Among the many delights, Istanbul has to offer are its beaches which are mostly quiet yet elegant, as many students return home leaving locals and tourists to enjoy the sea and sand.
1. Burc Beach
The Sandy beach and immaculate water make Burc beach the ideal place for a day out. It regularly hosts water sports and other entertainment, and the café inside sits up to 200 people and offers a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy food or drink. Burc Beach is located in Sarıyer, and there is an entrance fee.
Location: Bogazici Universitesi Gumusdere Mevki | Saritepe Kampusu Kumkoy Koyu
Phone Number: (0212) 203 02 36
2. Suma Beach
This lively beach has it all; music, entertainment and most important of all, FUN! During the day Suma beach is open for swimming and sunbathing but by night it transforms into the best clubbing experience you’ll have! The beach and café have been designed to give Suma a unique psychedelic feel that you won’t get anywhere else. This place is also located in Sarıyer and also there is an entrance fee.
3. Solar Beach
If you’re looking for perfectly clean water and beautiful vistas, this stunning family-friendly beach is for you! The music and fun never stop and it’s the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city. There are numerous festivals and concerts on the beach throughout the summer. This wonderful place located in Sarıyer and if you’d like to benefit the place’s advantages you must pay a fee.
4. Uzunya Beach
Picture a beach with a perfect fish restaurant beside it and you’ll have Uzunya beach! With its great variety of seafood, camping sites, and hiking, it’s ideal for nature lovers looking to spend time by the sea. Relax with friends and family, or just let mother nature clear your mind. This beautiful beach is located in Sarıyer and there is an entrance fee.
Open Hours: 09:00 – 23:30
Location: Demirci Köy Mahallesi, Plaj Yolu Caddesi, Uzunya, Kilyos, Sarıyer
Phone Number: (0212) 204 07 33
This popular and welcoming beach offers a huge variety of affordable places to eat and drink, so even those on a budget can treat themselves. You can enjoy your favourite tipple at low prices while gazing at the natural beauty of the surroundings. Tırmata beach is located in the Sarıyer and there is an entrance fee.
6. Baykus Beach
Last but not least, the most relaxing beach of them all. It’s cheaper than most and suitable for students or solo travelers. The low prices make people want to hang out there all day long! And if you want to stay overnight there’s a campsite too. The location for this beach is Sarıyer and there is an entrance fee.