Best Beaches in and around Bodrum (Insider Master Guide Advice 2020)

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Is there anything better than whiling away the day on a lovely beach and crystal clear waters? Of course not! And you’ll  find variety of beautiful blue flagged golden beaches on the Bodrum peninsula. You’ll also find variety of water sports activities at the Bodrum beaches such as parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and many more.


On the southern coast, Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Aktur, Ortakent, Karaincir, Gumusluk, Bagla and Akyarlar have are the popular holiday resorts with beautiful sandy beaches. Campers and windsurfers enjoy Gumbet, and at Bitez colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay.

Turgutreis, Gumusluk and Yalikavak, all with good environment, lie on the western side of the peninsula and those regions are ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Torba, Gundogan, Turkbuku and Golturkbuku are the popular resorts on the northern part of the Bodrum peninsula, all are situated in stunning bays, pine forests and beautiful beaches.

We also recommend you to visit and have a great beach day out at the quality beach clubs in Bodrum.


The beach clubs in Bodrum are very popular and the best in Turkey with their great day and night time beach and entertainment activities as well as great alternative to intense nightlife in Bodrum.

Best beaches in Bodrum for you…

When you visit the Bodrum peninsula, be sure to give it a try to our pick of top beaches in Bodrum…

Bitez beach

Bitez has a very long cove and beach, and very ideal for windsurfing. The Bitez Yalisi (Mansion) is a name given to the coastal part of the resort, and home to the blue flagged and award-winning Bitez beach. The Bitez beach has colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay. The sea of Bitez is sandy and warm.

Karaincir beach

The 2 km. long Karaincir Beach (means Black Fig in Turkish), situated by the Akyarlar coast, is considered to be the Maldives of Turkey and one of the best beaches on the Bodrum peninsula. The Karaincir Beach dazzles with its deep blue sea.

Yahsi beach


The blue flagged Yahsi Beach is located on the Yahsi bay near Ortakent, and famous for its clean sea, fine sandy beach and warm waters.

Torba beach

The beach in Torba is beautiful, shallow and clear one. You can enjoy the sea at Torba beach and explore the area by walking along the coast. The Torba Bay, which is one of the rare forest areas in Bodrum, is mostly preferred with the holidaymakers who seek peace and calm in lush green nature, pine trees and azure clean sea.

Gumbet beach

Gumbet beach is spacious, sandy and a kilometre of which curves around the bay of the resort. The beach is clean and has crystal clear waters and excellent sand. You’ll definitely like and enjoy great beach day out for sure during your Gumbet holidays.

Gundogan beach

Gundogan beach is a lovely one of the Bodrum Peninsula. It is one of the most peaceful beaches. You can enjoy the sea and fresh air at the Blue flagged beach of Gundogan, and with free entrance. The water is a little bit cooler which makes the Gundogan beach attractive one during hot summers. If you like water sports, Gundogan is one of the most suitable places for surfing, sailing and scuba diving in Bodrum.