forget, it is the nearest beach among Lefkada beaches. The drawback of Kastro beach can be its location in Lefkada, because the winds are usually significant here.

Kastro beach Lefkada town

What to see near Kastro beach

There are some other interesting beaches near to Kastro beach, such as Ammoglossa beach in the east, which is famous for its breakwaters. Ammoglossa has a shallow and protected part, and can be recommended for children. The other beach nearby is Gira beach, with its 2 kilometers length everybody can find their place. The third beach of the are is the amazing Agios Ioannis beach in the west, where the windmills of Lefkada can be find. When the sun shines, the colours of Agios Ioannis beach looks like a Caribbean!

If you are interested in historical sights, you can visit Agia Mavra Fort (Κάστρο Αγίας Μαύρας) and Griva Castle (Κάστρο Γρίβα), which are next to the entrance of Lefkada.

Lefkada town Kastro beach

Where to stay near Kastro

Kastro beach

Kastro beach info

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.847173, 20.718409
2 km north from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: blue
Sand typeSand type: coarse sand, small pebbles
Beaches depth iconDepth: shallow
Waves Sea surface: usually calm
CrowdsCrowds: normal
Facilities on the beachFacilities: parasols / sunbeds in high season
InformationOther Information: –
AccessibilityAccessibility: by car, on foot from Lefkada town

+ Pros

  • short distance from Lefkada town
  • very easy access
  • shallow seabed

– Cons

  • abandonded industrial buildings in the area
  • can be windy

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