Located to the West of Chania, Agia Marina is part of a long stretch of sandy beaches that runs from Stalos to Gerani. Stalos, Agia Marina and Platanias run into each other forming one long coastal strip and beach. It is the most developed tourist area in the Chania region.
Type of beach: a long and wide sandy beach
Size of beach: hard to say where Agia Marina starts and stops but the total length of beach of the 3 resorts is about 8km.
How busy: as it's the main tourist area of Chania it is busy but the beach is wide so it won't feel cramped.
Winds: open to the North so it will be affected by North winds (prevalent in summer) and can have waves on those days.
Sunbeds and umbrellas, a few cabins to change, showers, life guards, water sports
Safe for children: on quiet days the water is safe though it can drop quite quickly in parts. If it's windy you will get waves and sometimes currents so children need to be supervised (and adults should be careful too).
Car parking: free parking in a number of areas though it might get a bit tight in high season.
Chania is only 10 km away along the coastal road. There are plenty of regular buses from Chania.
A huge choice to cater for the large number of visitors. The beach is also lined up with beach cafeterias serving snacks and drinks.