Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

Istanbul offers lovely beaches in its several beautiful coasts, located within 20 km to 60 km. from the city center. Beach-goers may enjoy and lounge in the sun, swim in the sea and sip cocktails at the beach clubs and beach bars on the popular Istanbul beaches. July and August are the top months that the Istanbul beaches become very lively that you can spend the whole day on the beaches, relax, sunbath, swim, and make some water sports, and after dark, you can enjoy the beach clubbing atmosphere at the beach clubs and bars. Below we put together Istanbul’s best beaches that you can plan your beach days in Istanbul.


We can say that, the beaches in the Kilyos region, on the north-west Black Sea coasts of Istanbul are the best ones for tourists. They offer quality beach services with classy beach clubs, water sports activities and summer parties.

You can check the results of the cleanliness of the sea water, from the Turkish Ministry of Health’s Sea Water Measurement System: yuzme.saglik.gov.tr (the site is Turkish but you can even understand from the signs, the blue means perfect, green is good, orange is bad, red is forbidden, gray is new (not measured))

Top Beaches in Istanbul (better for Tourists)

1. Solar Beach Therapy – in Kilyos (Black Sea)

Situated on the north-west of central Istanbul, in Kilyos, Sariyer district, the Solar Beach Therapy offers a very comfortable beach holidays in Istanbul with its perfect sandy beach stretching 1 km., its deck and beach club for 2,000 people, its restaurant, bar and summer beach parties.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

Solar Beach is very ideal for the ones who want to escape from the city without giving up the city’s entertainment and opportunities, thanks to the activities such as surf club, aromatherapy beauty center, pet center, health center, gym, markets, shops and fashion shows, workshops and jet ski championships.


* Location: in Kilyos ( 30 km. from Taksim, 38 km. from Sultanahmet), on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, European side.
* Address:
Kumköy Mah. Kilya Cad. No:32-34, Kilyos, Sariyer
* Tel: +90 212 201 19 19 , GSM: +90 533 967 46 71
* Opening Hours: every day from 09:00 to 19:00
* 2019 Entrance Fee: weekdays 40 TL per person, weekends 80 TL per person
* How to get there?
– by public bus (Line 151 from Haci Osman Metro stop inMaslak),
– by the shuttle service of the beach (Reservation: +90 533 222 95 53), from Besiktas Ferry Port, Zincirlikuyu Shell, Yeni Levent Ziraat Bank, Haciosman Metro Stop
* Web: www.solarbeach.com.tr

2. Burch Beach – in Kilyos (Black Sea)

Situated on the north-west of central Istanbul, in Kilyos, Sariyer district, the Burc Beach is a fine beach managed by the Bosphorus University Graduates Assosiation, that has a beautiful sandy beach. Burch Beach offers 1400 m2 sun terrace, 2,000 person capacity, 200 person capacity Cafe & Bar, food court and fisherman restaurant, concerts, weekend sunset parties, kite activities such as board, catamaran, wind surf, beach volley and beach soccer.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

* Location: in Kilyos ( 30 km. from Taksim, 38 km. from Sultanahmet), on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, European side.
* Address:
Gümüşdere Mahallesi, Sarıtepe Kampüsü, Kilyos, Sarıyer
* Tel: +90 212 203 09 11
* Opening Hours: every day from 09:00 to 21:30
* 2019 Entrance Fee: weekdays 50 TL per person, weekends 80 TL per person
* How to get there?
– by public bus (Line 151 from Haci Osman Metro stop in Maslak)
* Web: www.bumed.org.tr/burc-beach-kilyos/

3. Uzunya Beach – in Kilyos (Black Sea)

Situated on the north-west of central Istanbul, in Kilyos, Sariyer district, the Uzunya Beach offers a quality beach service in a beautiful bay with its beautiful beach and lawn areas.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

It is one of the popular beaches of Kilyos with its cafeteria where you can start the day with a spread breakfast, a restaurant with plenty of fish variety and a rich menu, as well as a caravan camping area. There is a car park with a capacity of 1000 cars with sun loungers, changing cabin and shower facilities.


* Location: in Kilyos ( 30 km. from Taksim, 38 km. from Sultanahmet), on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, European side.
* Address:
Demirciköy, Kilyos, Sarıyer
* Tel: +90 212 204 07 33
* Opening Hours: every day from 08:00 to 19:00
* 2019 Entrance Fee: weekdays 40 TL per person, weekends 60 TL per person
* How to get there?
– by public bus (Line 151 from Haci Osman Metro stop in Maslak)
* Web: www.uzunya.com

4. Elio Sedef Beach – in Sedef Island

Situated on the Marmara Sea, in the Sedef Island, which is one of the Princes’ Islands, the Elio Sedef beach is one of the most experienced, famous and old beaches of the island, and famous for its restaurant and bar (250 people in seated order, 750 people in bistro layout), calm, peaceful and greenery with its 4 different cuisines, DJ and live music performances.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

Elio Beach with its sea view lodges and clean sea offers quality service to its guests. Elio Beach stands out for its swimming area and the A La Carte menu. Elio Sedef serves as club in the evenings.

* Location: in Sedef Island (across Maltepe), on the Marmara Sea, Asian side.
* Address:
Sedef Adasi
* Tel: +90 216 382 48 84 , GSM: +90 533 300 09 00
* Opening Hours: every day from 09:30 to 23:30
* 2019 Entrance Fee: weekdays 70 TL per person, weekends 100 TL per person
* How to get there?
– by direct sea shuttle service of the beach (Reservation: +90 533 300 09 00), from Kartal, Bostanci and other Princes’ Islands
* Web: www.eliosedef.com

5. Aqua Green Beach Club – in Heybeliada

Situated on the Marmara Sea, in the Heybeliada island, which is one of the Princes’ Islands, the Aqua Green beach is one of the most decent beaches of the island, and offers quality beach services, food and beverage services from local and foreign menus to delicious fish menus, water park, cabin, shower and toilet facilities for children. There is also a free round-trip shuttle service from Heybeliada.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

* Location: in Heybeliada (across Maltepe), on the Marmara Sea, Asian side.
* Address:
Heybeliada
* Tel: +90 216 351 16 00
* How to get there?
– by Public ferries from Eminonu, Besiktas, Kadikoy and Bostanci ports to Heybeliada, and free service from Heybeliada port
* Web: www.aquagreenbeach.com

6. Uzunkum Beach & Aqua Beach Club – in Sile

Situated north-east of central Istanbul, in the Sile district, the Uzunkum beach is a fine sandy beach culminating in a very clean, safe and fresh beach.  You can find all the necessary beach services such as shower, WC, sunbed and umbrellas.

Top Best Beaches in Istanbul 2019 (better for Tourists)

Stretching about 1 km., the Uzunkum beach hosts a Aqua Beach Club offering great beach activities and services for its visitors, including lounge, cafe, bar, and restaurant.

* Location: in Sile ( 72 km. from Taksim, 80 km. from Sultanahmet), on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, Asian side.
* Address:
Uzunkum Plajı, Ağlayankaya Cad. No:3, Sile
* Tel: +90 216 711 02 98 , GSM: +90 531 307 92 92
* How to get there?
– by public bus (Line 139 from Uskudar) – it takes more than 2 hours, we don’t recommend public bus, better by your own/rented car
* Web: sileaquabeach.com