Discover Turkey and turquoise colour waters
The Blue Flag is an international environmental award given to safe, clean beaches from all around the world. Turkey has 486 beaches in total that awarded with the blue flag certification as of 2020. You can find a blue flag in most of the coastline in Turkey.
Turkey is proud to be third largest country having number of beaches with blue flag certificates.
Would you like to visit a country with some of the best beaches in the world? Then grab your swimsuit and come to Turkey. You can choose from 486 lovely beaches awarded with the prestigious blue flag, thanks to their quality and safety. Crystal clear waters, peaceful coves, sandy beaches, and all bathed in shining sunshine.
Except sea water cleanness, total 32 criteria, including having licensed lifeguards on beaches, first aid facilities, special arrangements for disabled citizens, security barriers for swimming areas if water sports are done, environmental cleaning, and cabin cleaning, must be met.
Antalya: Antalya, also known as the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast with its perfect sun, endless clean beaches, ultra luxury resorts, nature and history. Antalya, which is home to 206 of the 486 beaches with the blue flag certificate, has the highest number of beaches with a blue flag certificate in the world.
Mugla: The southern Aegean city, Mugla has some of the most popular beaches of Turkey and 105 beaches awarded with the blue flag.
Izmir: Izmir, the southern Aegean city, has nearly 52 clean beaches in total that awarded with the blue flag. Excellent white beaches, crystal clear waters and sun.
Aydin: Aydin has 35 beaches awarded with the blue flag certification.
Balikesir: The northern Aegean city, Balikesir has 31 beaches awarded with the blue flag.
Canakkale: Canakkale has 13 great beaches awarded with the blue flag.
Mersin: Mersin, on the eastern Mediterranean coastline of Turkey, has a very long coastline extending from the city center out towards the west. Mersin attract lots of tourists with its 9 blue flag beaches and undiscovered beaches.
Along the Coastline: The other blue flag beaches all along the coastline of Turkey; 6 beaches in Tekirdag, 6 beaches in Kocaeli, 2 beaches in Ordu, 13 beaches in Samsun, 2 beaches in Sakarya, 1 beach in Kirklareli, 3 beaches in Duzce, 2 beaches in Istanbul, 1 beach in Van.