Turkey Beach Holiday
With so many affordable flights and heaps of low cost beach resorts to choose from, Turkey holidays have never been so popular. For the sun worshipper, we’ve recommended 7 of the best beaches to lay your towel on and unwind in paradise.
This nature lovers retreat is a wildlife conservation area which also goes by the name of Turtle Beach. A breeding site for the Loggerhead turtle, many travel here to marvel at these magnificent creatures. Although the area remains pleasantly uncrowded and developments are limited, you’ll still find parasols and sun beds for hire.
Few stretches of coast in Turkey offer the scenic beauty of Oludeniz. This fishing village come holiday resort is situated in breathtaking surroundings complete with a mountainous and pine tree back drop. Take a stroll down the beach and eventually you’ll finish at the famed blue lagoon. Considered one of the most picturesque beaches on the planet, it’s a great spot for a cooling dip.
Nestled in the town of Alanya, this Blue Flag awarded beach takes its name from the famed Egyptian monarch. It is said that Cleopatra was so taken with the beauty of this place she stopped during a voyage and bathed in the crystal waters.
Once a well-kept secret, this hidden bay has since become a popular tourist hot spot. Although there are plenty of visitors, it does remain peaceful as there is little development in the area. Expect jaw dropping views of Mount Tahtali and the calm waters make it a great choice for families with small children.
Partygoers shouldn’t miss the chance to explore Turkey’s famed Lara Beach. Aside from an impressive 8km stretch of golden sands, visitors can sip cocktails at the many beach resorts which are home to some of the trendiest night clubs in the country.
Turkey’s longest beach is situated close to the crumbling ruins of Patara – a Lycian city which dates back thousands of years. Once you’ve explored, relax at picture postcard Patara. Due to its size, the beach is rarely gets crowded and its gentle waters are great for swimming.
This sweeping stretch of golden sands wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. Located in the sun-kissed region of Didim, there’s plenty of facilities to enjoy from sun loungers to showers and toilets. The beach is also lined by a great selection of authentic Turkish restaurants. What better way to finish a day at the beach than with a mouthwatering feast of mezze dishes.
Explore some of these beaches on your next Turkish adventure and you won’t be disappointed.