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best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

York
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best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

Hi

Just come back after staying for 2 weeks in isolated villa in Oba near Alanya.

Loved it and planning to go to Turkey next year.

We would have a car again but this time would like to be near a more sandy coastline.

Found some nice secluded bays etc but very rocky.

Saw somewhere called Kusadasi on west coast ?

Completely open as regards location as we would rent a villa again but if anyone can advise best destination/coastline for more sandy beaches please.

Thanks

Richard

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1. Re: best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

Hi Richard,

the best sandy beaches are Olympos/Cirali, Patara and Dalyan.

The are all turtle beaches, and for that reason there are different regulations. Patara and Dalyan village are further away from the beach. building near the beach is not permitted, and both beaches have only one restaurant.

Get inspired here:

flickr.com/groups/…

Good luck!

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2. Re: best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

Hi

Would be renting a villa with a car again so looks like Kalkan would be a good spot - 15 to 20 mins from Patara beach.

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3. Re: best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

Actually there are lots of very nice sandy beaches in Turkey, especially on the Agean Coast (instead of Mediteranean coast where the sea is a bit too warm and too open, so there are waves especially in the afternoons). You should check Bodrum peninsula's southern coast, all the way it is full with sandy beaches. Kargi (Yesilyurtlular Sitesi), Ortakent, Aktur (Aktur Sitesi), Akyarlar (Akbuk), Gumbet are all sandy and the sea is less warm. (You can rent houses in these sites above.) The beaches in Kusadasi are sandy, but not of that good quailty, plus the sea is not nice there, very open. Some other good sandy beaches are Saros beach, way up north near Canakkale. Geyikli, facing Bozcaada. There are some good sandy beaches in Bozcaada (Ayazma for example), in Ayvalik (Sarmisakli and better yet Altinova), Pamucak Beach (near Ephesus, Selcuk), Altinkum (which means goldensand) in Didim, but I did not see this last one for the last 20 years.

Hope it helps.

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4. Re: best sandy coastline/beaches in turkey

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