Qeparo is a shingle beach with a soft, sandy surprise as you enter the water, a great pleasure for those tired of pebble beaches of the region!
Just after the wonderful bay of Panormi lies the small and quiet village of Qeparo with its pebble beach decorated with olive and orange trees. A large part of the beach is free, not occupied by beach umbrellas and parasols and that’s a big welcome. At some parts of the beach visitors can sit under shelters made from branches and thatch looking out over the sea towards the peaks of Corfu, just visible in the distance.
The beach is dotted with Albania's ubiquitous bunkers, some of the estimated 700,000 concrete epitaphs to Enver Hoxha's paranoid rule that are scattered across the country. The bunkers, here playfully painted with pink and blue polka dots, were intended to protect the country against attack from the west, but these days they are more commonly used by naughty Albanians looking for a secluded spot to make love not war. Sadly, not too many stand till this very day. It is preferred among families mostly because is a very quiet place and the restaurants and accommodations are family owned.
The beach of Qeparo is located 13 kilometers south of Himara, in front of the village of Qeparo. Driving the national road from the bay of Panormi towards Saranda after a couple of minutes the beach appears in front of us. It can be accessed by many point throughout the national road.
For those who seek quiet and space this is the perfect place as its is not that popular as other beaches.