Turkey Beaches
On the Aegean Sea

Turkey Beaches are a magnet to millions of European and Middle Eastern tourists. Turkey has beaches on the Black Sea which is the northern region of Anatolia Turkey; the area surrounding Istanbul around the Sea of Marmara.

And above all the beaches of the Aegean Sea which are those beaches south of Izmir and all the way east to the area of Antalya. I had to choose the best of the best since Turkish Beaches are all amazing.

Izmir Turkey

A romantic cove in the Cesme Peninsula near Izmir, Turkey

Beaches on the Çesme Peninsula near the City of Izmir Turkey

Alaçati Bay

Located on the Çesme Peninsula, this beach is ideal for surfers because the high winds from the open Aegean Sea. The beach is surrounded by hills and is great for the whole family.

Pirlanta Beach

One more beach located on the Çesme Peninsula. The name Piralnta means diamond and this refers to the great snads and waters of this convenient beach. It is also located near Çesme's downtown.

 Altinkum Beach

This beach is located on the southern tip of the peninsula. The water here is fresh and coming from the open sea. It is a not so crowded beach, great for those looking for solitude.


This secluded beach, popular with locals, has no bars or restaurants. So if you are going to stay for the day, you must prepare yourself with enough food and water and an umbrella. It is a spectacular beach that opens to the sea via a gorge.


Ölüdeniz Beach in the Turquoise Coast of Turkey

Ölüdeniz Beach

This beach is located in what is rightly called the “Turquoise Coast”. It is a curved beach very long to accommodate any type of crowds. The view to toward the mountains is awe inspiring.

They don’t call it the Turquoise Coast for nothing. The water here is an uncommonly crisp blue and because the curved beach is so large, it can accommodate even the biggest of paradise-seeking crowds. There is mountainous scenery and a famously calm lagoon along the beach’s western stretch.

Patara Beach

Patara Beach has been voted by Travel Magazines and websites as one of the Best Turkey Beaches. It is a 12 km long beach of white sands and clear waters. It is located where the Harbor of Patara once existed. It offers lush vegetation, sand dunes and marshlands.

Ortakent beach

This is a family oriented beach located on the Bodrum Peninsula. The beach offers an array of facilities for water sports, so your teenager will find some activities. In the meantime you may relax on the beach with the little ones next to you.

Konyaalti Beach

This beach is located in the big city of Antalya. In the last decade or so, the Turkey Beaches of Antalya have become extremely popular with Israelis and Eastern Europeans that flock to the area for the famous All Inclusive Resorts.  Some people don’t care too much about the beach, because the resorts are extravagant and have dozens of pools for the delight of the whole family.

Turkey Beaches

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The beaches of Antalya in Turkey attract millions of visitors


This beach, near the town of Fehtiye is a quiet piece of beach as oppose to nearby Olu Deniz which is crowded almost all the time. You’ll find here a couple of restaurants and bars.

Side East and West Beach

Side, east of Antalya is a town that has it all. The town has great beaches to the east and the west of it. The west part is shallower, but they are both great for beautiful days at the beach for swimming, surfing, water skiing and many more water sports.

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Amos Beach in the town of Marmaris on the Aegean Sea


Across the bay is the busy town of Marmaris. This beach is located on the Bozburun peninsula. It is a small cove that does not resemble the beach life of Marmaris at all. But it is worth a visit and if you are there don’t miss the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater near the beach

Ovabuku beach

This beach is located on the Datca Peninsula and is one of three bays together with Hayitbuku and Kizilbuk.  The beach shows authenticity to the visitor, great sands and water combined with restaurants, bars and budget accommodations.

Hisaronu Turkey

These are typical Turkey Beaches like they were a few decades ago. It is a beach popular with windsurfers because the constant waves. The beach offers a few restaurants and bars. For an even simpler beach you may want to venture to the beaches at Selimiye and Orhaniye reached only by boat.

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Spectacular view of Butterfly Valley and beach in Turkey

Butterfly beach

This beach is located among two cliffs of immense beauty. It is located near the town of Fehtiye. The beach is mostly accessed by boat from Olu Deniz, but those adventurers among us will go down the trek and reach the fabulous beach.

This is a plain beach with only camping facilities, no restaurants or bars. I would venture to say that this is a hippies beach of sorts.


This beach located near Fehtiye is the typical weekend beach, so try to avoid it during weekends. On the opposite during weekdays it’s a peaceful quiet beach secluded down the main road.

For more information visit Turkey Tourism Website

Kemer Beach

Kemer Beach in Turkey a recently discovered beach

Kemer Beach

This recently discovered beach is fabulous. It is divided into two beaches one sandy and one made of pebbles. There are many facilities for water sports. This beach was awarded the Blue Flag awared for its cleanliness.


This is an unspoiled beach near Faralya. The beach is bare and has no facilities at all. This is the beach if what you are looking for is solitude and a quiet swim.

As mentioned at the beginning, Turkey Beaches are so beautiful, that it is impossible to say which one is nicer that the other. I hope I gave you a good choice to start with.

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