The west coast of Rhodes is subject to shore winds and can be rough, but is a windsurfer’s paradise. The east coast is more sheltered with moderate winds. In this part you will find the best beaches of the island. Kalithea with its marvelous landscape attracts the younger people. Faliraki beach slopes gently (which is perfect for children) and virtually every water sport is available. A small bay at the extreme southern end of Faliraki is popular with nudists although, strictly speaking, nudism is illegal. Afandou is a fabulous long pebbly beach, busy at weekends, but deserted at the start/end of season. Tsambika, is for many the preffered beach with its long sandy coast. A long, deserted beach runs from Haraki and Vlicha Bay. From Pefkos starts an almost uninterrupted beach with fabulous spots like Glistra, Kiotari, Gennadi, Plimiri and finally Prassonissi at the extreme southwest end of the island.