The beach was named after the Byzantine church of St. Paul. It is built on the beach, with stones from the surrounding area. It is dated that the 10th century was created by Saint John the Xenon, in honor of St. Paul, who, during his trip to Rome, stopped at this beach to greet Christians according to ecclesiastical tradition.

The beach is about 3 kilometers away from Agia Roumeli and 6 kilometers from Loutro Sfakion. It has thick silver sand, pebbles, and crystal clear waters. It is isolated from the rest of the world and the only way of access is either by boat or crossing one of the paths from Agia Roumeli, Agios Ioannis or Loutro. The easiest route is 50-60 minutes from Agia Roumeli, which is part of the E4 European path.

The beach is 1.5 km long. For those who want to be completely isolated from the rest of the visitors and hikers, they can choose the eastern pine of the beach in the pine forest.