As you enter Kardamyli, heading towards Kalamata, in the part of West Mani, you will come across a beautiful, white-pebbled beach with turquoise waters and a view of Mt. Taygetos that hears to the name of Ritsa beach.
This is a quiet and not-so-busy beach that is set up with umbrellas and sun lounges. Sea sports are possible (sea bike or canoe), although it is ideal for diving with a mask given that it has a very interesting ocean floor.
The famous Vyrou Gorge, one of the prettiest in West Mani, concludes at Ritsa beach.