Best Beaches In Turkey

By: Ross Marchant

The Finest & Best Beaches in Turkey

When people think of grand beaches, they generally think of places like California, Florida or Hawaii, but they rarely think of a country like Turkey. Despite being under-publicised, Turkey offers a wide variety of beaches that stretch along the Mediterranean Sea.

Best Beaches in Turkey
Here are the top ten best beaches foud in Turkey.

1) Best Beaches in Turkey #1
Patara Beach

Patara Beach is the longest beach in the Mediterranean. One of the best beaches in the world and hailed by The Sunday Times as the best beach in the world. Backed by mountains and bordered by sand dunes, mimosa bushes and the large marshy area which once was the harbour of Patara, this 12km white sandy beach is part of a national park. Patara Beach is a beach located near the ancient Lycian city of Patara in Turkey, on the coast of the Turkish Riviera.

2) Oludeniz Beach
Oludeniz is Turkey's most famous beach. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine. The water here is an uncommonly crisp blue with a mountainous scenery, and a famously calm lagoon along the beach’s western stretch. There are good hotels to stay at, very good bars, water sports available, scuba diving and is surrounded with resorts. Oludeniz is located on the South-Western Turkey at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.

3) Olympos
If you are looking for a more romantic and relaxed atmosphere, then this is the beach for you. It is far more secluded and smaller than the other two beaches mentioned so far, and is backed by a forest, which is filled with Roman ruins.

4) Side (pronounced See-day)
White-sand beaches and only an hour away from the airport. Side is one of the most attractive resort towns on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Popular with tourists. There is a village and a beach filled with fine sand, as well as some Roman ruins to explore nearby.

5) Iztuzu Beach
Iztuzu Beach is 4.5km beach and located in a national conservation area. It is one of the last breeding places of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle in in Europe . It can only be reached by a 20 minute boat ride from the nearby town of Dalyan. There is a lot of beach, and the water is warm and shallow. Nearby, there are some cliff tombs you can explore as well.

6) Cleopatra's Beach (Alanya)
Alanya is one of the biggest resorts found in Turkey, and Cleopatra's beach is splendid and very popular. The beach and resort offer great accommodations, facilities and things to do. There is also an old fortress nearby.

7) Kemer
Kemer is a lovely seaside town located right on on the sea front. There are a number of small beaches you can visit, as well as many day-trip opportunities. Most of the beaches are made up of small pebbles, although there are a few with sandy beaches.

8) Bodrun
Bodrun is home to the original mausoleum, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also home to the Castle of St Peter, which used to be a crusader fortress but now serves as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The beaches in town are small, but many people visit them as an afterthought to sightseeing.

9) Pamucak Beach
Most of the beach is public, but on the south side there are some resorts. It is close to the Aqua Fantasy water park, and there is a small hotel where you can get refreshments and amenities. The water is pretty choppy, and there aren't any life guards, so be careful.

10) Sinop
Sinop has many fascinating things to see, and the beaches are small. Because the water comes from the Black SeaHealth Fitness Articles, it can be rather chilly too.

There you have it, 10 of the finest & best beaches in turkey. You will find the beaches of Turkey to be some of the most beautiful in the world. Each has something to offer and are a unique blend of history, natural wonder, and culinary variety.

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