Level: Free shore access This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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Edon-Bina beach is one of the best snorkeling spots located near Ksamil, a very touristy seaside resort in southern Albania. Relatively remote, it allows enjoying its underwater world away from the crowds. Many fish, such as wrasse, seabream, blenny and damselfish, live on the cove’s rocky beds.
Edon-Bina beach is located about 4 kilometers north of Ksamil, along the peninsula. From the main road, along which parking is difficult, a path leads down to the beach. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach it on foot.
If you are a confident snorkeler, another option is to head to nearby Pasqyrave Beach (Mirror Beach). Its access is easier, and there is on-site parking. Get in the water from the beach, then follow the coast to the right for about 200m to reach Edon Bina. Halfway, you can explore the shallow surroundings of Pasqyrave Island.
On the beach, we are kindly disturbed by goats, who come to see if there is something to nibble on.
Get in the water directly from the beach, which is made up of sand and pebbles.
Snorkeling is good on both sides of the beach, along the rocks. Stay close to these, as the depth increases quite quickly as you move away from the shore.
The seabed is varied, offering small drop-offs, large pebbles, and stretches of sand. In places, the rocks are covered with red algae swayed by the waves. Black sponges are found here and there on the walls.
As often in Albania, the fish are quite small, apart from a few respectable-sized mullets. On the small pebble beds, you’ll have fun following the blennies and red mullet, sometimes encountering a small scorpionfish resting on the bottom.
Along the drop-offs, oxygenated by the waves, many ornate wrasse and rainbow wrasse can be spotted. Everywhere on the spot, the two-banded seabream, saddled seabream and damselfish abound.
There are generally no currents on this spot, which can however experience a little swell. The water is very clear.
Edon Bina beach has remained natural, with no facilities (no bar, umbrellas or beach beds).
These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
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Shallow rocky and grassy seabed
Level: Free shore access
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