Antalya has many sandy beaches, and the icing on the cake is that some of them are classed as the best in Turkey. Antalya also ranks as the number one location in Turkey for Blue flags beaches. Over 200 of them adhere to environmental and cleanliness standards needed to receive the award. Those beaches are scattered all around the Antalya region and not just confined to the city centre. So, if copious amounts of sand are what you want, where should you go?
Beaches in TurkeyRead about beaches in Turkey. Which are the best beaches, from Oludeniz Blue Lagoon to endless Patara beach, read how Turkish beaches have 400 blue flags
These hidden beaches are virtually unknown to tourists, who prefer to stick to Turkey's better known spots. While Oludeniz and Patara are certainly beautiful and worthy of visiting, there's nothing quite like discovering a hidden gem. Explore some of the lesser-known beach locations in Turkey on your next beach holiday.
Seaside living in Turkey is more popular now than ever before. Many Turks from the inner cities have holiday homes in the coastal resorts of the Aegean and Mediterranean. The same trend applies to thousands of foreigners who have bought holiday homes in Turkey or moved here to live out their retirement. The resort of Fethiye attracts British buyers, while Antalya has turned into a cosmopolitan hub of many nationalities including Russians and Europeans.
Turkey is one of the top beach holiday destinations in the world, and rightly so. Just over 7,000 kilometres of pristine coastline that during summer become “must-visit” places for couples, friends, solo travellers and families have earned it this sought-after reputation. But can we guess your favourite beach in Turkey? Have a read and let us know if we have missed any of your top Turkish beaches out.
Famed for its white sugar cubed houses tumbling down the hillsides, Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey also has another luring attribute. The small bays and caves of the peninsula are home to some of the country’s best beaches making it a popular holiday destination. Those stretches of golden sand, combined with the blue waters of the Aegean and a hedonistic lifestyle of boats and parties have catapulted it into one of the top spots of the Turkish Riviera. Enjoy the best beaches of Bodrum guide.
Beautiful Patara is much more than the eighteen kilometre expanse of sand that attracts thousands of visitors each year. It was also home to an ancient Lycian civilisation - one of the most important centres in the ancient world. Explore the white sands and the ruins of Patara, just a short drive from neighbouring Kalkan or Kas.
More than 420 Blue Flag Beaches, scattered across three broad stretches of coastline from the North to the South, make a perfect day out or beach holiday. Antalya, a district of Southern Mediterranean Turkey, is one such area boasting of many beautiful and long, sandy beaches stretching for more than 600 kilometres - find out the best beaches in Antalya inside this blog.
With the coastlines of Turkey being home to four seas, the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmara and Black Sea, naturally there are hundreds of beaches to enjoy for travellers over an area stretching more than 7,000 kilometres. We present six of the best under-rated beaches in Turkey, giving you the opportunity to get off the beaten track, and experience some amazing beaches you might not have heard of before.
There is a famous saying about small beaches and sunbeds that make it seem like “sunbathers are all packed in like sardines” - everyone stacked together with the sand of the beach covered by the plastic of sunbeds. This will never happen on the Blue Flag Oludeniz Beach in Fethiye. Long and wide, the golden sand stretches from the Blue Lagoon, up to the edge of the village and the aqua colour water, has a warm temperature luring swimmers as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
Showcasing the rise of Antalya to become one of Europe's top destinations for British tourists and those looking to become full time expats in Turkey with a second home, we take a look what makes Antalya tick over the last few decades - from the beautiful sandy beaches, the friendly atmosphere and welcoming locals, to the low prices for luxury properties that would cost a fortune back home; Antalya offers incredible natural wonders and great links to the UK - and with over 10 million tourists embarking upon Antalya's shores every year, it is not hard to see just why the region is fast becoming known as one of the best beach cities in the world - find out for yourself here.
From gorgeous private retreats on the famous island of Ibiza, to stunning huge houses along the Caribbean Riviera Maya in sunny Mexico, to a peaceful retreat home by the sea in Sovalye Island, Turkey - an island so quiet there are no roads - we bring to you our 7 top beach villas in the entire world. We have searched high and low to ensure that only the best is showcased here, but be warned, one read of this will have you packing for the nearest beach in a heartbeat, in fact, writing this blog on a cool afternoon in Bodrum has us wanting to take the rest of the day off - so we shall see you at the beach! Make sure you bring the wine.
Turkey has just knocked France off its position to become the third country in the world with the highest number of blue flag beaches. With 383 blue flag beaches, 21 marinas and 13 yachts, Turkey becomes the 3rd out of 46 countries. Antalya in the Mediterranean coast boasts top position for blue flag beaches in Turkey with 179, followed by Mugla (Aegean and Mediterranean), Izmir, Aydin and Istanbul. Turkish holiday resorts in Oludeniz, Kemer, Bodrum and alike welcome the news as it signifies..