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Beach holiday in Turkey for a first timer?

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Beach holiday in Turkey for a first timer?

Hi my wife and I are planning a week beach holiday in October and looking for some suggestions. Although we did a City Break to Istanbul a few years ago, we've never done a beach holiday here.

We have a 4 year old and want somewhere where she can be entertained. So our criteria is as follows:

- Nice clean sandy beaches

- Child and family friendly

- evening entertainment

- good variety of restaurants and hotels

I look forward to any personal recommendations.


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1. Re: Beach holiday in Turkey for a first timer?

plenty of great beaches on the med.




a few places come to mind...perhaps Dalyan, Cirali, Patara and Side just to mention a few.

many beaches in Turkey are shingle beaches with mixes of sand and pebbles. There are only a few real sandy beaches..like Patara, Lara beach, Belek and Side..but for beautiful scenery and clear beaches many shingle beaches are better in my opinion.

some of the best beaches are from Antalya - Fethiye



many factors will determine which resort you wish to visit first being which airport to fly into. Dalaman, Antalya, or Bodrum

If you are looking for a small resort and off the beaten path you could look at Cirali as a quiet alternative....stunning beach, lush forests., ancient ruins, .an idyllic, concrete-free paradise, and sparkling clear seas. The Cirali Beach is also a rare opportunity to visit one of the Med’s few remaining nesting sites for loggerhead turtles.

Check out the best family hotels in Turkey with the new 2014 Travellers Choice Wwards



you will notice that there are many listed for Antalya, Belek, Side, and Kemer amongst many other locations in Turkey worth mentioning

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