Mirtos boasts one of the best beaches in the area, with ash-grey sand and clear water, just the place to dive in and enjoy the blue sea. One important advantage is that the area is not affected by the northwesterly meltemia and strong northerlies that blow on many beaches on the south coast of Crete, such as those near Ierapetra.
The main beach is right in front of the Mirtos tavernas and cafés, and stretches west, where it broadens out. Continuing even further west, you will find beaches where you can camp. There is also a magnificent beach at Tertsa village (4 km away).