Kusadasi offers a choice of beaches: Unwind on the town’s narrow Downtown Beach, one of the many beach clubs that offer parasols and deck chairs plus music, snacks and cold drinks, or choose from several more attractive beach options just a short dolmus (shared minibus) ride away.
The best beaches in Kusadasi and nearby, include …
(Kadinlar Beach) – Relax on this narrow, kilometre-long, golden-sand beach that lies along a palm-fringed promenade lined with shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, just 3km south of the town centre.
Once segregated for female bathers (hence the name), Ladies Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Kusadasi, but it can get crowded in the summer months of July and August.
Facilities include umbrellas and sun beds for hire, changing rooms, toilets and lifeguards. The beach shelves into clean and shallow waters and offers a range of water sports such as banana boating, jet skiing, pedalos (foot pedal boats) and parasailing.
Sip a glass of wine or an iced coffee at one of the many al fresco cafes while watching the sun set behind the nearby Greek island of Samos.
Or unwind on the big cushions of the Cuba Beach Club, one of the beach’s best clubs, offering music and dancing until the early hours of the morning.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe and swim on this long golden-sand beach that stretches for 18km south of Kusadasi.
Divided into sections, the main 6km-long section to the north and nearest the town is lined with a choice of cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels.
Facilities include umbrellas and sun beds for hire, changing rooms, toilets and lifeguards. Water sports include pedalos, banana boating, jet skiing and parasailing. Go swimming in the clean, shallow waters or have fun on the slides of the beachside Aqua Centre water park.
Long Beach is 6km south of Kusadasi and easily reached by dolmus.
Escape the crowds of Kusadasi’s main beaches and discover instead a choice of idyllic coves that indent the coastline of pristine Dilek National Park.
A mix of golden sand and pebble beaches lie framed by low rocky cliffs and fringed by pine forests that climb into the mountains beyond.
Picnic in the shade of sweetly scented pine trees, swim in crystal clear turquoise waters and follow hiking trails for magnificent views. Facilities on each beach include parasols and deck chairs, picnic tables, freshwater showers, toilets and snack bars.
Generally, the first beach closest to the park entrance, Icmeler Koyu Beach (photo), is often the most crowded, with those further south less crowded. For more solitude continue on to Aydinlik, Kavakli Burun and Karasu beaches.
The pristine Dilek National Park is open from 8am to 6.30pm and is easily reached by dolmus or hire car. It is located on a scenic peninsula around 30km south of Kusadasi.
Unwind on the soft, pale, golden sand of this wide kilometre-long beach located around 5km north of Kusadasi.
The beach shelves into clean and shallow waters and offers a choice of water sports such as banana boating, jet skiing, pedalos and parasailing.
Facilities include umbrellas and sun beds for hire, changing rooms, toilets and a volleyball court. A choice of cafes and restaurants are just a short stroll away.
(Ephesus Beach) – Pick your own spot to sunbathe and swim on this 5km-long, 80m-wide golden-sand beach. Go horseback riding or camel riding along the soft sand.
There are no facilities here except for hotels on the southern end of the beach and at the Aqua Fantasy water theme park, where you can find food, drink and shade.
Pamucak Beach is located 10km from Selcuk, 5km from Ephesus and 12km north of Kusadasi.
Latest update: Best Beaches in Kusadasi: 29 November, 2019
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