Like all the Cyclades, Sifnos is a windswept island, but there is always a sheltered beach for swimming and safe harbour for sailboats. It is no wonder that the picturesque Cycladic Island is well preferred by sailors as a must- stop during their summer sailing trips or rallies.
The southwestern part of Vathy is a sandy beach (1400 m in legth) with shallow waters. For the more adventurous, Fikiada is a small sandy beach, 150 meters long, on the southern part of the island, offering a surprisingly beautiful sandy bay.
On the Southeast part, Platis Gialos is one of the busiest and biggest sandy beaches in Sifnos, well organized with umbrellas and sunbeds, blessed with clear blue waters. It is located in the south of the island and attracts most of the visitors, who can also enjoy afternoon meals and local delicacies by the sea.
Close to Panaghia Chrissopigi you will find a small pebbled beach as well as the beautiful Saoures, while slightly south from Kastro there is another small, 30 m.- long beach, with pebbles, called Seralia. Poulati is a rocky beach on the eastern side, near Kastro. To get there you need to take the road to Artemonas or enjoy a 20- minute walk along the path that leads from Kastro to the beach.
;Faros, in the southeast part of the island, is a fishing village surrounded by a number of beaches. Southeast of Faros and its sandy beach, sheltered in a small bay, we discover the lovely Fasolou beach , with shallow waters and clear sand.
Further on, we reach the rocky islet of Chryssopigi, with the white monastery on the tip of the rock, trademark of the island, that decorates all posters and personal photo shootings. During the summer, wedding ceremonies never stop, while there are few brides who opt for a transfer to the church on the traditional fishing boat, one of the most beautiful scenes that one can enjoy while being in the area
North of the island, Heronissos (a sandy beach aroung 200 meters long), may be the most remote in the whole island, but this fact adds extra value to the beautiful beach.