Sea, Sand and Sun Destinations in Turkey


If you are a sea, sand and sun aficionado, you should note the following destinations for the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. As most of them are blue flagged, you can enjoy the beautiful sand, crystal clear water, and sunbathing.

Antalya Beaches

You can rent a car for Antalya beaches from the west to the east, so you can travel with convenience. Kaş Kaputaş Beach and Patara Beach await you with great sand. You can enjoy the forest nearby the beach in Kemer, then travel to Konyaaltı public beach. Alanya Kleopatra Beach is also in sight with its blue flagged beach.

Sea, Sand and Sun Destinations in Turkey

Footprints on the sand of the famous Turkish beach Patara.

Mersin Beaches

Discover the sea at the beach in Anamur National Park. Watch the sunset on the blue flag coast of Bozyazı. You can make a beach camp in Aydıncık İncekum Beach. Enjoy the magnificent views of Silifke’s Tisan Peninsula and swim in the sea. Enjoy the sea and the sand at Limonlu Beach in Erdemli.

Sea, Sand and Sun Destinations in Turkey

Bozyazi Town panoramic view from hill in Mersin

Muğla Beaches

Muğla is top destination for those who want to visit beaches in Turkey. Fethiye Ölüdeniz is a place to be discovered. After Dalaman Sarıgerme Beach, watch the Caretta Caretta turtles at Dalyan Iztuzu Beach. After Marmaris Içmeler Beach, you can enjoy the sun in unspoiled nature in Datça. Take a boat trip to Akyarlar Beach in Bodrum. Sunbathe on Milas beach.


Abandoned hotel on the shore of Icmeler Turkey.

Aydın Beaches

Kuşadası Pigale Beach, Ladies Beach, and Güvercin Ada Beach are routes that can fit into a single day. Later, you can visit Yavansu and Aslan Burcu Beach and Güzelçamlı Beach. In Didim, you can enjoy the beaches of Altinkum and Akbuk.

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Sunken yacht view at Akbuk Coast in Didim.

İzmir Beaches

Sunbathe on Pamucak Beach in Selçuk, swim in the public beach of Urla Yassıca, and join the night shows on the blue flagged beach of Çeşmealtı. Spend the whole day in Çeşme Alaçatı, Delikli Koy, Ilıca Beach, Karaburun Kaynarpınar Mimoza bay, and Bodrum bay. As a last stop, you can enjoy Foça public beaches.

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Alacati Beach in Cesme Town, İzmir.

Balıkesir Beaches

You can find 21 beaches in Balıkesir which have blue flags as of 2019. In Ayvalık, Sarımsaklı public beach, Ortunç Club, Murat Reis, and Grand Hotel Temizel are among them. You can also visit Burhaniye Ören public beach, Edremit public beach, and Gömeç Artur Beaches.

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Burhaniye Ören Public Beach, Balıkesir.

Çanakkale Beaches

Ezine Kumburun, Taşkapı Bay is waiting for you as a hidden paradise. Take a day for the beaches of the islands, Gökçeada and Bozcaada, and visit the hidden bays by boat.

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Kumburun Beach, Ezine

Beaches on Black Sea

Swim in Amasra Küçük Liman and Inkum beach. Sunbathe under the lava columns in Güzelcehisar. Swim on the beaches of Sinop Karakum and Kumkapı. You can discover Ünye Uzunkum Beach, and sunbathe on the white sands on the Perşembe Çaka beach.

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Sunset at the beach of Inkum in Turkey near Black Sea shores.