Bring out your summer clothes and get whisked away to Turkey's sunny and warm coastal town of Cesme. Around an hour's car ride from Izmir, Cesme is home to a number of stunning beaches and sparkling waters and has become one of the most popular summer beach destinations over the past couple of years. It is perfect for a couple's retreat and an especially wonderful place to create lasting memories with friends and family. This pristine town is packed with thrill-filled activities and has everything to offer for an unforgettable summer retreat. Stay at right at the beach shore and enjoy unforgettable views at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme. Read on for our top beach recommendations during your stay in Cesme.
The long, white sands of Ilica beach are a brilliant place to relax with your family. The beach allows free entrance, with optional sunbeds and umbrellas available to hire. This popular beach is best visited on a weekday if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon. Water sports are available for the adventurous members of the family, as are facilities to freshen up in after an afternoon of sea and sand. The area is known for windsurfing and sailing, and is sure to have the best conditions in the summer months around July. Head here to take part in surfing lessons from the various onsite schools that are available. Also at Ilica Bay are the famous thermal baths, which are reputed to sooth aches and pains and will provide a relaxing afternoon for all ages.
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Aya Yorgi Bay
This stretch of turquoise blue water and white sand is the most popular and sought out beach in Cesme. Here you can lounge by the water, take a dip in the clear sea and after sunset, enjoy the beach clubs suitable for all families. Sole Mare Beach Club is ideal for young couples, while Paparazzi Beach Club will easily accommodate families with children, so you can relax by the sea and sip on some ice cold drinks.
Pirlanta Beach is a good place to take your smaller children, as the beach is sandy and sea here can be shallow. Out in the water you may find it windy, making it another popular place for family friendly watersports. The beach has a larger area for the glimmering sand and so can perfectly accommodate your larger family. There are cafes and facilities nearby to refresh in after a paddle in the shoals of this beach near Cesme.
This soft sandy shore is on par with tropical islands across the globe and takes its name from its golden sand or 'Altin Kum', and rightly so. Not only are there various choices for families to choose from, such as the Fun Beach Club that offers great water sports and dining options, but it is perfect for a lazy day to read a book with the sound of waves rushing in to the shore. If you prefer a lazy day, make sure to fill your stomachs at the end of the evening with the best cuisine and food hotspots Cesme has to offer.
Beaches closer to home
The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme is right at the foot of the water and is the picture perfect location for a late dip in the sea. Thrill seekers can test out our Blue Flag certified private beach for a variety of water sports and recover at the Sands Beach Bar with a fresh drink or sumptuous meal prepared with local ingredients. There are incredible views of the Aegean coast from its beachfront location, with easy access to the bright blue sea. Parents will get a chance to relax while their children enjoy the comfort of the Kid's Club with amazing facilities like tennis courts and outdoor swimming pools. Our young guests are sure to love the buffets and Turkish cuisine on offer at the Element restaurant with fresh fresh from the Aegean sea.
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