The "beach" in town, just to the S of the harbour, is really a thin line of scrub with some sand covered in dried seaweed; it offers no facilities and is not very appealing.
People swim and fish off a small rocky promontory that runs round the harbour. 1½ mls S of the resort is picturesque Lepeda Beach, with fine sand and shallow waters.
There are a few souvenir shops, some boutiques and shoe shops, better shopping to be had in Argostoli which is not too far away.
During the daytime the main activity is just relaxing on the beach. For history and culture visit the ruins of the ancient town of Pali at Palaeokastro or the Lakovatios Library, with its large historical book collection.
Nightlife in Lixouri consists of local tavernas and a bouzouki (traditional music) club.
There is a reasonable variety of tavernas and restaurants, and slightly cheaper than in Argostoli. Lixouri is famous locally for its ice cream, and the Thinia area to the north of the peninsula is known for its "Thiniatiko" red wine.