10 Best Public Beaches to Swim

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Turkey's 10 Best Swimming Beaches

Stretching from Europe all the way to the Middle East, Turkey has truly beautiful public beaches to swim in the city centres. See below the list of top 10 beaches which are public, mostly crowded but the great for swimming.


Konyaalti, which is one of the most popular beaches not only of Antalya but also of our country, stands out with its easy of access and long pebble beach. You can enjoy swimming in the blue flag sea or have fun with the activities. The beach is largely divided up by concessions, each with its own restaurants, cafes, beach umbrellas, changing cubicles, deck chairs and showers.

Lara Beach

Lara, which has lots of wonderful beaches for swimming, is known for its golden sand. With its blue flag public beaches, it is definitely an ideal place for swimming in Antalya. Here, you will be finding several options for accommodation just by the side of golden sandy beach.

Mermerli Beach

A beautiful public beach, Mermerli is one of the favourite places of holidaymakers who come to Antalya, and amazes holidaymakers with its historical texture and unique view. It is small, but has everything necessary for swimming and sunbathing, a sandy beach, calm shallow water, bar and restaurant.

Maiden's Castle

Maiden's Castle is a blue flag public beach in Erdemli district of Mersin. It is one of the most famous beaches of the city, also a frequent destination for many holidaymakers with its clear water and golden sand.

Ladies Beach

Ladies Beach is one of the most beautiful sandy and busiest swimming beaches in Kusadasi. The sunset at Ladies Beach is worth to see. You can also enjoy all the water sports activities in this beach.

Calis Beach

Calis Beach is all about a long stretch of sand and pebble. Gently lapped by warm blue waters, this great beach is sprinkled with plenty of comfortable loungers just waiting for sun hungry bodies. Located in Fethiye, the beach is a favourite place for families.

Altinkum Beach

Altinkum, which literally means Golden Sand, is an appropriate description of the beautiful beach. Popular with families it has a range of accommodation and plenty of restaurants and bars for entertainment. Altinkum is the world famous popular beach in Didim, Aydin.


Gumbet, which is the closest long sandy beach to Bodrum, is very popular with holidaymakers to stay here close to the beach and join the vibrant nightlife of Bodrum.

Pirlanta Beach

Pirlanta Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches of Izmir, is 10 km away from Cesme town center. Pirlanta, which means diamond in Turkish, describes the creamy whiteness of this sandy stretch of the peninsula. The beach is long and wide and faces the open Aegean. It is also easily accessible by public transportation.

Sarimsakli Beach

Sarimsakli Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ayvalik. The beach is a popular attraction amongst local and international tourists. The sea is clean and sandy. It is suitable for families with children because the sea is shallow.

Turkey's 10 Best Swimming Beaches
Kocakari Beach, Cesme, Izmir