Many people consider Sougia to have one of the best beaches in the West of Crete. Though it's not a sandy beach (with exotic pink sand!) the relaxed atmosphere, the lack of crowds even in peak season and the beautiful sea more make up for this.
Type of beach: coarse sand / pebbles
Size of beach: 1.2 km
Crowds: it's a long wide beach that never feels crowded
Winds: generally not very windy
Sunbeds and umbrellas - in a few sections of the beach
Changing room - only a few
Shower - yes
Safe for children - generally not many waves but the sea drops quickly
Car parking - along the beach front
Nude beach: the eastern end of Sougia beachis clothing optional.
75 km (90 minutes) by car from Chania. A few daily public buses as well as a ferryboat along the coast.
Several cafés / snack bars near the beach as well as a great choice of good tavernas in the village
Best places to stay near Sougia beach