Gouvia and Kontokali resorts are close to Corfu town and their beaches can be your quick solution for a refreshing swim during the hot days, if you don't have much free time. The beaches are both pebble and rather small in length. In Gouvia there is a snack/beach bar on the beach but at Kontokali visitors have to make use of the Kontokali Bay Spa Hotel facilities.
Gouvia and Kontokali resorts are close to the Gouvia Yacht Marina , they actually circle the facility.
It is well worh taking a walk into the marina which is the biggest in Greece and during summer is visited by some of the world's most famous yachts.
The sea in this area is of normal depth but the bottom is very pebbly and there is often seaweed and grass. Water sports can be found at both beaches.
Public transportation with the blue bus from San Rocco Square will get you very close to both beaches for a ticket of approximately €1,50.