With its fantastic climate, diverse culture and stunning golden sandy beaches; it’s no wonder Turkey is one of the most popular European holiday destinations. If you’re looking to escape the daily grind and soak up a little sun, this is definitely the country to head to.
With plenty of bargain flights on offer, the only problem you’re likely to have is deciding which part to visit – which is why we’ve put together our guide to some of the best beaches in Turkey:
Just southwest of Antalya lies the stunning beach of Olimpos. If you’re looking for a beach with a difference then this is definitely the one for you. It may be one of the smaller, less touristy beaches but it features some of the most beautiful scenery on offer.
With a unique forest backdrop which is home to interesting Roman ruins, you’ll definitely want to bring your camera along with you.
Accommodation nearby mainly consists of tree houses with varying levels of comfort.
Sarigerme Beach, Dalaman
When you’re looking up Turkey holidays you’re likely to be offered plenty of flights to Dalaman. It’s the most popular part of the country and thousands of tourists flock here each year.
While many parts of the city are busy and packed full of tourists, there are some parts that remain somewhat undiscovered – Sarigerme Beach is just one of them.
Run by Sarced, a local organisation, this beach is constantly controlled and kept to a very high standard. There are rules you’ll have to follow while using the beach in order to preserve it but once you see this beautiful area you’ll understand why the rules are so strict. This beach is really close to the airport too so it’s great for a last minute burst of sun.
Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan
Another beach definitely worth a mention is Iztuzu, located to the northwest of Dalaman airport. One of the highlights of this beach is the fact it’s home to beautiful Loggerhead Turtles. These graceful animals are mesmerising to watch and tend to draw quite a crowd of interested tourists.
While plenty of tourists head here, the beach is big enough to ensure it never feels crowded. Travelling here is easy and there are regular excursion boats and minibuses from Dalyan.
Gumbet Beach, Bodrum
If you’re looking for a lively beach holiday then Gumbet Beach is the best place to head. There are several hotels located in the area and the nightlife is one of the best in the country.
The waters of the beach are quite shallow, though it’s still a popular surfing destination.
Also, as its located just 3km away from Bodrum, you’ll never be short of things to do!