Famous beaches of Turkey:

Olu Denise Beach, Fethiye
Patara Beach, Fethiye
Lara beach, Antayla
Bodrum Peninsula
Side, Antayla

The lesser known, quieter beaches are:

Ova Buku Beach, Datça
Venturing west from the mainland, the pretty bay of Ova Buku is tucked away on the Datça peninsula. Lining the cobalt blue bay is a creamy shingle beach backed by a cluster of locally owned places to eat, drink and be merry. Sometimes the best things do come in small, sandy packages. . It's not the beach itself that makes this such a fantastic find, it's the whole package: peace, authenticity and a real sense of escape.

Gemiler Beach
It's hard to believe that Gemiler lies just a short way away from the heavily overpopulated Olu Deniz beach; it's rarely crowded and reached by boat or bus ride from Hisaronu, through the fertile Kaya valley, past tobacco and wheat fields and out to the very tip of the Fethiye peninsula. Surrounded by pine and olive trees, the beach looks across to St Nicholas Island, and there are a couple of good restaurants serving up fresh meze and cold Efes beers.

Kaputas Beach
Butterfly Valley
Cirali Beach

Tags: None