Patara Beach (near Kalkan): The longest beach in the Mediterranean, some 20km long with an average width of 50 metres, the beach here boasts dramatic dunes formed from silky soft sand. Patara, is the setting for one of the most extraordinary beaches in Turkey. Infact, in recent years it was rated as the best beach in the world by a British newspaper...The Sunday Times. Patara beach should not be missed with its gorgeous landscape and great swimming The site got its first Blue Flag in 1999 and provides a professional team cleaning the shore and underwater. This beach sounds really amazing!
Alaçati Bay (Çesme Peninsula): The stretch of this beach is small, but the beach opens up to an enormous bay. The beach is backed by hills, hills, and more hills, and is very pretty. This beach is a windsurfers paradise.
Pirlanta Beach (Çesme Peninsula): Pirlanta, which means "diamond" in Turkish, describes the creamy whiteness of this beaches sand. The beach is long and wide and faces the open Aegean. It's also easily accessible from Çesme's town center by dolmus.
Altinkum Beach (Çesme Peninsula): The golden-colored sand, how the beach got it's name, is located in a relatively difficult to find spot at the southern most tip of the Çesme peninsula. Luckily, this only serves to keep this public park blissfully empty and much less crowded.
Ayayorgi Beach (Çesme Peninsula): Ayayorgi is an attractive spot, hidden in an overgrowth of orange and olive groves and open to a small and intimate cove.
Ilica Beach (Çesme): This 7 kilometer long beach is famous throughout the world and is open to public. A beautiful and excellent white sand beach and the outstanding facilities of the Altin Yunus Marina and Holiday Complex. The bay here is ideal for water sports, especially windsurfing and sailing.
Ölüdeniz Beach (Ölüdeniz): Pictures just don't do this beach justice.. A beautiful Blue Lagoon, with still waters in no less than three shades of turquoise. Located five miles south of Fethiye, this is the most famous beach in Turkey but it is inevitably overcrowded with tourists.
Gemile Bay Beach (near Fethiye): If Olu Deniz is too crowded and commercial for you; try the secluded beach in Gemile Bay. This Beach is an unspoiled, charming cove with a great view of St. Nicholas Island.
Çalis Beach (near Fethiye): Çalis Beach is chilled, relaxing, and excellent for a family holiday or watersports. The coarse sand stretches for nearly 3 miles, bordered by a road with hotels, cafes and restaurants along the water front. This beach is situated 4 miles from Fethiye.
Butterfly Valley (Fethiye): If you can tear yourself away from the Blue Lagoon at OluDeniz, take the 30-minute boat ride to Butterfly Valley, a sandy paradise with a soaring gorge. It is a hidden gem of Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Deep, steep and accessible only by boat or via the Lycian Way walking trail. A place where you take nothing but photographs, and leave nothing but footprints.
Içmeler Beach (Marmaris Bay): Içmeler is in the bay of Marmaris, surrounded by green hills and next to the Marmaris resort. Its beach is half a mile long, with a promenade stretching from Marmaris all way round the bay to Içmeler. Içmeler is newer, smaller and quieter than hideous Maramaris. Excellent facilities and amenities. For those wishing to dive then Marmaris is the place to visit with its award-winning PADI & BSAC dive centre and excellent facilities and amenities.
Iztuzu Beach (Dalyan): Located in a breeding ground for loggerhead turtles, this beach is accessible by boat from Dalyan. There are rules here because Iztuzu Beach is a national preserve and breeding ground for the Caretta Caretta, or loggerhead turtle.
Kaputas Beach (near Kalkan): Kaputas Beach, is a mountain gorge with a small shingle cove beach. A small, sandy patch 400 steps down from the highway that feels like the middle of nowhere. From here, it's swimming distance to the Mavi Magara (Blue Cave) - the largest known sea cave in Turkey. Kaputas can be reached by dolmus and is approximately 10 minutes from Kalkan.
Ladies Beach and Kustur Beach (Kusadasi): Kusadasi's most famous beach is Ladies Beach which can be found just south of the town centre. It's a sandy beach with sunloungers and umbrellas available for rent and is lined with a promenade of places to eat and drink. In addition to Ladies beach there is Kustur Beach, which is 4 miles north of the town.
Cleopatra's Beach (Alanya): Alanya is one of the country's largest resorts. Cleopatra's Beach, on the Western side of the peninsula, is one of the better known beaches. It's sandy, pleasant and more secluded than Alanya beach on the East. A good range of watersports are available. But, it is often crowded with tourists.
Side Beaches (Side): Both Turks and foreigners come for the perfect white sand beaches, the seaside restaurants and bars. Fine sandy beaches each side of the town and some ancient ruins