Turkey is among the richest country in terms of sun sea and sun holiday opportunities as it possesses some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
Most of these beaches are located along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts which attract the majority of the tourists visiting Turkey every summer especially.
As to swimming spots in the Marmara and Black Sea Regions Turkey is able to offer plenty of choices as well. The beaches along the north Aegean coast (that is to the south of THRACE) namely SAROS Bay and others round the Marmara Sea, on top of the ones along the Black Sea shores provide many alternatives for sun & sea lovers.
Most popular beaches in Turkey are;
PATARA Beach which is rated as the best beach in the world by The Sunday Times.
ÖLÜ DENIZ Beach near Fethiye a picturesque resort area, especially the main hillside town of Belcekiz with has crystal clear water, and a long shingle beach
GEMILE BAY Beach, an unspoiled, picturesque cove with a great view of St. Nicholas island, near Fethiye
TURTLE (IZTUZU) Beach at Dalyan which several kilometres long, with very scenic surroundings, hot brown sand, and shallow water. A national conservation area and one of the last breeding places in Europe for the protected loggerhead ‘Cretta’ sea turtle.
ÇALIŞ Beach, 4 miles from Fethiye.. A relaxing, and excellent spot for watersports or a family holiday. The coarse sand stretches for 2.5 miles,
KAPUTAS Beach, near Kalkan & Kas.. Kaputas is a mountain gorge with a small shingle cove beach under a bridge crossing the gorge, with a steep set of steps up/down to the beach,and a steep drop off into the clear blue sea. It’s a 10 minute bus ride from the hill village of Kalkan
LADIES Beach Kusadasi, to the south of the town centre.. A narrow, brown sand beach with loungers and umbrellas available for rent.
ICMELER Beach, in the bay of Marmaris, surrounded by green hills and next to the Marmaris resort and half a mile long, with a traffic free promenade stretching from Marmaris all way round the bay to Içmeler
CLEOPATRA BEACH at Alanya which is one of the Turkey’s largest resorts, with two good beaches, an historical site and great facilities. .. Sandy, pleasant and more secluded than the other town beach on the eastern side
SIDE Beaches, Side.. This is another classic Turkish seaside village 1 hr from Antalya with fine sandy beaches each side of the town