Ilica Plaji Beach

Ilica Plaji is another beautiful beach on the Turkey’s Cesme peninsula. With crystalline turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea and powder white sand you can truly relax and enjoy the beauty all around. As an added bonus the beach here isn’t as crowded as most areas in the Southern Aegean and Mediterranean.

The Cesme Peninsula has been a popular destination for wealthy people from Izmir for many years. In addition to relaxing on the beach, you can go on sailing or boating excursions. There are also any number of ancient sites in the region which are well worth exploring.

The water at Ilica stays shallow for a considerable distance from the shore. This means it is nicely warmed by the sun and the perfect temperature for a relaxing swim. There are also reputedly thermal springs which bubble up minerals that mix into the water, allegedly endowing it with special healing powers. And if that doesn’t cure your ails then try a mud bath which reportedly cure many a condition.

The beach at Ilıca is around 1.5 km long and while some sections of the beach are private there is plenty of public space. A frequent stiff, cross-shore breeze makes here, and neighboring Alaçatı, an internationally recognised spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax, Ilica beach is a great choice. You can bask in the warm sea, relax on the beach, and allow your body to rest and recover from the stress back home.

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