Bridging the East and West
Turkey has an 8000km coastline and some very impressive beaches, making it one of the most regular haunts for a beach holiday in Turkey. Turkey is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the south, the Black Sea on the north and the Aegean Sea in the west and happens to be dotted with breathtakingly beautiful beaches. The Turkish shoreline offer travelers miles of sun soaked sand and gravel beaches. The two most popular beaches for a relaxing beach holiday in Turkey are Olu Deniz Beach and the Altinkum Beach. There are a host of other less popular beaches that attract tourists as well. Located on the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea, Olu Deniz is a beach resort village, with the beach rated one of the five best beaches in the world! Due to its outstanding natural beauty, this beach is declared a part of national conservation project and it is protected from any building and developments activity. The weather is superb and you can swim in the natural lagoon behind the beach ten months of the year. The small town has a numbers of hotels and accommodation is never a problem, although you must book in advance. Another popular summer resort in Turkey with a stunning beach is the Altinkum beach resort. Other popular locations for a beach holiday in Turkey include a few of the beaches along the Mediterranean coastline like the Patara, Olimpos, Alanya, Side, Calis, Anamur and Kemer beaches. The Pamucak Beach, 7 km west of Ephesus has soft spongy sands that slowly elevate in the southern fringes of the beach to Kusadasi, the Aqua Fantasy Water Park. The beach itself is always abuzz with activity with the Aegean Sea waves whipping up the sands and blurring the waters. In Ephesus itself, is the Kusadasi beach has become popular with the tourists. Its proximity to the Ephesus remains attracts both historical tourists as well as the conventional beach public. Turkey scores 8 on 10 as a beach holiday destination.