Beaches in Istanbul
Istanbul is a big metropolis and a sea city at the same time. It is divided into two parts by the Bosphorus Strait. From the south, Istanbul is washed by the Sea of Marmara, and from the north - by the Black Sea. There are 83 beaches in the city. Istanbul is a huge city, so the beaches are always full of people, especially on weekends. I must say that the sea in the vicinity of Istanbul is not the cleanest due to the fact that a huge number of ships ply the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. There are several popular beach destinations within the city, namely:
1. Jaddebostan beach;
2. Beach in Florier;
3. Kucuksu beach;
4. Beach in Yesilköy.
The beaches of Jaddebostan are located on the Sea of Marmara and are free to enter. These beaches have a fairly well-developed infrastructure: there are showers, cafes, toilets, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas. You can get to the beaches by bus or water transport.
This beach is located on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, its length is about 840 meters. The entrance to the beach costs 15 liras. Officially, it works until 19.00. The beach is sandy, with a developed infrastructure, there are sun loungers, umbrellas, toilets, showers, cafes and changing rooms. You can get to this beach from Sirkeci station by train, they run quite often.
The sandy Kucuksu Beach is located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. This beach is small (about 300 meters), it is free. There are showers, changing cabins and toilets. You can get to this beach by water transport and by bus.
It is located on the Sea of Marmara, its length is about 660 meters, you can rent sun loungers, umbrellas, there are showers, toilets. You can get to the beach by train or bus.
The best sandy beaches in Istanbul are located on the Princes' Islands. It is a group of small islets located in the eastern part of the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. Previously, they were the favorite resting place of the Byzantine princes. You can get to the islands directly from the Kabatas seaport, ferries leave here every hour, and the fare is three lira. It will take more than an hour to get to the islands, while sailing you can feed annoying seagulls and enjoy unforgettable sea views.
The archipelago includes many islands. Each of them has many beaches that are equipped with everything you need to relax and have a unique fabulous atmosphere. Visiting Istanbul, one simply cannot fail to visit the Princes' Islands.