Best 14 Beaches in Mersin: Your Ultimate Guide

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Discover the Best 14 Beaches in Mersin, where you can relax and have a good holiday.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast wanting to explore ancient ruins or a sun-worshiper looking to bask in the pristine shores, there’s a beach for you in Mersin!

Beaches in Mersin

Best 14 Beaches in Mersin

1. Kızkalesi Beach – Erdemli

Symbolic of Mersin, Kızkalesi Beach stands proudly opposite the renowned Kızkalesi Castle. Its turquoise, shallow waters are perfect for families with children and non-swimmers.

  • Amenities:
    • Changing rooms, restrooms, shower, sunbeds, umbrellas, and a café.
    • Enjoy a pedal boat ride to Kızkalesi Castle.
    • Various local businesses around the area cater to daily needs.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Beach access: Free.
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 35 TL.
  • Transport:
    Located 70 km from Mersin city center. Reachable via the No.140 bus. For minibuses running between Erdemli and Silifke, mention your stop at Kızkalesi.

2. Yapraklı Bay – Silifke

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Imagine a sea like a pool, surrounded by rocks. Yapraklı Bay offers such a unique experience. Cold water enthusiasts, there’s a chilly water source here too!

  • Amenities:
    • Paid parking, sunbed and umbrella rentals (free shower and restroom use with rentals), lifeguard, changing rooms, restrooms, diving platform, and a café.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Beach access: Free (Shower & restroom: 5-10 TL/person).
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 200-250 TL.
  • Transport:
    88 km from Mersin city center and 20 km from Silifke district. Regular public transport available from both locations.

3. Atayurt Beach – Silifke

Central and popular among locals, this sandy, wave-free beach is a favorite for families.

  • Amenities:
    • Parking, sunbed and umbrella rentals, changing rooms, restrooms, and a café.
  • Note: No shower facilities. The area has a lot of mosquitos; bring repellent if planning to stay long.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Beach access: Free.
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 100-150 TL.
  • Transport:
    Regular buses from Mersin city center and Silifke.

4. Sultankoy Public Beach – Erdemli

  • Amenities:
    • Parking, sunbed and umbrella rentals, lifeguard, changing rooms, municipal snack bar, and security.
  • Entry Fees:
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 250-300 TL.
  • Transport:
    Accessible via Sultankoy minibuses from the district center.

5. Akkum Beach – Silifke

Where the green of the forest meets the blue of the sea, Akkum Beach stands out with its white sands. However, visitors opine that the beach needs better maintenance.

  • Amenities:
    • Sunbed and umbrella rentals, sea safety line, parking, changing rooms, café, restrooms, and shower.
  • Entry Fees:
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 150-200 TL.
  • Transport:
    70 km from Mersin city center, 23 km from Erdemli. Buses from Mersin’s bus station to Silifke can be taken.

6. Taşucu Beach – Silifke

A magnet for tourists, Taşucu Beach offers a long sandy shoreline. The sea here is shallow and adorned with fine sands. Mornings are ideal for a calm sea experience.

  • Amenities:
    • Sunbed and umbrella rentals, changing rooms, café, restrooms, shower, snack bar, parking, and lifeguard.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Beach access: Free.
    • 2 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 150-200 TL.
  • Transport:
    110 km from Mersin city center, 12 km from Silifke. The No.170 bus from Mersin city center will get you to Taşucu Beach.

7. Tece Halk Beach

Tucked away from prying eyes, this 300-meter-long shoreline is mostly favored by locals, guaranteeing a less crowded experience throughout summer. While the waters beckon for a refreshing dip, don’t forget your sea shoes. An added perk? It offers camping opportunities under the stars.

Facilities Include:

  • Sunbed and umbrella rentals
  • Changing rooms
  • Cafes
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Parking

Entry Fee: Free beach access (5-10 TL per person for shower and toilet use).

Getting There: Bus No. 26M from Mersin directly to Tece.

8. Soli Beach – Mezitli

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Named after one of the region’s ancient settlements, Soli Antik Kenti, the beach lies just 3km away from the ancient city ruins. So, while basking in the sun, you can also take a detour to wander through history.

Facilities Include:

  • Sunbed and umbrella rentals
  • Changing rooms
  • Cafes
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Parking

Entry Fee: Free beach access. Additional costs for amenities such as 3 sunbeds + 1 umbrella: 200-250 TL. Parking: 30-50 TL.

Getting There: For those driving, parking is available. Alternatively, take the Bus No. 33M.

9. Flamingo Cove – Silifke

Are you ready to swim with the fishes? Its untouched nature, crystal-clear waters, and the serenity of the environment leave visitors spellbound. While snorkeling opportunities abound, one can even view the sea bed with the naked eye.

Facilities: None. It’s advisable to bring your snacks and drinks.

Entry Fee: Free access to the cove.

Transport: After parking at Tisan Beach, a 10-minute walk is required. Alternatively, minibuses ply between Taşucu-Yeşilovacık-Tisan.

10. Aydıncık Beach

Built over an ancient city, this beach offers more than just pristine waters and lush greenery. Take a walk through history by exploring its archaeological wonders or simply relax and relish the picturesque views.

Facilities Include:

  • Toilets & Showers
  • Sunbeds & Umbrellas
  • Restaurant

Entry Fee: Free beach access.

Transport: Buses departing from Mersin city center offer direct routes.

11. Queenaba Beach Club – Erdemli

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A blend of verdant landscapes and serene waters, this beach is ideal for both families with children and novice swimmers. Beyond the pleasures of the sea, one can indulge in the culinary delights offered by the club’s restaurant.

Facilities Include:

  • Parking
  • Sunbeds & Cushions
  • Umbrellas & Showers
  • Lifeguard Services
  • Changing rooms & Toilets
  • Restaurant/Beach/Bar & DJ
  • Wi-Fi & Water sports

Entry Fee: Beach entry: 100-150 TL. Extra charges for gazebo usage.

Getting There: Easily accessible by Bus No. 170.

12. Calamie Beach Club – Silifke

Introduction: For those seeking a serene and tranquil oasis away from the bustling crowds, the Calamie Beach Club awaits. Limited to just ten sunbeds, this beach offers an undisturbed experience as the waves kiss the pier underfoot.

Noteworthy:

  • The unique pier entry to the water might not be the top pick for non-swimmers or families with kids.
  • The beach boasts crystal clear and pristine waters.

Facilities:

  • Parking
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas
  • Shower
  • Lifeguard
  • Changing rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Safety barriers in the sea
  • Restaurant

Admission Fee: 200-250 TL

13. Soğuksu Beach

The azure blue flagged beach of Mersin, Soğuksu Beach, beckons you to come early, with its calm morning waves. As the afternoon approaches, the sea might get a bit choppy. The meeting point of a mountain stream and the sea has been transformed into a natural pool named ‘Soğuksu Beach’ – a sight that leaves visitors in awe.

Noteworthy:

  • The sheer cleanliness and untouched beauty of the area is breathtaking.
  • As its name suggests, the waters here are quite chilly – a dip for the daring!

Admission Fee: Free Transport:

  • Buses 121, 12M, 131, 156, 19M provide transportation to the area.

14. Tisan Bay – Silifke

Nestled between the mountains lies the hidden paradise of the Mediterranean – Tisan Bay. Historically known as Aphrodias, it’s now referred to as Tisan Island, Tisan Bay, or Tisan Peninsula. As you traverse the winding roads, the sight of the beach awaits.

Noteworthy:

  • The bay is divided into the East and West beaches, both equipped with social facilities and piers.
  • The beach on the right is sandy with shallow waters, perfect for families with kids. On the left, the beach is made of a pier and has deeper waters, with cleaner water.
  • While day-visitors can’t access beach facilities, they can explore the ancient city or dive into the pristine waters.

Facilities:

  • Exclusively for residents.

Admission Fee: Free

Transport:

  • Located 45 km south of Silifke, one can reach the bay through high and winding roads. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Silifke first, and then to Tisan Bay. Day trips from Taşucu by boat also offer access to Tisan Bay and Tisan Island.
Hatice Kulali
Hatice Kulali

Hello! I'm Hatice Kulalı, a proud Turkish citizen of Kutahya Gediz and a pharmacist. I love my country a lot, its rich culture, outstanding hospitality, and unique traditions. I am happy to share the beauty of Turkey with you, Happy reading!

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