Summer is finally here! After 2019, and the following year, people have been waiting for 2021 with great hopes and expectations. Humanity has been experiencing some of the worst periods throughout history. Coronavirus, natural disasters, great death numbers all over the world, and there are even more to count. But fortunately, some goods have been happening as well like the fact that the Covid vaccine has been found. And finally, the summer is here! And Turkey is waiting for visitors from all around the world. What’s more, the best Turkish beaches have so much to offer!
What can define a holiday the best? A crystal-clean sea? Or else, golden beaches? The both, or else? No matter how you define an imaginary holiday, Turkey and its world-famous beaches offer you all and more… All you need to do is to look at our list before you arrange your holiday. So, the rest? The rest is up to your energy and passion until your next holiday in Turkey…
13. Kabak Bay, Fethiye
Kabak, which is one of the places preferred by those who love to camp, also has many boutique hotels. The air is clean, the sea is clean, the beach is clean… So, it is undoubtedly one of the best Turkish beaches that you must visit one day.
12. Altınkum Beach, Çeşme
Çeşme, which is one of the most popular touristic spots in Turkey, actually has many wonderful beaches such as Ilıca Beach and Boyalık Beach. But Altinkum is our favorite among them. As the name suggests, Altınkum deserves praise with its golden sand and clear sea. And therefore, it takes its place in our list of the best Turkish beaches.
11. Patara Beach, Antalya
The longest beach in Turkey, Patara Beach, also known as Cleopatra Beach, with its 12 miles (18-kilometer) long sparkling white sand is an invaluable touristic spot for both Turkish and foreign tourists from all around the world.
10. Olimpos-Çıralı Beach, Antalya
Çıralı, which is the center of attention with its mythological story, is also home to one of the best beaches of Turkey. With its fine sandy beach, shallow coasts, calm and quiet atmosphere, and untouched beauties, Olimpos-Çıralı beach offers a perfect spot to get away from city life.
9. Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterflies’ Valley), Fethiye
Butterfly Valley is an extraterrestrial place that must be seen in itself. You can reach the Butterfly Valley, which does not have a highway, by boat and zodiacs via Ölüdeniz. The beach on the side of the valley opening to the sea is among the most beautiful beaches in our country.
8. Palamutbükü, Datça
When it comes to the number of best beaches in Turkey, there are innumerable beaches to travel to Turkey. Datça, the address of a peaceful holiday with its charming village houses and fragrant stone streets, is also a cove paradise. Palamutbükü is one of the most famous bays of this peninsula, full of magnificent bays on every corner.
7. Kaputaş Beach, Kaş
Kaputaş beach, one of the first places that come to mind when you think of turquoise beaches. It is one of the fixtures of our list of the most beautiful beaches. Every year, many tourists come to the beach, which is a world-famous golden star beach. So, there is no need to mention that it has to be on your must-list!
6. Ortakent-Yahşi Beach, Bodrum
It is probably unnecessary to mention, but Bodrum is Turkey’s most popular touristic destination in the world. It is, indeed, the most frequented place to visit in Turkey for the summer holiday. You can easily reach Ortakent – Yahşi beach, one of the cleanest and blue-flagged bays of Bodrum, by minibusses departing from the center of Bodrum. Even though it is extremely crowded on the weekends, you can relax and eat delicious pancakes in the morning hours on weekdays.
5. Phaselis Ancient City Beach, Kemer
Today, there is a wonderful ancient city in Phaselis, one of the most important ancient port cities of Lycia. Phaselis Beach is included in our list with its stone-free beach and hidden beauty. Its birds-eye view will already amaze you, we know that, but its real appearance will rock your imagination. We can tell you that it is a spot for both lovers of summer and history…
4. Sedir Island Beach, Marmaris
If you want to feel like you are in the Maldives within the provincial borders of Muğla, the right address is Sedir Island. You should definitely see this beach with its clear water and light-colored sands.
3. İztuzu Beach, Dalyan
Iztuzu Beach, which is salty on one side and fresh water on the other, is one of the most important breeding centers of Caretta Caretta. The areas where the eggs are located are regularly marked so that those who swim on the beach cannot harm the eggs.
2. Ayazma Beach, Bozcaada
Although Bozcaada has become more popular in recent years, Ayazma beach continues to preserve its beauty. Just a little warning, the water is quite cold! However, even though its water is quite cold, it is still one of the best Turkish beaches.
1. Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea), Fethiye
Here we are at the top of our best Turkish beaches list. For both Turkish and foreign tourists, it is one of the most preferable touristic points now and then in Turkey.
Öludeniz, which was chosen as the most beautiful beach in the world in 2006, is still number one on our list as one of the best Turkish beaches. When you see green-blue turquoise colors, one feels like leaving work.