With its coastlines throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean, Türkiye homes the best beach destinations in the world. Actually, it might be better to say for these coasts an excellent line that white beach sand and turquoise waters converge. There are endless reasons for a vacation on the beach in Türkiye. No wonder millions of beach-lovers flock to Türkiye to soak up the sun, sand and sea every year. We think they know very well what they are doing.
You are probably right now thinking about where to find the best beaches in Türkiye. Don’t worry. We’ve made a list that includes the best ones from Antalya Beach to Marmaris Beach in Türkiye to simplify your job. It will no longer be a complicated matter of holidays in Türkiye! Here we go!
Lara Beach, Antalya
Let's start with Türkiye’'s tourism paradise, Antalya! This fabulous city stretching along the Mediterranean Coast has hundreds of beaches. But, if you want to be close to the city center famous for nightlife, shopping options, bustling cafes, Lara Beach is just for you! Here, you can also engage in watersports or join a beach volleyball along with enjoying the warm waters and golden sands. You can also easily reach it from Antalya International Airport because of its central position. Now, all you need is to choose the best one among countless Antalya hotels that offer luxury and comfort together!
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Kabak Beach, Fethiye
If you’re a fan of paradisiacal beaches, you can be sure that Kabak Bay will offer you what you are looking for. This half-moon-shaped, pristine beach has succeeded to remain hidden from the flowing waters of the Mediterranean! In this place, surrounded by pine forests and mountains, white sands embrace turquoise and still waters. You need to walk through a steep and rough trail starting from the village of Kabak for a 30-minute walk. But its extraordinary natural atmosphere will totally be worth your effort.
Kaputaş Beach, Kaş
Kaputaş Beach, near Kalkan, might be one of the most beautiful on this list. Its breathtaking view and natural beauty adorn the covers of world-famous travel brochures. It is located between two steep and forested cliffs. You have to go down from the stairway that is quite long, starting from the top to reach there. Or you can join boat trips arranged either Kalkan or Kaş. While sunbathing on its blonde sand and enjoying turquoise waters, you will feel inside in such a special atmosphere.
Butterfly Valley, Ölüdeniz
Butterfly Valley on Türkiye’s Mediterranean coast, as its very name signifies, it is a beach that homes to plenty of butterfly species. At the same time, it is also frequented by people who feel free as far as butterflies. Most of its visitors consist of the camper, backpackers, or hippie. But here, there's a place big enough for everyone who wants to experience nature deeply. In this white-sand cove surrounded by steep rocks, be sure that you can catch the best tone of blue and green together. To access there, you can join boats coming from Ölüdeniz, Fethiye. You can also explore hidden waterfalls along hiking trails and take plenty of photos that are as impressive as postcard photos.
İçmeler Beach, Marmaris
İçmeler Beach, only 8 kilometers from Marmaris, is a precious seaside where you can experience both vibrant and tranquil holidays. Being surrounded by pine trees throughout the coastline adds its fresh atmosphere. It is also famous for its golden soft sands and clear waters. Imagine here you soak up the sun on the fine sands and plunge into the turquoise waters. It sounds exciting, right? If you desire a more bustling holiday, no worries. You can also spend your day here activating in watersports like parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, or hanging out at plenty of restaurants and fun beach bars.
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Cleopatra Beach, Alanya
The next route is Cleopatra Beach found right in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains! If you plan a more vibrant holiday, you will be fascinated by this beach in the city center of Alanya! The legend has it that its name comes from Queen Cleopatra because she loved this bay so much and has been coming here to swim during her Mediterranean voyages. Whether the story is true or not, it is a fact that it is a spectacular holiday place. With its fine white sands and transparent blue waters, it mesmerizes its visitors. In addition to sunbathing or swimming, there are also many options like hanging on beach bars, joining watersports, walking through the shops.
Çıralı Beach, Kemer
You can reach Çıralı Beach from Antalya in about one hour by car. To access there is a little hard because of the region's mountainous nature, but which means it is less crowded at the same time. This amazing beach is actually much more than a classic of sun, sand, sea! It not only offers a joyful opportunity for rest but also promises a mythologic experience. The eternal flame called the Chimera, and Olympos Ancient City that is home to the ruins of the Lycian civilization are must-see destinations nearby it. This critical seaside is famous also as a reproduction area for Caretta Caretta species sea turtles. If you go to the beach very early in the morning, you may even witness turtles hatching!
İztuzu Beach, Muğla
Another nesting place for turtles is İztuzu Beach. This beach, which is located in Muğla, Dalyan, is obvious evidence of nature's generosity! It has an exceptional beauty embracing the freshwater River Delta on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. Unlike other ones, it was preserved from huge hotels or resort facilities, through its coastline that reaches 4.5 kilometers. With its soft golden sands and shallow waters, it deserves to be definitely on your route list. Here you can even take boat trips throughout the river mouth to explore ancient archaeological ruins.
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Blue Lagoon, Ölüdeniz
Say hello to one of the most stunning beaches in the Aegean. Ölüdeniz Beach, otherwise known as Blue Lagoon, with its surrounding impressive coves, is almost a treasure from nature! It is possible to reach this treasure after a journey that takes about 20 minutes by car from Fethiye district. The best thing to do here seems like immediately renting a lounge chair, enjoying the sun and the tranquil waters when looking at the photo above. But there are much more. You can hire a paddleboard, engage in paragliding, watch the yachts moving at sea, or as much as you wish, hang out the bars. The choice is entirely yours!