West Turkey

Turkish beaches are world renowned and considered some of the top beaches around the globe. Located at the cusp of two continents, Turkey’s central location and exotic culture makes it a popular tourist destination. Turkish beaches all offer the iconic turquoise waters, along with much, much more. Here are some of the best beaches on the Turkish coast outlined for you.

Kaputas Beach

Located between Kas and Kalkan in the Antalya province in southwestern Turkey, Kaputas Beach is virturally untouched with an incredibly preserved scenery. Kaputas’ location surrounded by cliffs has protected it from being over developed, as many Turkish beaches unfortunately succumb to. Thus, there are no hotels or bars on the beach here. Instead, there are a few vendors who sell snacks and umbrellas throughout the day. Kaputas is a secluded cove that is also a popular visit for the infamous Blue Cruise.

Iztuzu Beach

In the Mugla Province, Iztuzu Beach is located near Dalyan, another popular beach destination in Turkey. The 4.5 kilometer long beach is a narrow strip of sand that divides the Dalyan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Turtle Beach, Iztuzu is the breeding ground for Loggerhead Sea Turtles, which is an endangered species. In an attempt to help preserve the beach and the turtle species, Turkish authorities have imposed strict regulations. For example, from the beginning of May until the end of October, the public is not allowed on the beach after 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. Additionally, there are marked nesting zones where umbrella, sun beds, and laying down are prohibited. By being aware of the rules and regulations, you can still enjoy a trip to the beautiful Iztuzu Beach and see its iconic Loggerhead Turtles.

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Calis Beach

Calis Beach, a few kilometers away from Fethiye in the Mugla Province, is known for its iconic sunset views. Only a short drive away from the infamous Oludeniz and Blue Lagoon, Calis Beach compliments the other beaches nearby. A small town with one main road, Calis boasts a long boardwalk with numerous bars and restaurants providing great views of the sea. Calis provides a long stretch of beach– it’s so nice that dolphins also frequent its waters.

Palamutbuku Beach

Located on the Datca Peninsula, Palamutbuku Beach is a well kept secret in Datca. It has not become a victim of over development, as Datca works hard to keep its beaches pristine. There are only a few restaurants and one small hotel on the beach at Palamutbuku. Virtually untouched and located on a calm bay, Palamutbuku is clear and has crisp, cool waters on those hot summer days.


datca turkey windmills

The Mugla province of Turkey is a very popular spot for wonderful beaches and Datca is no exception. It, like so many of the other best beaches in Turkey sits in this southwestern corner along the Turkish riviera. Datca is one of the famous stops along Turkey’s “Blue Cruise” and the tour has taught and […]

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kusadasi turkey

Located in the heart of the Turkish riviera, Kusadasi is in the middle of just about everything there is to love about the Aegean coast. Kusadasi is close to a number of other great resort towns like Bodrum and right next door to some of the most popular historical sites in the world like Ephesus. […]

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kemer boats turkey

Kemer is a resort town in the Antalya province close to many of the Antalya’s equally beautiful beaches. While Kemer is one of the best beaches in Turkey and popular with local tourists, it still has a quiet, relaxing feel. The beaches of Kemer aren’t typically overcrowded outside of the month of August where the […]

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sailboats in bodrum

Probably the most famous beaches in Turkey are in Bodrum, along Turkey’s western Aegean coast. In fact, it is estimated that the population of Bodrum increases nearly four-fold during the summer months. Bodrum is where the Turkish movie stars and elite from all over Europe vacation when in coming to Turkey. It is also a […]

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oludeniz turkey photos

This peninsula located in the southwest corner of Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast is visually extraordinary in a region where such a feat is difficult to accomplish. The shape of the beach in the Mugla province is very distinct, jutting out into the light blue waters and alluring countless tourists with its white sand beaches. Although […]

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altinkum beach

Altinkum is nestled in the middle of Turkey’s western coast and is still a bit of a local secret. More accurately, we should say that it’s a secret to everyone except the locals, since Turks flock there every summer. Altinkum still hasn’t hit the average tourist’s radar but that’s changing quickly as the area develops […]

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Where To Go In Oludeniz

oludeniz beach boat

Oludeniz is a small, but popular beach resort town just minutes from Fethiye. There is a lot to see and things to do in Oludeniz. Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon is the most iconic part of Oludeniz, and the main reason tourists flock there in the summer months. This distinct peninsula juts out from the […]

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What To Do In Oludeniz

paragliding oludeniz turkey

Oludeniz, meaning “Dead Sea” in Turkish, is one of the most well-preserved beaches in Turkey. Designated as a Blue Flag beach, the Blue Lagoon, which is part of Oludeniz, is considered a national park. Though the clear blue waters of this beach are lovely, there are other activities to do in and around Oludeniz. Paragliding […]

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