As the summer heat reveals itself, people have started seeking beaches. Good news is that you don’t need to go to the other side of Turkey to find a good beach. Because there are very beautiful beaches near Istanbul. Moreover, while you can day trip to these beaches, there are also various stay options. Here are some clean, beautiful, and peaceful beaches in and around Istanbul where you can go for a weekend getaway...
Kilyos Beach - Istanbul
Kilyos Public Beach in Istanbul is located on the shores of Black Sea. Being very easy to reach from the city center, this beach is ideal for short vacations too. You can either go swimming in the public beach, or spend time in the private beaches which have increased in number recently.
Madam Martha Beach - Burgazada
Would you like to end your tour in the Islands by going swimming in a beautiful sea? Madam Martha Beach in Burgazada is a favorite with many people. The beach located just at the back of the island is very quiet. At this beach, the beautiful blue of Marmara and the gorgeous lush green of Burgazada blend in together.
Şarköy - Tekirdağ
Located 234 km away from Istanbul, Şarköy, a town in Tekirdağ, boasts a great sea. Şarköy where lots of Istanbulites rent houses to spend the summer or enjoy a day-trip has a very unique characteristic. After going for a swim at Şarköy Beach, one of the blue flag beaches of Marmara Sea, you can also visit the surrounding places such as Erikli, Mürefte, Uçmakdere, and Hoşköy.
Cebeci Beach - Kocaeli
Cebeci Beach located in Kocaeli is a blue flag beach with an amazing view. The beach has a very fine sand and a very clean sea. You can go swimming in Cebeci, a village in Kandıra town, and then, spend time in the venues located at the beach.
Ayazma Beach - Şile
Ayazma Beach, one of the two blue flag beaches in Istanbul, has a cold sea. On the other hand, it is known that Ayazma Beach has a good ranking in sea water measurements. In order to eliminate any confusion for those wishing to go there, Ayazma Beach is also known as Şile Public Beach.
Genoese Castle Beach - Düzce
If you’re into culture, history, sea and nature then Genoese Castle Beach located in Düzce is right up your alley. There is a 40-km shoreline at Genoese Beach where you can witness every shade of green. This blue flag beach also has a very fine sand.
Akçakeşe Beach - Şile
60 km away from Istanbul, Akçakeşe Beach makes a great route for an amazing summer vacation. With its perfect sand and clean sea, it is absolutely an amazing place.
Riva Beach - Istanbul
Riva is also known as Çayağzı Village. A place within the borders of Beykoz, this beach is pretty favorite as it is close to the center of Istanbul. When in Riva make sure to soak up the fresh air while swimming in its spotlessly clean sea! And the sunset is also worth watching!
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