Istanbul is among the most beautiful cities in the world with its historical and natural beauties. There are many beach options for those who want to swim with the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea coasts. There are many paid and free beaches in Istanbul. In the continuation of the article, you can take a look at the beaches in Istanbul and the details about the beaches.
Best Beaches in Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the extremely hot cities in summer. Istanbul is one of the commercially developed cities. For this reason, many people seek to do their job and enjoy the beach without leaving Istanbul. If you want to have a beach holiday, the Islands will be the best option. But if you are looking for a beach to swim for a day, the best option is to go to the nearest beach. If you are a tourist in Istanbul and do not know about the beaches and the city, you can choose the closest beach to you from the map below. Istanbul is one of the developed cities and is also one of the best touristic cities in Turkey.
So you may not know the environment or if you don’t know where to go, you don’t have to worry about it. Because there are many options for traveling in Istanbul. You can go to many places in Istanbul by paying little money by means of buses and trams. Another option is Taxi, but taxis are usually expensive. So before you decide to go somewhere by taxi, find out the price and negotiate. There are buses and trams that go to almost every part of Istanbul. There are also information boards at the stops. Finally, developing technology and everyone has a smartphone in their pocket. Thanks to the map, you can easily find your way.
Florya sun beach – Bakirkoy Istanbul (Florya Güneş Plajı)
Florya sun beach is among the most preferred beaches for those who want to enjoy the sea in Istanbul. Located in Istanbul’s Bakirkoy district, Florya sun beach is a private beach that welcomes many local and foreign visitors. A certain fee is paid to enter the beach, which is 9 km away from Bakirkoy.
The beach, operated by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, has a length of 800 meters. The beach is liked by many people in terms of cleanliness, and it can be crowded at almost any time of the day due to the many services it offers. If you want to find a nice place on the beach, it is recommended to go early in the morning.
Uzunya beach – Sariyer Istanbul (Uzunya Plajı)
Uzunya beach, located in one of the most beautiful bays of the Black Sea, is one of the beaches close to the center of Istanbul. You can enjoy the sea and the sun at the beach in Sariyer district of Istanbul as if you were on the Mediterranean coast.
The entrance fee to the beach, which serves with its cafeteria, restaurant, camping area, service and much more, is paid. The beach is open every day of the week from 09:00 to 20:00. Beach amenities include showers, WCs, changing cabins, sun loungers, umbrellas, lifeguards, parking and free Wi-Fi. The beach restaurant offers delicious food from breakfast to dinner. Located in a sheltered bay, the beach has an extremely calm sea. Since the sea is shallow, it is also suitable for children and non-swimmers.
Burc Beach – Sariyer Istanbul (Burç Beach)
Burc beach, which was opened on Kilyos Saritepe Campus by Bogaziçi University Alumni Association, is mostly preferred by students studying on campus. You can do many activities, from water sports to concerts, from beach volleyball to beach football, on the beach, which mostly appeals to young people and offers unlimited entertainment. Located half an hour from Istanbul, the beach is one of the most popular places for Istanbulites during summer holidays.
The entrance to the beach, which is open between 09:00 and 21:30 every day of the week, is paid. There are showers, changing cabins, WC, sun loungers, umbrellas, boxes, lifeguards on the beach. Burc beach, which has a cafe-bar, food court and fish restaurant, has the capacity to serve thousands of people at the same time. You can do water sports such as kite boarding, catamaran, wind surf on the beach, which offers many activities besides swimming and sunbathing. You can participate in the Kiteboard World Championship held every year, enter the concerts organized at certain times of the year, and have fun at the sunset parties organized on the weekends.
Beaches in Kadikoy (Caddebostan Plajı)
There are 2 beautiful beaches where you can swim in Kadikoy. Among them, the busiest one is Caddebostan beach. There is also Caddebostan beach 2 with the same name. The 2 beaches are very close to each other. Caddebostan coastline has beautiful walking areas, cafes and restaurants. The beaches are generally crowded because they are close to the center of Istanbul. You can easily find everything you need in and around the beaches.
Elmasburnu women’s beach – Beykoz Istanbul (Elmasburnu Kadınlar Plajı)
One of the most beautiful beaches of Istanbul, where green and blue meet, and located in Elmasburnu Nature Park, the beach is one of the best alternatives to enjoy the sea in Istanbul with its picnic areas, unique view, and clean sea. On the beach, there are children’s playgrounds and private resting areas. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays it serves women only, while other days it serves all visitors.
The entrance to the beach, which became a national park in 2011, is paid. There is a separate fee for sunbeds and umbrellas. If you want to spend time away from the eyes with your loved ones, you can choose a lodge. You can have your meal against the sunset view at the restaurant, which is located within the facility and has a wide menu. You can spend a pleasant holiday with your family in the summer months at the beach, which serves the same standards as the beaches in holiday resorts.
Riva Beach – Beykoz Istanbul (Riva Plajı)
Riva beach is a paid beach located within the borders of Istanbul province and Beykoz district. Riva beach is among the preferred beaches when holiday plans are made for a day. But for those who want to stay, there are luxury hotels and hostels for every budget in the region. This beach is among the cleanest seas of Istanbul. At the same time, those who want can rent a boat from Riva beach and take a boat tour on the Riva Stream.
Since the beach and sea are very beautiful, many people come here and choose to camp and watch the magnificent beauty of the sea when they wake up in the morning. Camping on Riva beach is free. People who want to set up camp can have a nice holiday by camping in the empty areas they find. There is also the Riva public beach within walking distance of the beach. You can also visit the Riva castle, which is very close to the beach.
Ayazma Beach – Sile Istanbul (Ayazma Plajı Şile)
Sile district of Istanbul is one of the preferred places for both travel and vacation. There are many beaches in Sile. However, assuming you are a tourist and you do not know the surroundings, the beaches in the center of sile will be the best option for you. You can also have a good time by visiting places to visit near the center.
The other name of Sile Public Beach, located in the center of Sile, is Ayazma Beach. Ayazma Beach, one of the most preferred beaches by day-trippers who want to get away from Istanbul, is extremely crowded even on weekdays during the summer season. The back of the 1175 meters long and 50 meters wide beach is surrounded by lush green tree-covered hills. The immaculate beach, which is located in a natural protected area and has the feature of a blue flag, attracts those who want to enjoy nature and the sea at the same time.
Admission to Ayazma Public Beach is free. If you want, you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. Among the facilities of the beach, there are cafes and buffet-style businesses where you can meet your food and beverage needs, shower, changing cabin and WC. Sometimes there can be high waves on the beach.
- If you are looking for alternative beaches in the center of Sile, you can evaluate the following options. These beaches are located within walking distance from the center of Sile.
- Sile Beach (Şile Plajı): It is one of the beautiful beaches in the center of Sile. It is the best option as an alternative beach.
- Crying Rocks (Ağlayan Kayalar): This beach is located in the center of Sile. It fascinates many people with its large rocks on the beach.
You can choose the closest one among the beaches marked on the map below.