Discover Turkey, home of swimming beaches


Stretching from Europe all the way to the Middle East, Turkey has truly beautiful swimming beaches in the city centres. See below for the top 10 swimming beaches, which are public, mostly crowd but the swimming is great.


Konyaalti: Konyaalti is Antalya’s very popular city beach with its long pebble beach. You can enjoy swimming in the blue flag sea or have fun with the activities. The beach is largely divided up by concessions, each with its own restaurant, umbrellas, deck chairs and showers.

Lara: Lara has lots of wonderful beaches for swimming, known for its golden sand. Here, you will be finding several options for accommodation just by the side of golden sandy beach. Lara Beach is definitely an ideal place for swimming.

Mermerli: Mermerli is a beautiful city beach in Antalya. It is small, but has everything necessary for swimming and sunbathing, a sandy beach, calm shallow water, bar and restaurant.


Pirlanta: Pirlanta, which means diamond in Turkish, describes the creamy whiteness of this sandy stretch of the peninsula. The beach is long and wide and faces the open Aegean. It is also easily accessible by public transportation.

Sarimsakli: Sarimsakli Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ayvalik. The beach is a popular attraction amongst locals and tourists alike.


Ladies: Ladies Beach is one of the most beautiful sandy and busiest swimming beaches in Kusadasi. The sunset at Ladies Beach is worth to see. You can also enjoy all the water sports activities in this beach.

Calis: Calis Beach is all about a long stretch of sand and shingle. Gently lapped by warm blue waters, this great beach is sprinkled with plenty of comfortable loungers just waiting for sun hungry bodies.

Altinkum: Altinkum literally means Golden Sand an appropriate description of the beautiful beach. Popular with families it has a range of accommodation and plenty of restaurants and bars for entertainment.

Gumbet: Gumbet is the closest long sandy beach to Bodrum, very popular with holidaymakers to stay here close to the beach and venture into Bodrum at night.


Kilyos: Kilyos has the sandy beaches, hotels, motels and camping facilities. It is located on the European Black Sea Coast, only 35 km away from Istanbul.