The small village of Loutro is nestled in a small bay at the foot of the mountains. It's grown considerably since it was "discovered" by foreign visitors in the 1970s but retains a lot of charm. Part of the attraction is that it is not connected by road so you can only walk or take a boat to it. The beach is nothing great but the water of the bay is crystal clear, almost always very still and a pleasure to swim in.
If the beach is too cramped (it will be in summer, especially at weekends) you can always escape by walking (or taking a boat) to other less crowded beaches such as Sweetwater beach, Finix, Lykos or Marmara.
Type of beach: pebbles
Size of beach: the main beach is around 90m long. A second small beach (around 60m in length) is located to the East of the village.
Crowds: it's a small beach in the middle of a very popular resort and can get absolutely packed.
Winds: almost completely protected from all winds
Sunbeds and umbrellas cover most of the beach
Changing room: no
Safe for children: yes
No road so no car access. You can either walk to Loutro or take one of the ferries running along the South coast or a taxi boat from Hora Sfakion.
Lots of nice cafés and excellent tavernas right by the beach