Just imagine: glittering turquoise waters contrasted with sparkling white sand and lush green forests of cypress. This is what awaits you on the Antalya beaches that hug the Mediterranean coast of Turkey’s south. In fact, the ONLY setback is that the water can get too warm 😉
The Antalya beaches are Turkey’s biggest tourist magnet. In advertising for Turkey, promoters typically use breathtaking photos of the beach at Kaputaş (near Kas). Antalya beaches are so magnetic that there are tourists who’ve never even stepped foot in Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest and most-famous city but been to Antalya multiple times.
Swimming season in Antalya is quite long – from May until the end of October. We recommend either going at the beginning or end of this season to escape the crowds and the heat. Below, you’ll find the best places to swim in Antalya. Some places will have facilities and services, but some sites are more remote. But all of them are favorites among locals, and we’ve written which ones are blue-flagged beaches.
Each section is divided by district, but if you want to better orient yourself while researching Antalya beaches, check out our article on Antalya first!
We’ve laid it all out here so you don’t have to worry about anything – just don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!