Right in front of the castle, there is a lovely beach with crystal clear and shallow waters, ideal for little children.

West of the castle, there is another beach with pebbles and a rocky seabed suitable for snorkelling. 

About 300 meters East of the castle, there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, known as “Orthi Ammos” (“Standing Sand”),
named after the sand dunes you have to scramble down to reach the water.  The sea is crystal-clear and the bottom slopes down very gently.

About 200 meters West of the castle, there is a picturesque sandy beach, known by the locals  as well as those who spend their summer vacation in Frangocastello.