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Top 10 Best Beaches in Turkey

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Turkey's Most Beautiful Beaches

Do you think that you know all the best beaches in Turkey? Turkey has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. White sandy beaches stretch along the coastline of Turkey. Find out what the best beaches in Turkey are as chosen by the travel experts.

South Aegean

Iztuzu: Iztuzu is a national conservation area, nesting place for turtles, surrounded by pine covered hills. There is a lot of beach, and the water is warm and shallow. Nearby, there are some cliff tombs you can explore as well.

Oludeniz: Oludeniz is Turkey's most famous beach, and therefore in peak seasons, is the most crowded. There are good hotels to stay at, very good bars, water sports available, scuba diving and is surrounded with resorts.

Icmeler: Icmeler is surrounded on three sides by pine forests. If you enjoy water sports such as water skiing and diving, then Icmeler is the place for you, that is a huge plus. Take a boat trip to a nearby island, savor fresh seafood in a beachside cafe, or just soak up the sun.

Altinkum: Altinkum literally means Golden Sand an appropriate description of the beautiful beach. Popular with families it has a range of accommodation and plenty of restaurants and bars for entertainment.


Patara: Patara is the longest beach in the Mediterranean, and was hailed by The Sunday Times as the best beach in the world. Accommodations are limited, loungers and umbrellas are available to rent, and it is backed by ancient ruins.

Cleopatra: Alanya is one of the biggest resorts found in Turkey, and Cleopatra's Beach is splendid and very popular. The beach and resort offer great accommodations, facilities and things to do.

Kaputas: Kaputas is a small stunning beach. A fine pebble and shingle beach has clear, impossibly turquoise water. The beach is quite popular among visitors to the region due to its untouched natural beauty.

North Aegean

Alacati: Alacati is one of the most upmarket locales on the Aegean coast. It is popular for its fine sandy beaches, mineral springs and unique wind conditions, making it a popular centre for kite-surfing, sailing and windsurfing.

Ilica: Ilica is one of the most impressive beaches in Turkey, with its fine and white sand. Ilica is still a popular centre for thermal treatments.

Pamucak: Most of the Pamucak Beach is public, but on the south side there are some resorts. The water is pretty choppy, and there aren't any life guards.

Top 10 Best Beaches in Turkey

Kaputas Beach, Kas, Antalya