East of Naousa you will see Santa Maria which has particularly developed during the last years. It is only 2 km from Naousa and 12 km from Parikia. The beach, which in fact is divided in two smaller separate beaches, has nice, light colored sand and crystal clear sea. The first is commonly known as Santa Maria Camping and the second is about a kilometer beyond the first and is on the right side of the road.
Santa Maria beach offers a beautiful view of Naxos island. It is well organized with sun beds and umbrellas as well as beach bars.You can relax in the music sound of the beach bars and enjoy this beautiful view. It is an extended golden beach where have the opportunity to learn windsurfing, do many sea sports and diving. If you like snorkeling the sea bed is very good for underwater fishing. Moreover, if you simply like to watch and explore underwater life, the diving school will help you to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the sea life. A campsite is located behind the beaches and makes it really crowded during the high season of July and August.
Furthermore, the beach of Santa Maria can be reached by taxi, bus, car, motorbike or by excursion boats departing daily from the harbour of Naousa. Finally, accommodation of various kinds is available in the area and you will enjoy good food at the sea front taverns.