The Best Beach Holidays in Turkey (Part I)

For those looking for a relaxing, fun holiday spent on beautiful white beaches and bathing in clear blue waters, then Turkey is the ideal destination. Turkey has a number of gorgeous beaches that holiday goers can choose from. Here are five of the best options to choose from!


Patara-viewTurkey’s longest beach is also its most beautiful. This family-friendly beach is popular with kids due to its warm, shallow water. Development here has been limited, and there is just one café. It is reasonable priced and umbrellas and sand beds can be hired.

Kabak Bay, Ölüdeniz

For those looking to get away from the throngs of tourist and ‘live like the locals’, then Kabak Bay is a top choice. There are no water sports, plastic sun beds or boat trips on this beach.

Iztuzu Beach

This long, golden, sandy beach surrounded by pine-covered hills is a nesting place for turtles. This beach is ideal for children as it stays shallow for a long time. Try to visit both ends of the beach or walk the 5km from one end to the other.

Kleopatra Beach

This beach is less commercial and the snorkelling is really good alongside the rocky platform. When the sun gets too hot there are small caves to shelter in. The sea is wonderful and warm in October and sometimes there are strong waves so it is not ideal for children.

Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)

This is a clean and beautiful beach with crystal clear water, but be aware that you have to pay entry and for sun beds and umbrellas. There are some shops nearby if you need snacks.

Kaputas Beach

This beach as beautiful golden sand and clear, warm water for swimming. The beach is well-run by the municipality of Kas and has toilets, showers and changing areas. This beach is the most famous in the area.