Sun seekers can enjoy the canine-friendly Ayia Napa beach with their pets Photo: Getty Images
The off-lead paradise is the island's first where people and their pets can enjoy the sun and sea without upsetting other beachgoers.
Ayia Napa's mayor, Antonis Tsokkos, said: "It's a place primarily for dogs, not people, and we hope they have a nice time there."
Cyprus is the only state in Europe to formally ban pet dogs from beaches.
Mr Tsokkos said: "We had to meet an urgent request from the government to find an area for animals, councillors all agreed on a location last month and are very happy with it."
Local residents have been blamed for a spate of dog poisonings that have seen eight dogs die on the small island this year.
In June a 50-year-old man and his dog were killed in Paphos after arguing with another resident who was angry at the dog's presence on the beach. As the man was walking away with his dog, the second man jumped into his car and ran them over, killing both instantly.
George Perdikis of Cyprus' Green party said: "There is a lot of hostility towards dogs on this island and it's part of a mentality that goes back years. Very often you'll see fights erupt between people who take their little dogs to beaches and other residents who just can't stand them being there."
Dogs get beach of their own in Cyprus - Telegraph