Best Beaches in Turkey
It's going to be hard to resist the best beaches in Turkey. After reading this ranking of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, you will have only one desire: pack your suitcase, dig up your sunglasses, your sunscreen and your flip flops, ready to bask on the most incredible beaches in Turkey.
Kaputaş beach, Ölüdeniz beach, Kleopatra beach, Butterfly valley beach, the most beautiful beaches in Turkey have names that make you dream. Sun, sand and turquoise waters await you. Did you know that the word "turquoise" comes from "Turkey"?
Book your flights at the best price as well as your accommodation, tourist apartment, resort, villa or youth hostel and your tours and activities for an unforgettable stay on one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey.
Kleopatra beach is the golden sand beach of your dreams. Very well maintained and clean, it is a perfect beach for a day out with family, lovers or friends. You can bring your towel and enjoy a lazy day on this dream beach or rent a deckchair (around 10 euros per day).
On its crystalline blue waters, you will occasionally spot a pirate galleon that seems to come from another era. Make your children happy and board this funny boat.
How to get there: Book your flights to Antalya Airport and drive to Alanya (1h50)
Where to stay: “Labranda Alantur” is a 5-star resort with direct access to the beach.
Göcek beach is located just a 40-minute drive from the amazing Ölüdeniz beach, which is also ranked among the best beaches in Turkey. This magnificent seaside resort is a popular destination for boat enthusiasts since Göcek has six marinas. You will therefore see the amazing beaches but also the most beautiful yachts in Turkey.
Where to stay: “Renka Hotel & Spa” features a Spa & Wellness Centre. Couples particularly like the location.
Butterfly Valley Beach - Kelebekler Vadisi beach
Faralya - Fethiye
This incredible beach of rare beauty is located in the Butterfly Valley, where butterflies come to lay their eggs. Be sure to climb the hill at the top of this beach to take a picture of it. Be careful though, as the hiking trail is not secure. The beach is not very easy to access from the hills.
The easiest way is to book a boat from Ölüdeniz beach to discover Kelebekler Vadisi beach and stop there for a few moments or a few hours. During your stay, be sure to visit Ölüdeniz Beach, a 15-minute drive from Kelebekler Vadisi beach.
Where to stay: “Seaview Faralya” is located a few metres from this beach, in the Butterfly Valley.
Icmeler - Marmaris
As you will have noticed, the best beaches in Turkey are almost all found in the province of Muğla in west-central Turkey. From Dalaman Airport you will be spoiled for choice and can explore the beaches of Ölüdeniz, Kabak, Göcek or Içmeler.
İçmeler beach is a sandy beach surrounded by nice restaurants offering food at low prices. The beach is very clean and it is possible to come with your towel or rent a deckchair for the day. If you want to discover other beautiful beaches and coves, board a small boat and sail around the area. İçmeler is located a 15-minute drive from Marmaris, one of the most beautiful and largest resorts in Turkey.
Where to stay: “Grand Aquarium” is a perfect hotel for families with its beautiful swimming pool and water slides.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, Kaputaş beach should be at the top of your to do list during your stay in Turkey. In addition to being beautiful, the beach is easy to access and you can spend the day there at small cost. A snack bar restaurant offers small snacks at affordable prices and the rental of a deckchair is less than 3 euros per day).
Kaputaş beach is located on the D400 road which leads to Kas. During your stay, be sure to visit Ölüdeniz beach, located 1 hour by car from Kaputaş beach.
How to get there: Book your flights to Dalaman Airport (1h50 min by car) or Antalya Airport (3h by car).
Where to stay: “Kalkan Park Hotel” surrounded by the natural beauty of Kalkan’s lush forest and exotic flowers.
Faralya - Fethiye
This magnificent beach is a little less touristy than some other Turkish beaches. Here you will mostly come across Turkish families who have come to enjoy a little corner of paradise. It may seem surprising but there also seems to be, at any time of the year, a small group of hippies who also like to meet on this paradisiacal beach. This beach attracts different people who all share a love for nature and beautiful landscapes.
Access to this beach is not easy and requires a bit of agility, so we do not recommend it to travellers with motor difficulties or families with small children.
During your stay, be sure to visit Ölüdeniz Beach. Located 30 minutes by car, it is also ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Turkey.
Where to stay: “Seaview Faralya” located 2km from Kaback beach.
Cirali - Antalya
Çıralı beach is one of the best beaches in Turkey. Less frequented than some other beaches, it is popular with travellers looking for calm and serenity. Even during the high season (July and August) this beach is a haven of peace for those looking for relaxation, idleness or simply recharging their batteries in the middle of nature. Çıralı is a small village located in the middle of a natural park, which explains why there are no big hotels and big buildings. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, yoga and…. calm….
Where to stay: “Kimera Hotel - Yoga & Spa”, 50 metres from Çıralı beach.
Cirali - Antalya
This beach is so beautiful that we could not fail to mention it even though… it is located 200 metres on foot from " Çıralı beach" which is also classified among the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Olympos beach benefits from the same assets as its neighbour: crystal clear waters, calm and a protected environment since this beach is located in a nature reserve.
Where to stay: “Azur Hotel” set among citrus trees and aromatic plants.
The blue waters of Ölüdeniz await you this summer. You will find everything you need on site. Many restaurants and shops are located around this world-famous beach. It is a perfect place for a day out with family or friends. If you have young children with you, swim in the blue lagoon, especially if the waves are strong on that day.
How to get there: Book your flights to Dalaman Airport (1 hour by car) or Antalya Airport (3 hours by car).
Where to stay: “Ünsal Hotel” just a 2-minute walk from the beach.
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