The sunny Turkey is home to a great number of amazing beaches. To have a wonderful holiday here, you need not have to be necessarily bound to the hyper popular and therefore too crowded all-inclusive resorts. Instead you can choose the Turkey beaches that have been alluring visitors for long. Let's take a look beyond the overly touristic beaches of Marmaris and Kusadasi resorts and reveal Turkey's other top destinations for sunbathing, swimming or surfing.
Pantara is located in Xanthos Valley. It has fine, white sand and a total length of 15 km. This makes it one of the longest Mediterranean beach strands. The entrance area is well crowded, but if you go past the dune region in the northwest you will enjoy more solitude. The summer season has good waves for surfing, while autumn and spring are ideal for swimmers.
The Butterfly Valley
This spectacular area bordered by two tall cliffs hides a pristine sand strap that can be reached by boat from Oludeniz. It is a wild place for trekkers and campers, untouched by modern developments. If you stay in Faralya, you can gaze down at the spectacular rock formation.
Kabak is the name of a village that is located on the Lycian Way. Tourists love its cosy wooden huts and the general tranquility of the place. The valley has lush pine forests, features bits of mountainous relief and the beach is rather filled with pebbles than with sand. The landscape is thus very different from the usual sandy beaches of Turkey and definitely enchanting. The only downside is the large mosquito population.
Situated in Dalyan, this is probably the best beach to bring your children to. It is an all-sunny spot where large crowds gather. Also, it is a place for turtles to nest. On this sandy beach you will frequently encounter turtle tracks, as these animals come ashore to lay their eggs. Beyond the beach, there is a marshy area which hosts a rich wildlife.
Frequently photographed, the beach in Oludeniz is a long sandy strap that leads to a wonderful blue lagoon. Besides the natural beauty of the area, the beach is also famous because of the varied and affordable accommodation in the area. Para-sailing enthusiasts find Oludeniz the best spot to practice. They are thrilled with the aerial views.
A well known name to tourists, Bodrum is on the Turquoise Coast, as it's called. The south of the peninsula in the Aegean Sea is home to numerous resorts with lovely beaches, all bordered by the bright blue sea waters. Moreover, Bodrum is a place of ancient history, of beautiful mountain views and Mediterranean flora. It is a preferred destination for the rich visitors and thus one of the luxury areas on Turkey's touristic map.