Lara Bay on the Way !


Trip to Lara Bay …
I’d wanted to go and spend the day at the beautiful Lara Bay on the Akamas, ever since the brilliant Jimmy of Jimmy’s Jeep Adventures took me there earlier this year . So I asked my able assistant Mimi to drive me there so I could chill and get some shots and vids …

Lacking Adjectives
The stunning, to say the least, Lara Bay is a long stretch, about 1000 metres of golden sand, with a few pebbles here and there . It’s not too far into a dusty, rocky, bumpy road, just past Sea Rays Bar & Restaurant in St. George area, which I’ll call the gateway to the Akamas, and best attacked with a four wheel drive vehicle … a good 15 to 20 minutes off road, it’s desolate, quiet, tranquil, when we got there, there was only about 20 people on the beach, paradise …

National Park
As the whole area is national park, and a protected, there’s nothing like changing rooms and showers, umbrellas or beds and stuff like that but there is a restaurant up high to the left of the bay skirted by Palm Trees, we didn’t stop, maybe next time …

Turtles Hatching
Lara Bay, is of course the place where every year the wonderful Green Turtles and Caretta Caretta turtles come to lay there eggs during the summer months, May ’til August and about two months later, normally at midnight’ish the cute baby turtles hatch and slowly but surely make their way down to the sea … as you’ll see, there are little patches of circular cages, protecting where Turtles have laid their eggs, about 80 eggs in each hatch … apparently only once they reach 15 and then every two or three years … but always here !!!

4 Wheel Drive is Best !
It does get a bit worrying driving without 4 wheel drive . We stopped our little light saloon early and walked a bit, it was sandy but stony on getting into the sea, and a bit murky, but it looked sandier further to the right … any way many saloons that past us without 4 wheel drive, ended up being towed out … I reckon the locals must sit up high, watch you get stuck and take it in turns to earn a quick buck … good on them ha ha !

Stay Late
The sun sets into the sea like a big red doorknob right in front of you, so maybe stay late and watch it … if not stop off at Sea Rays on the way back for awesome munchies and regular entertainment …

Worth every Minute !
Now you could always go by boat and to that I highly recommend Wave Dancer coming out of Paphos Harbour … Naturally whichever transport you choose, its takes a little effort to get to Lara Bay, but trust me its worth every minute !

Paradise in Paradise !