South West Pelion lies on the east coast of the Pagasetic Gulf.
The mountains has just a few trees, as you move souther the environment looks more like typical Greek Island with bare rocks and no trees. Pelion is a tourist attraction throughout the year: the mountain includes trails and sidewalks for walking within small and large beaches with sand or pebbles.
South West Pelion is the area of Pelion which is further away from Volos. There are frequently buses from Volos to most of the villages in that area.
There is a good variety of beaches on Pelion. The west side to the Pagasetic Gulf has smaller sandy beaches with calm waters.