The Koum Kapi beach is the beach of the seaside settlement located outside the eastern walls of the old town of Chania. It is one of the most tourist areas and attracts thousands of visitors who mainly visit it to walk, eat and drink. The sandy beach Koum Kapi of approximately one kilometer long, is to the east of the main pedestrian street of the port.
Koum Kapi beach was formerly the most popular beach for swimming. However, due to the contamination of the sea, some years ago, swimming here was banned.
In recent years, after the construction of a biological cleaning station, Koum Kapi beach has been cleared and according to the Municipal Enterprise for Water and Sewage of Chania, the water is now suitable for swimming. It is preferred by numerous locals who swim there, usually early in the morning.
Koum Kapi beach is not organized, but on the road just above it there are many cafes.