Konyaalti Beach – Best Beach in Antalya for Everyone
Antalya is the most popular tourist center of Turkey and Konyaalti beach is one of the most beautiful beach of Antalya. The beach is almost located in the city center and the transportation to beach is very easy. It has 7 km length sandy beach which stretches along the city, because of that every point of the city is close to Konyaalti Beach. Konyaalti Beach has been always very popular by tourists and it is always crowded during summer season.
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Konyaalti Beach hosts many worldwide famous hotels which has breathtaking sea view. Also there are many bars, cafes, entertainment venues and nightclubs available on the walking paths which are stretching with the beach. Those who spend their summer vacation near Konyaalti Beach can enjoy the sea, the sun and the fun without going too far. Along this long beach, there is always a place available for everyone to choose from. This beach is often called the beach of everyone because there is always a suitable spot for everyone.
Where is Konyaalti Beach?
Konyaalti district is located at the western side of Antalya and this district has a same name beach located inside. Kepez and Muratpaşa districts are the neighbor of Konyaalti. Konyaalti beach is 4 km away from Antalya city center and it is the closest and the longest beach in the Antalya city center. Konyaalti Beach is limited by Antalya cliffs in the east and Antalya Port in the west. It is also really close to Antalya Airport, driving distance is just about 20 km.
How to go to Konyaalti Beach?
You can go to Konyaalti beach on foot from the city center of Antalya and you can also easily reach every point of the beach by using minibuses and municipal buses that departs from the city center. You have to pay a fee of 3 TL for the bus trip which takes about 15 minutes. In order to arrive Konyaalti beach from other regions of Antalya, firstly it is necessary to use the buses to the center of Antalya and then use the buses to Konyaalti district. If you want to come to the Konyaalti beach with your private vehicle, you can easily reach here by following the signs from the city center of Antalya. You can arrive Konyaalti beach after a driving time of approximately 10 minutes from Antalya center. There are vastly parking spaces for private vehicles along the beach.
How is the Sea at Konyaalti Beach?
Konyaalti is a free public beach which has a 7 km length and 70 meters of width. Although there are some rocky areas along the beach, the great majority of the coastline is made up of sand and pebbles. Compared to beaches like Lara and Kumkoy which are also close to Antalya, there are more pebble stones available on the coast. However, due to its cleanliness, easy access and close location, it is one of the most preferred beach of Antalya.
Although the Konyaalti beach is very close to the city center, the sea water is clear and clean. The beach has a blue flag title. If you dive with sea glasses, you can even see the small fishes that are swimming around you. The sea water temperature is high and you do not get cold when you enter the sea but there are cold water streams in some parts of the beach due to various underground water sources. On windy days, the dirt on the open sea can hit to the beach and pollute the sand and also the wind can cause some waves.
The sea suddenly deepens after a few meter from beach due to Antalya’s mountain geographical properties also there are inter streams on the some parts of the beach. Therefore people who do not know to swim very wall and the families with children should be careful when swimming in the sea.
When you come to Konyaalti beach, we recommend you to bring sea shoes with you due to the pebble stones majority at the beach. The stones can hurt your feet while walking or can burn under your feet after warming under direct sunlight. If you do not want your feet to go on fire, we recommend you to not take off your shoes until you got into the sea.
When to go to Konyaalti Beach?
Konyaalti beach is very popular by tourists and local people during the summer season because of that generally it will be so crowded especially on weekends. But since it is a very long beach, you can find yourself a suitable place at any time of day. If you arrive to Konyaalti Beach in the morning you will notice that the sea is much cleaner and calm than other times of the day. The wind usually starts after noon and sea starts to get dirty and wavy. We can say that the most beautiful times of the sea is between 7 and 9 am in the morning also in the noon hours you may not be comfortable due to the crowd. We advise you to come to Konyaalti beach at last 11 am in the morning.
Generally the temperatures from May to September in Antalya are fluctuating around 40 degrees. The best time to swim is these times but almost during all year you can swim in Konyaalti beach. During the spring and autumn months especially on days when the weather is nice, you can take your sandwich and make a nice picnic at the beach with a spectacular view of sea or you can make romantic walks in a rainy season at November.
How much is the entrance fee of Konyaalti Beach?
Unlike many beaches in Antalya, there is no entrance fee for the Konyaalti beach but we can assume that beach has two section, free and private part. Private parts are belongs to beach clubs or to hotels. There is also facilities which you can rent parasol and sunbed at the free side. You need to pay a small fee for these parasol and sunbeds but you can bring your own umbrella and sunbed and settle between these facilities. You should pay 40 TL in average for two sunbed and one parasol.
On the free side of beach, there are showers, toilets and dressing cabins built by the municipality for free of charge. In addition, the police and private securities are constantly patrolling on foot to ensure the safety of the beach.
If you want to spend your holiday in a luxurious place, try the 5 star hotels and private beach clubs along the coast. These places request 50 TL in average per person for entrance to the place. Yes the entrance fee is not cheap at all but we recommend these places if you want to pamper yourself and get service at the top level.
What to Drink and Eat at Konyaalti Beach?
You can find unlimited number of eating and drinking options around Konyaalti beach. You can taste all the best tastes of Turkish cuisine in restaurants and cafes along the coastline. In the daytime you can always eat and drink something at beach clubs or you can shop at nearby markets. We would like to remind you that you cannot get food and drinks in the private beach clubs and it will be expensive to eat and drink all day in private clubs. For example, the price of cup of tea 5TL, 8TL for Turkish coffee and 3TL for Water.
If you find that the prices of the restaurants along the coastline high and if you think the meals are only for tourists and does not reflect real Turkish cuisine. We recommend you to choose restaurants which are located on the second parallel street from coast line. You can taste real delicious Turkish meals for a reasonable price. But generally in all restaurants and cafes around Konyaalti beach serves top quality delicious foods with high serving standards for a reasonable price.
Especially for dinners you can choose restaurants located at Konyaalti beach. The most luxurious restaurants of Antalya city are usually found here. At night, in these restaurants you can eat very nice food and drink alcohol between trees and flowers. Usually when you sit in these spaces you will forget how close you are to the sea, but the sound of the waves you hear from time to time and the smell of sea smell will remind you how close you are to the Konyaalti Beach.
What to Do Around Konyaalti Beach?
Konyaalti beach has lots of activities that you can spend all day other than sea, sand and sun trio. Especially water sports in this region are very popular. You can try activities such as banana boat, Jet Ski, parasailing or you can attend to boat trips. Parasailing is one of the Konyaalti Beach’s most popular activity which offers exciting minutes for those who have never tried before. Especially if you are interested in water sports, I would recommend you to not miss this fun on Konyaalti Beach.
In the evenings, the beach parties organized at Konyaalti Beach will offer you a pleasant and fun evening. Concerts where you will spend an unforgettable evening with your loved ones are held at certain times of the year at the beach. You can also visit the Aquarium while you are in Konyaalti Beach.
A long, beautiful walking path along the entire beach is available. At afternoon times you can go out on long walks, make exercise or biking under the beautiful scenery of Beydaglar Mountains.
Where to Stay near Konyaalti Beach?
It is possible to find a hotel for every budget along the Konyaalti beach or in the city center of Antalya. Depending on your preference you can choose any hotel from the most luxurious 5 star hotels to small guesthouses. We recommend you to stay in a room with a sea view close to the beach.
Konyaalti Beach which is Turkey’s one of the most beautiful beach is the Antalya’s biggest and most popular meeting address with sea. Do not forget to go Konyaalti Beach during your stay at Antalya. Also watch the video at below for a closer look to Konyaalti Beach.