Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey
- the "Turkish Riviera" - are most famous for Oludeniz
Beach near Fethiye,
more commonly known as the Blue
extraordinarily beautiful mix of deep blue and bright green hues
of the Blue Lagoon is the same reason that the whole of the Turkish
seaside is sometimes known as the Turquoise Coast.
must-see for any summer traveler to Turkey is Patara
in Antalya, the Patara is one of the Mediterranean's longest beaches
at 18 km. in length, and under protection by the Turkish government
for nesting sea
sweeping sand dunes, surrounded by ancient ruins - along with
stiff coastal breezes for excellent wind surfing - takes Patara
Beach to the top of lists of World's Best Beaches for both natural
beauty and great value.
It doesn't stop there, however, as Istanbul boasts one of the country's best beaches right in its own backyard at Suada, set in the middle of the Bosphorus with a 360-degree view of the metropolis. Other beaches usually making Turkey's "best of" list include the wild surf at Pirlanta Beach and the golden sands of Altinkum Beach on the Cesme Peninsula,
More about Turkey's best beaches around the Web:
Beaches - Good overview from Bugbog.com with mini-guides
to Patara Beach, Olu Deniz, Gemile Bay, Turtle Beach, Calis Beach
and more with pictures, best times to go, and tips on related
of the World: Beaches of Turkey - A 'been-there' traveler's
blog post with pictures and information on top beaches including
Patara, Oludeniz, Olimpos and Cleopatra Beaches with related resources.