Turkey Beaches - Guide To The Best Beaches In Turkey

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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)

Blue Lagoon bay is the most iconic of all Turkish beaches. Stretched up the famous turquoise coast in Oludeniz, this is an area of natural beauty you won’t want to miss out on. The bay is hidden amongst the regions national park, which provides a stunning backdrop to the soft white sands. It’s the serene turquoise water which the beach is famed for though, and these offer superb conditions for a cooling swim along. More of thrill seeker? The bay also offers a range of exciting watersports allowing you to meander across the water on pedaloes, or soar above it paragliding. A promenade borders the beach filled with shops, cafés and beautiful seafood restaurants to choose from.

 

Hotels

Hotel Blue Lagoon – Situated just 600m from the beach is this charming hotel, ideal for families looking for a peaceful getaway in an idyllic location.

Magic Tulip Beach – Set in a picturesque location close to the beach, guests are always made to feel welcome at this friendly hotel.

Marcan Beach – Perfect for couples seeking a relaxing break in the sun, the hotel is located at the heart of Oludeniz.

 

Watersports

Diving, Snorkelling, Pedaloes, Scuba, Wind Sailing, Paragliding

 

Konyaalti Beach

Centrally located at the heart of Antalya, Konyaalti is the largest of all Turkish beaches. The spacious 7km mix of rustic sand and colourful pebbles is kept in pristine condition, and has been rewarded for this with a European Blue Flag. The tranquil blue water helps in providing safe conditions for a refreshing swim in the sun, and also offers watersports ranging from the iconic banana boats to excellent snorkelling spots amongst the rocks. To the western side of the beach sit the picture-perfect Olimpos Mountains, which present some of the area’s most spectacular scenery.

 

Hotels

Sealife Family Resort Hotel – Just a short stroll from the beach, this luxury 5* hotel is perfect for families looking for a relaxing break in the sun.

Hillside Su Hotel – With plenty of entertainment on offer in and around this popular hotel, it has fast become a firm favourite amongst families.

Dogan Hotel – This charming hotel is found in the centre of Antalya offers guests the ideal opportunity to unwind thanks to its stunning location.

 

Watersports

Paragliding, Pedaloes, Banana boats, Jet skiing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling

 

Ortakent Yahsi Beach

Sweeping across the Bodrum peninsula, Ortakent is not exactly a secret, but its delightful beach none the less. Filled with soft golden sands which meet rich blue waters, the beach is a popular choice with families owing to the range of facilities available. Watersports from wake-boarding to kayaking are on offer, along with numerous sunbeds which line the sand for those who feel less energetic. Nearby the beach are a number of traditional Turkish shops and cafes, where you can get a taste for the area and meet some of the friendly locals.

 

Hotels

Medisun Hotel – Just 150m from the beach, this family hotel is ideally situated for guests looking to be at the heart of this intimate resort.

3S Beach Club Hotel – Found in the neighbouring resort of Bitez, this is perfect for an affordable family holiday in the sun.

Lighthouse Hotel – Situated on the edge of this picturesque resort, the Lighthouse Hotel towers above the beach and provides some breathtaking views.

 

Watersports

Windsurfing, Sailing, Catamarans, Wake-Boarding, Kayaking, Pedaloes, Banana Boats, Jet-Ski, Parasailing

 

Kidrak Beach

Kidrak, or 'Paradise Beach' as it is otherwise known, is a romantic cove located in the sleepy resort of Oludeniz. Found near the famous Blue Lagoon beach, this secluded bay has a much more laid-back atmosphere than its popular neighbour but is equally stunning. The soft sands can often be found bereft of visitors, and a lack of watersports across the tranquil sea allows you to soak up its peaceful atmosphere with very few distractions. If you’re finding it hard to bring yourself away from Kidrak, you can spend a night under the stars in this stunning cove which proves one of the region’s favourite campsites.

 

Hotels

Tropicana Oludeniz Hotel – A favourite with families in search of entertainment, this popular hotel is found in the centre of Oludeniz and just a short trip to the beach.

Akdeniz Beach Hotel - Relax at this friendly beach hotel found just metres from the beach, and enjoy the stunning Toros Mountain which surrounds it.

Belcehan Beach Hotel – Within walking distance of the beach, this intimate hotel is perfect for couples seeking a peaceful break in beautiful surroundings.

 

Watersports

Snorkelling, Diving, Scuba

 

Cleopatra's Beach

Once a favourite hiding spot for the legendary Queen Cleopatra, this famous beach has gained its name in her honour. Its beautifully soft sand stretches up the Alanya coastline for almost 2 kilometres, and the wide open spaces help in making sure you never feel too crowded. Crystal-clear waters shimmer underneath the bright sun, and provide a fantastic snorkelling opportunity for you to check out some of the unique marine life on offer. A number of shops and restaurants can be found on and around the beach to cater for all your needs.

 

Hotels

Kleopatra Beach Hotel – This popular hotel is just a short journey from the beach, and proves a hit amongst families looking for a relaxing summer break.

Big Blue Suite Hotel – Based in Alanya, this friendly all-inclusive hotel has facilities to keep all the family entertained.

Telatiye Resort – Enjoy a relaxing experience at this comfortable hotel, found in the beautiful resort of Alanya.

 

Watersports

Sailing, Snorkelling, Scuba diving, Pedaloes, Banana boats, Parasailing, Jet-Ski