Top 10 Best Beaches in Turkey
Do you think that you know all the best beaches in Turkey? Turkey has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. White sandy beaches stretch along the coastline of Turkey. Find out what the best beaches in Turkey are as chosen by the travel experts. (You will see the nearest town the beach after the dash).
Turkey’s Most Beautiful Beaches
Oludeniz (Ölüdeniz) – Fethiye
Oludeniz is Turkey’s most famous beach, and therefore in peak seasons, is the most crowded. You will first reach the blue waters of Belcekız beach after passing by the villages of Ovacık and Hisarönü, situated 14 kilometres from Fethiye. As you walk towards the right of the beach, you will see Turkey’s most photographed landmark Ölüdeniz Lagoon and Kumburnu Natural Park.
Patara – Gelemiş
Patara is the longest beach in the Mediterranean and was hailed by The Sunday Times as the best beach in the world. The beach has stunning beauty with its great landscape and the ancient site of Patara. It also hosts the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta).
Cleopatra Beach – Alanya
Alanya is one of the biggest resorts found in Turkey, and Cleopatra’s Beach is splendid and very popular. It is on the west side of the historical peninsula and on the seafront of the Damlatas Cave. It has the blue flag. This natural beach that is covered by rocks, it is famous with the story of Egypt Queen Cleopatra and Roman Emperor Antonius swam in here. The small cove that is known as Cleopatra that lies through the peninsula and existed with big stones. Its clarity is the quality of this beach. When you swim underwater, you can see fishes and other natural beauties. The beach and resorts offer great accommodations, facilities and things to do.
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Kaputas – Kaş
Kaputas is a small stunning beach. A fine pebble and shingle beach has clear, impossibly turquoise water. The beach is quite popular among visitors to the region due to its untouched natural beauty.
Alacati – Alaçatı
Alacati is one of the most upmarket locales on the Aegean coast. It is popular for its fine sandy beaches, mineral springs and unique wind conditions, making it a popular centre for kite-surfing, sailing and windsurfing.
Icmeler – Marmaris
Icmeler is surrounded on three sides by pine forests. If you enjoy water sports such as water skiing and diving, then Icmeler is the place for you, that is a huge plus. Take a boat trip to a nearby island, savor fresh seafood in a beachside cafe, or just soak up the sun.
Ilıca Beach – Çeşme
Pamucak – Selçuk
Iztuzu – Dalaman
Iztuzu is a national conservation area, nesting place for turtles, surrounded by pine covered hills. There is a lot of beach, and the water is warm and shallow. Nearby, there are some cliff tombs you can explore as well.
Altınkum – Çeşme
Altinkum literally means Golden Sand an appropriate description of the beautiful beach. With its 3km long beach, Altınkum is located south of Çeşme Peninsula and 10 km far from the centre. This beach which is closed to northern winds fascinates its visitors with its unique beach. Since Altınkum beach looks to the open sea, its water is colder than other beaches. It receives its name from the golden colour of its beach (Altın: gold) and it is one of the unique beaches of the World.
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