At the end of the promenade with the tavernas is the start of the long Makrigialos sandy beach that runs all the way into the next village, Analipsi (1km to east).
A one kilometre long beach, with fine gold sand and shallow waters, lies right in front of the town of Makry Gialos. It is accredited with the blue flag and is considered to be one of the safest beaches for swimmers of all experience and children due to its soft and gently shelving.
It is an organised beach with sun-beds, umbrellas and most sea sports facilities. The beach is lined with a good variety of taverns to suit all tastes, the fishing port being the most picturesque part of the village.
If you go to the right part of the beach beside the harbour you will find a beautiful sheltered area with very shallow water suitable for children of all ages, even a 2 year old can walk out quite far in it as usually there is no waves or stones.
The village of Makrigialos has been expanding and growing for the lest few decades and nowadays there are plenty of hotels and other accommodations (apartments, studios, villas) in the area and excellent tavernas, restaurants and kafenions.