Do beaches excite you? Then head to the spectacular turquoise Coast beaches in Turkey that break away from the norm. Yes, ideal for a break, Turkey offers sun-kissed beaches, azure oceans and the promise of combining water sports adventure with lifetime memories. These awe-inspiring beaches that blend with a backdrop of lush green forests and great water sports would be perfect backdrop for some awesome memories.
Scroll down to experience Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast beaches:
Icmeler Beach, Marmaris
Icmeler Beach is a charismatic little spot, which is just 8km away from the heart of vibrant Marmaris. With it’s quieter and laid-back pace atmosphere; Icmeler is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy a relaxing break in terms of food, drink, and activities.
USP: A spectacular turquoise coast beach with plenty of activities.
Where to stay in Marmaris? Labranda Mares Marmaris, Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace, and Elite World Hotel
What’s Nearby? There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink along the dazzling Icmeler coastline. Spend your evenings while enjoying a cocktail or soak up the atmosphere in the lively Pig & Whistle pub.
Getting there: The easiest way to reach Marmaris is flying to Dalaman airport from Istanbul.
Water sports: Banana boats, canoeing, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving excursions, sea cycling, sea fishing, and water-skiing
Pro tip: Make sure you have your camera ready to capture this striking panorama.
Cleopatra’s Beach, Alanya
Situated just in front of the Damlatas Cave, the Cleopatra Beach offers spectacular views for its visitors from thousands of years. Legendarily a favorite hiding spot of Queen Cleopatra, Cleopatra’s Beach stretches for over 2km along the Alanya coastline.
USP: Inspiring sea view drenched in history.
Where to stay? Eftalia Aqua Resort, Long Beach resort, Granada Luxury Resort &Spa
What’s Nearby? With magnificent golden sands and deep blue waters, Cleopatra’s Beach is a small but breathtaking beach in Alanya. Watch the stunning sunset over the sea from Kaptan’s Filika Restoran, and enjoy homemade delicacies at the Vintage Brasserie & Winehouse, or grab a sweet treat at Robert’s Coffee.
Getting there: The easiest way to reach Cleopatra’s Beach is by bus or car from Alanya Airport.
Water sports: Swimming, banana boats, parasailing, snorkeling, and windsurfing.
Pro tip: This is one exciting beach to go for a swim!
Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
One of Turkey’s most famous and iconic beaches – the Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) sits in an area of unrivaled natural beauty that you don’t want to miss out (After Visiting). Nestled among Oludeniz’s national park, the soft white sands and serene turquoise waters have made this beautiful beach famous all around the world.
USP: A serene beach, lush jungle, and exciting water sports all thrown together.
Where to stay: Turquoise Hotel, Sun City Hotel & Beach Club, Belcekiz Beach Club.
What’s Nearby? The Oludeniz Beach offers all the activities that the beach lovers can enjoy on a perfect day on sands. There’s no need to pack up lunch or food items as the beach boasts of an excellent choice of restaurants dotted along the white sands.
Getting there: The easiest way to reach Oludeniz is by flying to Dalaman Airport from Istanbul.
Water sports: Banana boating, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving excursions, snorkeling, wind sailing.
Pro-Tip: Get there a little early as the beach gets crowded by midday.
Flanked on each side by two picture-perfect sandy beaches, the old town of Side is one of Turkey’s oldest and most famous holiday spots. Along the coast, you’ll find a world-class selection of hotels and things to do during your visit. Whether you’re a history buff or beach lover, there’s something in Side for everyone.
USP: A beautiful beach wrapped up in ultimate history.
Where to stay: Aydinbey King’s Palace Spa & Resort, Side Star Elegance, and Crystal Palace Luxury Resort & Spa.
What’s Nearby? If you can make it possible to drag yourselves away from the beach for a minute, then you should definitely treat yourselves to an evening of fine dining at the charming Conny’s Restaurant and bar. You can also enjoy beachside snacks at the delicious Side Beach Club, Nirvana Cocktail Bar, and Shisha Café.
Getting there: The easiest way to reach Antalya is by flying to Antalya Airport from Istanbul.
Water sports: Banana boats, diving, flyboarding, fly fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, ringos, scuba excursions, sofa.
Named as one of the best Turquoise Coast beaches, Calis Beach is well-known for its stunning warm waters and golden sands. This is a great place to escape from the world. Make sure to put this on your bucket list!
USP: A breathtaking beach to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Where to stay? Lykia Botanika Beach & fun Club, Diana Residence, Jiva Beach Resort.
What’s Nearby? Take a break from the tanning with a bite to eat at one of the many delicious restaurants to be found along the beachfront. Indulge your taste buds with a delicious meal at Barbella, and Beach House Restaurant & Bar.
What’s your pick?