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 favourites to more local beaches with historic ruins.
The region is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year and is thus perf ect 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 organisation 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 programme, which is TURCEV (Foundation for Environmental Education in Turkey) in Turkey. National website of TURCEV is www.turcev.org.tr .)
Here is the best beaches of Antalya…
This beach is located to the west of Alanya, a district of Antalya.
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.
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 near the Incekum promenade area where the sea and the forest are intertwined.
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 beach of Antalya and Turkey. The length of the beach is about 7 km.