The 10 best beaches in Turkey
Did you know that Turkey has the world’s most beautiful beaches? Every year millions of tourists from all over the world come here to for sunbathe, swim and have a good time.
Kaputaj / Kaş, Antalya
As we pass through the mountain road, there is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with turquoise colored waters and white sandy beach between the steep cliffs. You will not want to leave the water because the sea is very refreshing as a result of the water flowing under the ground, filtered through the sand. The deep Canyon known as The Kaputas Bosphorus is 6 km from Kalkan.
Butterfly Valley / Oludeniz, Muğla
The valley surrounded by steep cliffs 350 meters high has green and blue nature. In addition to swimming in turquoise and crystal clear waters, you should definitely watch the sunset. Butterfly Valles is accessible by boat from Ölüdeniz or you can use the rocky road descending from the road.
Oludeniz (Dead Sea) / Fethiye, Muğla
The beautiful, pine trees and mountain-backed lagoon of Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea) is exactly an unspoilt paradise. Yet despite the rampant development, the lagoon and its environs are still spectacular. The Oludeniz is also famous for paragliding.
Kleopatra Beach / Alanya, Antalya
From watersports including parasailing and banana-boating, to activities such as go-karting and sea-lion shows, Kleopatra beach has it all. This is the most popular beach in the local area, lined with a multitude of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops as well as tattoo parlours.
İztuzu Beach / Dalyan, Muğla
An excellent swimming beach, İztuzu (Turtle) Beach is one of the Mediterranean nesting sites of the loggerhead turtle, and special rules to protect it are enforced. Although the beach is open to the public during the day, night-time visits (8pm to 8am) are prohibited from May to September.
Kabak Bay / Fethiye, Muğla
Kabak Bay is the perfect and silent place to escape package holiday groups. Swim in the clear, quiet waters of the beach during the day and then accompany the dancers on the beach in music accompaniment. You can go to Kabak by minibuses departing from Ölüdeniz.
Patara Beach / Kaş, Antalya
At 12 km unspoilt Patara is Turkey’s longest beach. Even more important, Patara has escaped the development that mars many lesser beaches around the Mediterranean thanks to the ruins of the once mighty ancient city from which the beach gets its name, and the resident Loggerhead turtles, a protected species which has been laying its eggs.
Olympos / Kumluca, Antalya
In the Olympos Beydağları National Park you will meet a wonderful beach, a forest behind, an extraordinary ancient city and a quiet stream slowly flowing to the Mediterranean. One side is covered with forest and the other side is endless sea.
Akvaryum Bay / Datça, Muğla
This reputable and unique bay has such clear waters that you can watch the fish and sea creatures, as it is one of the cleanest and beautiful bays in the area. Moreover, it is very calm compared to other beaches. It’s still virgin because there are no buildings around.
Cirali Beach / Kemer, Antalya
The 3,5 km beautiful beach, the nature, mountains with pine forests at the background make Cirali one of the most beautiful places in Kemer. Cirali coast is very beautiful and very ideal for the ones who are searching for a quiet and calm holidays.