The beach of Ponti offers to its visitors coarse sand with shallow waters, and the best windsurfing options!
Ponti is well known as the center of windsurfers in Lefkada, because thousands of surfers arrive during summer months to the village. The special wind (called Eric) usually blows strongly in the large bay, providing excellent conditions for windsurfers, especially in the afternoons. If you are not interested in windsurf, and you would like only enjoy the beach, good to know that surfers sail far away from the main beach, they don’t endanger swimmers. For this reason Ponti beach is also good for swimming, enjoying the sun and relaxing.
The seabed is filled with coarse sand, and the emerald coloured sea is quite shallow here. That makes this place ideal for smaller children, but the families are a little further away, closer to Vasiliki village. Ponti beach is well organized, where parasols and sunbeds can be rented, and there are also some beach bars and taverns.
Behind the beach there are some facilities, where you can rent equipments for surfing. The beach is connected to the beach of Vasiliki, which is located on the east side of the bay.
If you visit Lefkada and you are interested in windsurfing, come to Ponti and local surf clubs will help you to learn the surf skills. You can meet here the windsurfer community and you can experience the atmosphere of this great sport. Welcome to Ponti, home of the wind ‘Eric’, and the nice views of the emerald Ionian Sea!
Guide to Ponti beach
Coordinates: 38.631836, 20.596920
40 km south from Lefkada town
Sea water color: blue, green
Sand type: sand, gravel
Sea surface: calm
Crowds: may crowded during high season
Facilities: bars, taverns, windsurf clubs
Other Information: windsurfing center of Lefkada
Accessibility: by car
- shallow and calm sea
- interesting area with windsurfers
- best windsurf area in Lefkada
- may windy
Ponti beach on map