Discover Turkey, home of secret beaches
Here are the top 10 unspoilt, deserted beaches with a perfect blue sky, scorching sun and azure coloured sea. Crowd free beaches, from hidden bays to pristine secluded coves. If you are looking for a quiet escape, check out these 10 secluded beaches.
If a summer holiday in Turkey makes you think of crowded beaches and heaving resorts, think again. For swimmers and sun worshipper, Turkey offers the best dream beaches.
Scattered among the mountainous peninsulas lie hidden arcs of sand, pretty shingle bays and unspoilt villages with simple restaurants opening out on to the beach. Most can only be reached by car or boat, meaning they are rarely busy, even in the height of summer.
Cirali: If you want a more relaxed, romantic atmosphere, Cirali is the beach for you. It is far more secluded and smaller than the other two beaches mentioned so far, and is backed by a forest, which is filled with Roman ruins.
Phaselis: Phaselis is a ancient city, which has magical mix of pine forests and golden sandy beach. This secret beach is famous with its superb swimming opportunities and natural beauty of the clear sea.
Assos: The old town and ancient city occupy a rocky peak, with stunning views of the Aegean and Greece beyond, while its harbour is one of the most picturesque to be found anywhere on the Aegean coast.
Foca: Foca is popular with Turkish holidaymakers living in nearby Izmir. Its historic sites include a Genoese castle and a small ancient theatre. The resort is split into two bays with beaches in each.
Sarigerme: Sarigerme is a large sandy beach, scenic and spacious. With its back surrounded by pine forests and facing a long beach with fine sand and a clean sea. It is a very special location indeed for families with children.
Palamutbuku: This untouched cove just far out into the South Aegean and is awash with almond trees, olives and wild flowers. The water is clean and cool, and the sea is like turquoise silk linen.
Butterfly Valley: Turkey’s most photogenic beach is Butterfly Valley. Thousands of butterflies live in the trees behind the beach. There are just a few treehouses in which to rest your head.
Kabak: Kabak is the perfect place to escape package holiday groups and most visitors come here to chill out in one of the many wooden huts and bungalows, set in the pine-forested valley behind the sand-and-pebble beach.
Sinop: Sinop has many fascinating things to see, and the beaches are small. Nice beaches, never crowded, because the Black Sea water is usually pretty chilly.
Inkumu: Inkumu is a unique tourism attraction on the Black Sea coast. Sea shore is full of green pine forests, sand and bright sea.