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10 of Turkey's best beaches you need to see to believe

23rd April 2015

Top 10 Beaches in Turkey, as voted by

"Travelers Choice 2015 - TripAdvisor"

As the summer of 2015 approaches many of us will start to think about where we would like to spend our holidays this year.

This seems a good time to shed some light on a few of the delightful beaches in Turkey.

1. Iztuzu Beach Dalyan, Turkey

İztuzu Beach is a 4.5 km long beach near Dalyan, in the Ortaca district of the Province of Muğla in southwestern Turkey. The beach is a narrow spit of land, which forms a natural barrier between the fresh water delta of the Dalyan river and the Mediterranean. ↘

2. Kaputas Beach Kas, Turkey

Kaputaş Beach is a small beach between Kaş and Kalkan in southwestern Turkey. The beach is situated at a distance of 20 km from Kaş and 7 from Kalkan, at a point where an extremely narrow valley towered by steep cliffs and forests joins the sea shore in the cove of the same name as the beach (Kaputaş). The beach is quite popular among visitors to the region due to its untouched natural beauty commanded by a view from the heights traversed by the State road D400 between Kaş and Kalkan. ↘


3. Cleopatra Beach Alanya, Turkey

To the west of the historical peninsula, in front of Damlataş Cave. It has a Blue Flag. The sea and the beach is sandy. The beach leans backwards the skirts of peninsula. The small bay of this beach extending to the peninsula and made of stones is called Cleopatra. According to the mythology Egyption Queen Cleopatra, in a voyage in Mediterranean, stopped by in Alanya and had a swim in this bay. The special feature of Cleopatra Bay is that the clearness of its water. ↘

4.  Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) Oludeniz, Turkey

Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea, due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is located 14 km (9 mi) to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ. ↘

5.  Icmeler Beach Marmaris, Turkey

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. It is also a municipality of its own. İçmeler bay is located on the Datcha peninsula. The town is surrounded on three sides by pine forests. Hiking on the mountains provides fantastic views of the region and is very popular. ↘

6. Cirali Beach Cirali, Turkey

Çıralı's beach is surrounded by family-run pensions conveniently located for tourists. Little cafes run along the seashore down to the side of the beach with the ancient ruins of Olympos. The location of the beach allows people to enjoy the sunrise that spreads over the salty Mediterranean sea. ↘

7. Patara Beach Patara, Turkey

Patara Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches near the ancient Lycian city of Patara in Turkey, on the coast of the Turkish Riviera.  The 18 kilometres (11 mi)-long Patara Beach is the longest in its region and sometimes reaches a width of 200–300 metres. The beach has soft sand and shallow sea. It is one of the places that sea turtles leave their eggs. Because of this, the beach is under protection. At its easternmost point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove. The single road approach to the beach features ancient sites of archeological interest. ↘

8. Ilica Beach Cesme, Turkey

Ilıca is a large resort area near Çeşme in the extreme western tip of Turkey, in İzmir Province. A township apart in practically all its aspects, Ilıca administratively depends the municipality of the district center of Çeşme, at a distance of 5 km to the west.  Ilıca started out as a settlement towards the end of the 19th century, initially as a retreat for wealthy people, especially from İzmir, during summer holidays. Today, it is a popular destination for many. Its name makes reference to its famed thermal springs, some of which are in the sea. As the thermal waters come out of the sea bed and mix with the sea water adding minerals very close to the Ilica Beach, swimming at Ilica Beach is ideal for the skin.[1] Ilica is also home to mud baths which is known to cure many illnesses such as rheumatism, metabolism illnesses and gynaecological diseases. ↘

9. Calis Beach Fethiye, Turkey

Calis is a small resort town not far from Fethiye. It is a popular destination for tourists, the summer months see many visitors. Calis is located within the beautiful bay and has a long pebble beach. Hotels, restaurants and bars line along the promenade, serving a wide range of international foods and entertainment. The evenings here are a great place to sit and watch the sunset. ↘

10. Lara Beach Antalya, Turkey

Lara Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in Turkey. It is host to a yearly sandcastle building competition named SANDLAND ↘

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