When we visited Crete, we stayed in Kissamos in the northwest Chania region. The AirBnb that we stayed in was directly across from Telonio Beach. Convenient for us! The beach does have some rocks but it’s predominantly sandy. It’s located within a bay so the waters are warmer and mountains decorate the outskirts of the sea.
Conveniently located on the west side of the beach are some restaurants and bars to grab a quick lunch (Try the Cellar Tavern) or cocktails in the evenings to watch the sunsets.
Speaking of sunsets, Telonio Beach is #1 in that department. Check out how the entire world turned different colors as the day transformed into night!