Best Beaches of Antalya, Turkey

Best Beaches of Antalya,  Turkey

Antalya is the most important tourism destination of Turkey. Antalya is a holiday paradise in a lovely natural setting. The length of the coasts of Antalya is 640 kilometers.

Antalya has plenty of beaches that range from tourist favorites to more local beaches with historic ruins.

The region is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year and is thus perfect for a lazy holiday of sunbathing and swimming, or for sporting activities such as windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing, mountain climbing, hunting, and spelunking.

Those who vacation in March and April can ski in the mornings and in the afternoons swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. The coast is lined with magnificent beaches lapped by clear blue waters, and surrounded by pine forests, olive and citrus groves, palm trees, avocado trees, and banana plantations.

The sea is deep and the beaches do not show continuity due to the steep slopes of the mountains on the west coast of Antalya.

There are many beaches in Antalya with the Blue Flag. (Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the independent non-profit organization Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label given to beaches and marinas having reached to a standard stated in the criteria. One national FEE member is responsible for the implementation of the program, which is TURCEV (Foundation for Environmental Education in Turkey) in Turkey. National website of TURCEV is .)

Here is the best beaches of Antalya…

Cleopatra Beach

Cleopatra Beach is not only Antalya, but also one of the most popular beaches of the Mediterranean Region. Over 2 million tourists visit this beach annually.

This beach is located to the west of the historical peninsula of Alanya, a district of Antalya. It starts from the end of Damlatas Cave. The length of the beach is approximately 2 km.

The length of this beach is about 2 km. It is a fine sandy beach. One of the features of this beach, which is said to have been bathed by Cleopatra, is that the sea is shallow.

Cleopatra, the last Hellenistic queen of ancient Egypt, is told to swim in the crystal clear waters of this beach. Over 2 million tourists visit this beach annually.

Damlataş Cave is right at the entrance of the beach. Therefore, it is commonly known as Damlataş Beach. 

Kleopatra Beach is a blue flag beach. The length of this beach is about 2 km. The sea on the beach is quite shallow. In this region, the sea is shallow up to 8-10 meters and then deepens. Cleopatra beach which is quite spacious is very clean. It is possible to watch the fishes and the natural beauty of the seabed when swimming with sea goggles.

It is a fine sandy beach. Located right at the foot of Alanya Castle, this beach has perfect sea and sand.

The beach is named after Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen. According to legend, Roman general Antony gave Alanya and its environs to Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen. Cleopatra, the last Hellenistic queen of ancient Egypt, is told to swim in the crystal clear waters of this beach.  legend has it that Queen Cleopatra went down to the beach every day to take a bath.

The small bay of the beach, which extends towards the peninsula and consists of large stones, is called Cleopatra Bay. Cleopatra Bay is characterized by its clear water. 

The entrance to the beach is free. It is not compulsory to hire sunbeds and umbrellas at the beach. With your own umbrella and towels, you can come to a suitable place of the beach and create a special environment for yourself.

Patara Beach, Turkey: Home of the Carette Carette Turtles

Patara Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches of Antalya. Located on the seafront of the ancient city of Patara, Patara Beach offers a magnificent experience as well as this historical and cultural heritage.

360-degree View of Patara Beach

Patara beach is located within the boundaries of Gelemis Village between Kaş and Fethiye district of Antalya.

Location of Patara Beach The beach is named after the ancient city of Patara. The beach attracts nature lovers because of its unspoiled natural structure.

Patara beach is the longest and the most magnificent of the surrounding beaches. The beach has a depth of 200-300 meters in some parts and the length of the beach is 18 km.

Patara beach is under the protection of the Caretta Caretta turtles spawning area by the Natural Life Protection Foundation. Due to this feature, Patara beach has been declared as a ‘Special Environmental Protection Area’ by the Turkish Government.

Patara Beach is being used between 15 May and 15 September by visitors and sea turtles, on a rotation basis. Between 08.00 and 20.00 visitors,  between 20.00-08.00 Caretta carettas use beach. It is strictly forbidden to use umbrellas or sunbeds in the spa area of the Caretta caretta. Those who do not comply with this prohibition must pay a fine. In addition, after 20.00 to enter the beach, light on, making noise is also the reason for punishment.

The entrance to Patara Beach is chargeable. The beach is reached through the ancient city of Patara. The museum Card is valid.

İncekum (Fine Sand) Beach

Incekum Beach is located approximately 20 km. to the west of the Alanya district. It is a beautiful beach consisting of natural and fine sands. There is a tent camp area. The sand of the beach is extremely thin and non-sticky.

The beach is located on the 26th kilometer of the Antalya-Alanya Highway, within the boundaries of Avsallar Town.

The beach is near the Incekum promenade area where the sea and the forest are intertwined.

Incekum beach is a place of interest for everyone with its sparkling sea and unique sand. It is an advantage for families with young children that the sea does not suddenly deepen.

It is a beautiful beach consisting of natural and fine sands. The sand of the beach is extremely thin and non-sticky.

There is a tent camp area. Parking and entrance to the beach are chargeable. Sun beds and umbrellas are also chargeable. For 2019, sun beds and umbrellas are 5 Turkish Liras each.

Olympos Beach of Antalya, Turkey

Olimpos Beach is located in Yazir Village of Kumluca District of Antalya Province. The beach is reached by walking along the creek through the ancient city of Olympos, a port city. This long beach is also one of the spawning areas of Caretta Caretta turtles.

Phaselis Beach of Antalya, Turkey

This beach is 15 minutes from Kemer Town and 45 minutes from Antalya. Phaselis Beach is located in Kemer district of Antalya. The beaches are intertwined with the ancient city that has the same name (Phaselis).  Phaselis has 3 beautiful beaches. Every port of this ancient city is also a beautiful bay.  This beach is one of the most beatiful beaches on Antalya and Turkey. The beaches around the bays is sheltered, pebbled and sandy. These are delightful beaches… The sea of the beach is small pebbled and sandy. No algae on the beaches. There are big stones only at certain points of the coast. Since it is a natural pool view, water depth is reset in all circles. The beach is located between nature and the historical ruins. The waters here are calm and safe for children and young swimmers.

Konyaalti Beach

This beach is one of the most famous beach of Antalya, Turkey. Konyaaltı Beach is located in Konyaalti, Muratpasa District of Antalya. This beach is one of the longest beaches of Antalya and Turkey. The length of the beach is about 7 km. Beach starts from the variant at the end of the cliffs and continues until the harbor.

The beach has a small pebble beach. Sea is deepening after just 2-3 meters.

Behind the beach, there are many bars, cafes, nightclubs and entertainment venues, great beaches for hiking and sports. It is bound inwards by the beach park and numerous bars, cafes, nightclubs and hotels.

The beach is patrolled by lifeguards. The free of charge changing rooms and showers are available for all visitors on the beach.

Adrasan Beach: The Maldives of Turkey

Adrasan beach is located in a wonderful bay, 75 km from Antalya. The beach has a clear blue sea. The bottom of the water can be seen up to 20 meters. Adrasan Bay is also suitable for diving. The length of the beach is approximately 2 km.

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