The beach of Kokkinos Pirgos is a very long sandy beach, which starts here and extends for several kilometers to the southeast, till Kommos. This huge beach hosts several sea turtles (Caretta caretta), which nest their eggs here in the summer. Also the beach is open to the west winds.
The eastern part of the beach, from the port till the airport, is named Katalyki. Katalyki is a very well organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds, lifeguard and water sports. There is a seaside road running along the coast with many cafes and restaurants, making this popular for a drink. In the east of Katalyki there is a large marsh, which is one of the most important wetlands in Mesara plain, watered by Geropotamos River.