Ayvalik beaches: Many people think of the sea, sun and sand trio when it comes to holiday. Ayvalık district of Balikesir is one of the popular places preferred for holidays with its beaches and nature. Therefore, it welcomes thousands of tourists every year.
4 Best Beaches in Ayvalik
Cataltepe Beach (Çataltepe Plajı). Cataltepe Beach, which is among the most beautiful beaches in Ayvalik, has a very calm waveless beach. It has both clean waters and many natural and artificial opportunities. Its depth is suitable for both children and people who do not know how to swim. The outer floor of the beach consists of stones and pebbles. The water floor consists of fine and soft sand.
There are cafeterias and kiosks for food and drink on the beach, which is approximately 500 m long. You can also stay with tents on the beach, which offers showers, sun loungers and toilet facilities for vacationers. Evaluated as excellent by the Turkish Ministry of Health, the beach welcomes thousands of tourists every year.
Badavut Beach (Badavut Plajı). Located 13 km away from Ayvalik town centre, this beach is highly appreciated by its visitors. Since it is not very deep, it is ideal for children and non-swimmers. It has a clear water structure, especially when it is quite cold at times.
The outer surface of the beach and the water floor consists of fine and soft sand. The beach, whose water cleanliness is evaluated as excellent by the Turkish Ministry of Health, also offers more than one opportunity to its visitors. In the surrounding area, you can stay comfortably in tents as well as in luxury hotels that are extremely close to the beach.
With a beach length of approximately 800 m, this place offers multiple possibilities and activities. There are facilities such as toilet, changing cabin, parking lot for those who come with their personal vehicle, sun loungers and showers. It offers the opportunity to do activities such as Jet Ski, pedalo, banana and windsurfing. Here, you can enjoy the trio of sea, sun and sand, as well as do more than one sea activity.
Sarimsakli Beach (Sarımsaklı Plajı). The beach, which is 8 km away from Ayvalik town center, is located in the town of Küçükköy. The beach, which has a very suitable depth level, is very suitable for non-swimmers and children. It has extremely clear and clean waters with blue flag. In addition to being blue flagged, it is also evaluated as excellent by the Turkish Ministry of Health.
The barrier-free beach also offers facilities such as a disabled ramp, sun loungers and toilets. Transportation is provided by personal vehicle. The water floor and the outer floor consist of extremely soft and warm sands. Sarimsakli Beach, with a beach length of approximately 200 meters, offers its visitors more than one opportunity. It also offers facilities such as lifeguards, showers, changing cabins, sun loungers and toilets, as well as a buffet and cafeteria.
Ortunc Bay Beach (Ortunç Koyu). This bay is located on Cunda Island, which is famous for its beaches. The beach, which has a blue flag, welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. At the same time, since it is located in the area declared as a national park, it is closed to construction. This gives vacationers a better holiday experience.
Since the depth of the beach is shallow, it is very suitable for non-swimmers and children. Although it offers facilities such as parking and sun loungers, it is necessary to pay a certain amount to access these facilities.
It has a very rich underwater world. That’s why many divers come here to dive. Activities such as swimming and diving can be done. There are activities not only in the water but also in the forest around the bay. At the beginning of these activities are nature walks and cycling.