Best Beaches In & Around Alanya

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  • 1. Kleopatra Beach

    Kleopatra Beach
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    Travel time from Alanya: approx 0.5 hrs

    Alanya has evolved through the centuries, from a defensive bastion on Turkey's southern Mediterranean flank to a thriving holiday resort. This legacy can be clearly seen at the town's best sandy stretch, Kleopatra beach, which sits at the foot of an imposing headland topped with a medieval castle.

    The beach is best viewed from the viewpoint of the castle as it stretches off into the distance backed by the steeply rising… read more »

  • 2. Alanya Beach

    Alanya Beach
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    Travel time from Alanya: approx 0.5 hrs

    With wide expanses of golden sands reaching into the inviting blue Mediterranean, Alanya's East beach is also the longest in town running from old Alanya harbour to neighbouring Oba Beach. Located just over the headland from Kleopatra beach the beach here receives less attention and acclaim, but is equally good.

    Being more sheltered it is often calmer than next door, and the sea floor drops away less steeply, meaning… read more »

  • 3. Side Beach

    Side Beach
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    Travel time from Alanya: approx 1 hr

    Side was once a little fishing village with a rich and ancient heritage. Pronounced "sea-day", which incidentally translates as pomegranate, Side exists on the site of what was an ancient Pamphylian city. The old town is set on a headland with ancient walls; beaches stretch out in both directions and the area is home to a wealth of archealogical treasures.

    Things have moved on a little since the halcyon days of… read more »

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