Mainly shingle, to suit all tastes…
There is a variety of beaches and coves with crystal clear waters. Sandy or shingle, secluded or much frequented, for nudists or not, with waterside traditional taverns or canteens, for snorkeling, underwater fishing or just swimming, with sun beds, umbrellas and sea sports, or just the sun and you. Some are easily reached by buses and taxis, others by private vehicles (cars and mopeds), and these -inaccessible to cars- are reached by boats, caiques or on foot.
The bus stop and the taxi rank are both at the quayside and from here you can journey out to the beach of your choice. The local bus service operates along the coastal road; it is pretty good, with buses running regularly, according to the time table which is displayed there.
Also available for hire are runabout boats from Panormos beach, equipped with outboard motors, ideal for exploring a long coastline, not readily accessible on foot, where are some beautiful, deserted coves; even the inhabited islet of Saint George, tucked in between Skopelos and Alonnissos. There is no more peaceful way of spending a day, than by taking a picnic lunch to your own private beach and share it with the seagulls.