Schinoussa is endowed with many beautiful beaches. Sandy or pebbly, they are all easily accessible, at distances requiring no more than 20 to 30 minutes on foot.
They are suitable for water sports (especially windsurfing) and spear gun fishing, while the coves on the southern and southeastern coast are considered good anchorages.
The nearby islets of Ofidoussa, Agrilos and Aspronissi have been designated as areas of particular natural beauty and are good for excursions and scuba diving.
Agios Vassilios: A beautiful beach at the end of Agios Vassilios peninsula. It is 110m long, with wonderful turquoise waters.
Aligaria 1: The first of three beaches in Aligaria bay is beautiful, with thin golden sand and transparent turquoise waters.
Aligaria 2 (Gagavi): The second of three beaches in Aligaria bay is smaller than the first –30m long, with transparent blue waters and small sea caves that offer shade.
Aligaria 3 (Kampos): The last of three beaches in Aligaria bay is rather small (40m long) and sandy, surrounded by rocks, with crystal-clear waters and an interesting seabed.
Almyros: This extended beach, 350m long, with golden sand, trees for shade and crystal-clear, shallow waters, is ideal for children and windsurfers –being exposed to northeasterly winds.
Ammoudaki tou Garbi: A tiny sandy beach, with crystal-clear waters, near Livadi beach. It is barren but suitable for quiet and seclusion.
Avlaki tou Papa: Small sandy beach without trees for shade near Psili Ammos, on Schinoussa’snortheastern side.
Bazeou: This is the continuation of Liolios beach, with a rocky stretch of coast in between.
Fidou: Sandy beach without trees for shade but with an inviting seabed and turquoise waters.
Fykio: A small, sandy beach, 30m long, with small trees and turquoise waters, on the island’s northeastern coast.
Gerolimionas: A tiny beach, about 15metres wide, its is a beautiful beach with sand and turquoise waters on the Gulf of Gerolimnionas on the western side of the island.
Lioliou: Located on the northeast part of the island, Lioliou is a sandy and rocky beach.
Livadi: Livadi Beach is located on the southwestern coast of the island and is just 850 meters from Chora (town).
Merssini / Piso Ammos: Beach with sand and trees, next to the harbor in Merssini. On the coast there are two cafes and restaurants with delicious and beautiful views to the sea.
Moli: An attractive, sandy beach without trees at the promontory of Agios Vassilios. Ideal for spear-gun fishing.
Psili Ammos: This is one of Schinoussa’s most attractive beaches, near the Messaria settlement.
Santorineiko: This is a superb sandy beach on the peninsula of Agios Vassilios, with a wonderful seabed.
Sifneiko: This is an isolated cove of wild beauty. A haunt of pirates in the days of old, it is now a popular anchorage for sailing boats.
Tholari: A small and quiet beach without shade near Livadi.
Tsigouri: This is Schinoussa’s most popular beach, located about 450m from Chora. It is 350m wide, shaded by tall tamarisk trees, sandy and with crystal-clear waters.