The beach of Ponti (Pondi) offers for visitors coarse sand, shallow waters, and the best windsurfing options in Lefkada! Ponti beach is almost the same as the beach of Vasiliki, because these places are situated directly next to each other. If you would like to see how to surfers are sailing on the sea, take a trip to this place.
- Coordinates: 38.631836, 20.596920
- Location: Lefkada Ponti, Πόντη Αγίου Πέτρου 310 82
- Where to stay: apartments in Lefkada with photos and reviews
About Ponti beach in Lefkada
Ponti beach is well known as a windsurfing center in Lefkada, because thousands of windsurfers arrive during summer months to the village. The special wind of the area, called Eric usually blows strongly in the large bay, and provide excellent conditions for windsurfers, especially in the afternoons. If you are not interested in windsurf, and you would like just enjoy the beach, good to know that surfers sail far away from the main beach, and they don’t endanger swimmers. For this reason Ponti beach is also good for swim, or just enjoy the hot Greek sun and relax.
The seabed of Ponti beach is primarily filled with coarse sand, and the emerald coloured sea is quite shallow here. These conditions make this place ideal for smaller children, but most of the families visit this beach a little further away, closer to Vasiliki village.
The entire area of Ponti beach is well organized, where parasols and sunbeds can be rented, and there are also some beach bars and taverns. The most famous of these restaurants next to Ponti beach are To Kyma (Vasiliki Wave) restaurant, Maistros Restaurant, Pondi Family Restaurant and Grand Nefeli beach bar.
If you visit Lefkada and you are interested in windsurfing, come to Ponti beach 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!
The nearist beach is Vasiliki beach on the east part of this area: some travellers and a few maps indicate the entire bay on that name. Vasiliki beach looks like almost the same as Ponti beach, just usually there are less windsurfers.
Where to stay in Vasiliki and in Ponti
Ponti a small resort in the southern side of Lefkada island, but due for its exceptional windsurfing options there can be find some studios and apartments for a holiday. The charming fishing village, Vasiliki is located just a 1 kilometer away, so the apartments and studios of Vasiliki and Ponti are usually merged on maps. On the streets there can be find some small supermarkets and souvenir stores, and of course restaurants and bars as well, so a holiday can be great here.
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Ponti beach info box
- 40 km south from Lefkada town
- Sea water color: blue, green
- Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles
- Depth: shallow
- Sea surface: calm
- Crowds: may crowded during high season
- Facilities: beach bars, taverns, windsurf clubs, parasols and sunbeds, showers
- Other Information: the primary windsurf center in Lefkada
- Accessibility: by car
- shallow sea
- interesting area with windsurfers
- best windsurf spot in Lefkada
- can be windy