Beaches - an important source of income for the municipalities in the Paphos district
In Cyprus all beaches are free, municipalities can only charge for equipment
- August 23, 2019 11:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Beaches have become an important source of income for the four municipalities in the Paphos district, which are raking in revenues from sunbed rentals and other seaside services. In Paphos, Peyia, Geroskiopou and Polis business is blooming.
For example, in Peyia in the last couple of years record income from the beaches was estimated at around 1 milion euros, announced the Municipality. Income from the beaches are vital to the municipality. There was also a record number of tourists visiting Cyprus, and this fact is obviously reflected in the amount of revenue. The cash comes from the rental of beach beds, umbrellas, kiosks and beach bars. There are three main organised public beaches in Peyia, the most popular of which is the blue flagged Coral Bay, which attracts thousands of visitors every summer. Around 800 to 900 sunbeds are operated by Peyia municipality where 50% of the beach must be left open to the public.
In Cyprus all beaches can be used for free, and municipalities can only charge for equipment. The local municipalities are also responsible for beach cleanliness and must also provide toilets, showers and changing rooms.
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