2008 News Archive - Holidays - Cyprus dogs to use unique beach

01 02 2007

The breathtaking Mediterranean island of Cyprus will soon single out a beach specifically for dogs, representing the continuation of a strict policy to keep the coastline clean.

Dogs are currently banned from all beaches in Cyprus to ensure the pristine shoreline does not suffer from the inevitable consequences of free-roaming animals.

But it has now been decided that the yapping beasts will have their own little cove, where owners can take their dogs for some exercise on the beach and in the Mediterranean.

Citing the daily newspaper Phileleftheros, the Reuters news agency reports that officials are now searching for the perfect beach for the project.

They will hardly be short of options as Cyprus boasts a plethora of outstanding beaches that have been enjoyed by holidaymakers for decades.

The official tourism board observes that the island offers "some of Europe's cleanest beaches" and with 49 Blue Flag resorts it is difficult to argue with this claim.

Blue Flag status is only offered to beaches that meet strict requirements and last year's jury was extremely impressed with dozens of Cyprus' resorts.

Aside from its spectacular beaches, Cyprus also boasts imposing mountains, enormous forests and sublime valleys. Quaint villages and culturally-diverse cities also contribute to the worldwide appeal of this small but magnificent island.

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