It goes without saying that Turkey has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The top ten beaches start with Patara south of Fethiye on the Mediterranean coast. It's 12.5 miles long and 150 yards wide. The shade and the accommodations are limited, but it is still the #1 beach. The most famous beach is Oludeniz which is also near Fethiye. It has great restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels. Olimpos 49 miles south of Antalya is a small and secluded beach that has a forest filled with Roman ruins behind it. Another beach known for an abundance of Roman ruins is Side, which 40 miles east of Antalya. Side is crowded and noisy, but the beach is unspoiled and beautiful. Alanya beach sits 72 miles east of Antalya. It is 14 miles long, so even when it’s crowded there’s plenty of sand and surf for everyone.
Iztuzu is 5 miles North West of Dalaman Airport and is known for cliff tombs and Caunos ruins. The beach is exceptional, especially when the logger-head turtles visit. The Bodrum Peninsula has some small beaches that are interesting and Kemer near Antalya is also a trendy beach area with a lot of local attractions to appreciate. Pamucak, 4 miles west of Ephesus, is a clean beach filled with dark sand. Calis, which is near Fethiye Bay, is a yacht loving community that’s nice, but it's not as nice as Kizkalesi in Silifke, which is only known to Turks and some savvy foreigners. The beach is small, but there is a castle out at sea and that makes it a cool place to be.