The big beach appropriately named The Long beach is situated on the waterfront in Kokkari. There are quite a few taverns right on the beach and plenty more nearby, the beach is very popular with windsurfers due to regular strong northern winds.
The beach consists of pebbles. As the beach is unsheltered from the northern winds its not uncommon to get quite big waves near the beach which is something to consider when travelling with children.
There are two smaller and equally nice beaches to the east of Kokkari, they are more sheltered and quieter. There is a tavern on the hill above the beaches, with a very nice view of the sea. It's an ideal venue for a long relaxing lunch.
Located in Kokkari, turn off the main road from Samos to Karlovassi.