Top 10 Must-Visit Beaches in Istanbul

Top 10 Must-Visit Beaches in Istanbul

As hot summer approaches, people flock to Istanbul’s amazing beaches to enjoy the best times on the Marmara Sea coats, the Black Sea coast, and the Bosphorus.

With its distinctive location between two continents, Istanbul is known for its delicate summer ambiences, overlooking many water bodies and bays.

In this article, we will discover Istanbul’s most famous beaches that attract many locals and tourists.

1. Nakibey Beach

Nakibey Beach is one of Istanbul’s most beautiful beaches on the Asian side of the city, the most popular one for both locals and tourists. It is located on the princess islands, in the grand island, on the Marmara Sea.

The beach was established in 1984, attracting visitors and offering enjoyable activities in stunning ambiences. It features powdery sands, making it very safe for swimming for children. It can be reached by ferry from Eminonu or any other port.

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2. Dalyan Beach

Dalyan Beach is one of Istanbul’s wonderful beaches, located in Demircikoy, with stunning views of the Black Sea nearby the Bosphorus on the European side of the city.

The beach was opened in 2002, having many playgrounds, restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities. It features special spots for reading books amidst the beach’s tranquillity and unique charm.

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3. Solar Beach

Solar Beach is one of Istanbul’s cleanest beaches, with many facilities for families in summer. The beach spreads out along the Black Sea for1km on the European side of Istanbul.

It has a featured location nearby Belgrad Forests, with crystal blue water, powdery sands, and a tranquil atmosphere.

4. The Golden Beach

It is an only-women beach in Istanbul, suitable for women with hijab. The beach is located on the Bosphorus in Sariyer, nearby Sultan Selim I Bridge.

You can get to the beach by public transport or ferry and get off at Rumeli Kavagi station.

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5. Burc Beach

Burc Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the European side of the city, located in the Gumesdere District nearby Belgrad Forests.

The beach spreads along the Black Sea for 2 km, having a café and car parks, an attraction for students in nearby universities as well as tourists.

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6. Ordu Coast

Within Tuzla District, Ordu Beach is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, known for its massive sports hall and impressive restaurant.

With its pleasant ambience, it attracts visitors from all over Istanbul, where they can enjoy windsurfing supervised by a professional training team.

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7. Kilyos Beach

Kilyos Beach is located on the Black Sea within Sariyer District on the European side of Istanbul, featuring the charming Black Sea climate. It is known for its clean coast and golden sands. The beach has special places for making barbeques.

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8. Florya Coast

Florya Coast is located within the luxurious district of Florya, one of the most famous beaches on the European side of the city. The beach has remarkable attention as locals and tourists flock there. It has a distinctive location nearby the most prominent shopping malls.

Those who like to enjoy nearby beaches consider the Florya Coast that has stunning views of mountains. The beach offers a wide variety of water sports, one of the best spots for swimming and suitable for family.

9. Kadikoy Beach

Kadikoy Coast spreads out along the Marmara Sea on the Asian side of Istanbul, with various tourist facilities. Tourists and visitors gather to enjoy its striking green views of the princess islands.

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10. Caddebostan Beach

Caddebostan Beach is located on the Asian side of Istanbul within the Kadikoy District, and it comprises two public beaches and a private one.

The beach is 1 km long with various service and entertainment facilities, including sunbathing chairs, umbrellas, clothes change rooms, and many cafes.

Due to its featured location, Caddebostan Beach is one of Istanbul’s most-visited beaches, located in the Kadikoy district, a tourist destination.

The beach features clean and crystal water that attracts tourists and youth on hot summer days.


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