The island of Thassos has a number of excellent beaches to relax and have fun on, and although the more popular ones usually have all the required tourist amenities the beaches tend to have retained their natural loveliness and have not been ruined by crowds or infrastructure. The island is lush and there is often vegetation growing right down to the beach. Tripiti is known for its natural bathtub and a cave leading to the ocean; it is a big beach, quite far from the main town, and boasts rich marine life in its waters. Livadi is popular with campers and backpackers and is a protected cove. Makriammos is a beautiful, long, sandy beach and is a favourite for many - it is also home to some great mussels. Pefkari has bars, taverns and a small kiosk, and watersports include banana boat rides, jet-skiing and paragliding. The nudist beach of Paradise is one of the most beautiful on the island, as the name suggests. It is not exclusively a nudist beach but nudity is tolerated. The western beaches of the island are the calmest and Scala Potamia and Golden Beach are two of the best for small kids as they are sandy beaches, frequented by families, which have shallow and calm waters.