Bodrum, a jewel on the southwestern coast of Turkey that beckons beach lovers with its mesmerizing blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture. While known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, uncovering these hidden gems can sometimes be challenging.

Whether you’re seeking a serene escape or a lively beach party, Bodrum offers a slice of paradise for every traveler. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a tour of the best beaches in Bodrum, each offering a unique allure. Pack your sunscreen and your sense of adventure as we explore the top spots to soak up the sun, enjoy water sports, and unwind in scenic splendor.

Experience the Best of Bodrum With a Local

Explore Turkish tradition, creativity, and cuisine in Bodrum with this 2.5-hour cultural tour. Wander through the vibrant streets, adorned with blooming bougainvillea, and delve into a bustling bazaar. This small-group experience, capped at 10 people, offers personalized attention and can be customized for private groups.

Tour Highlights:

Vibrant Cultural Immersion: Start with a walk through traditional Mediterranean settings and colorful bougainvillea.
Local Markets: Visit Bodrum Bazaar for traditional crafts like peştemal towels and handmade jewelry.
Art and Fashion: Discover hidden galleries and shops showcasing Turkish design and local artistry.
Culinary Delights: Sample authentic street food, from baklava to fresh seafood, complemented by traditional Turkish coffee.
Insider Knowledge: Gain unique insights into local life and tips for enjoying Bodrum from your knowledgeable host.

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Where to Find the Best Beaches in Bodrum

Many of our guests often ask where they can unwind and enjoy the sun by the sea after our guided walking tour, “Cuisine, Crafts, and Culture: Guided Walking Tour in Bodrum.” We completely understand the desire to cool off in the deep blue sea, so we’ve put together a list of the best beaches in Bodrum.

Related read: Not to Skip Food and Restaurants in Bodrum

Bodrum Beach, Turkey

Kuum Beach

Kuum Beach is hands down one of the best beaches in Bodrum. This beach is known for its round-the-clock entertainment, where you can enjoy cocktails, dance to music, and catch a stunning sunset.

This beach is famous for its lively atmosphere, but it also offers a peaceful escape during the day for those seeking tranquility by the sea.

The vibes here are absolutely fantastic, and the ocean views are simply breathtaking. Whether you spend all day lounging on the beach or stop by in the evening for some incredible seafood with a view, you’re in for a treat.

Divan Bodrum

Located in Türbükü and nestled among Bodrum’s stunning landscapes, Divan Bodrum provides a one-of-a-kind experience with its cozy hammocks.

This beach spot requires reservations for external visitors. It ensures a peaceful atmosphere by managing crowds based on the hotel’s occupancy levels.

Maça Kızı Bodrum

Maça Kızı Beach in Bodrum is a top spot with crystal-clear waters and chill vibes. Picture yourself lounging in the sun or dipping in the sea while soaking up the Queen of Spades’ top-notch service.

This beach, set on a pier, lets you dive right in from your lounger, and the food here is top-notch, too!

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, located on one of the beautiful beaches in Bodrum, has been honored with the prestigious “Turkey’s Leading Beach” award an impressive five times.

If you want to unwind and make the most of your vacation, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is the perfect choice. The crystal-clear sea here is absolutely mesmerizing.

This exclusive beach is ideal for adults over 16 years old seeking tranquility. It offers a serene atmosphere free from distractions like phones and pets.

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay |

Moon Beach Bodrum

Moon Beach in Bodrum is hands down one of the top beaches out there!

This spot is perfect for you if you’re all about fun vibes and a lively beach scene. Get ready for a day packed with awesome events and parties, plus live music spun by DJs. And let’s not forget those refreshing cocktails to keep you cool under the sun.

Oh, and those comfy hammocks and white sandy beaches? Total game-changers. Moon Beach has it all!

Xuma Village

Xuma Village is hands down one of the top beaches on which to take a dip in Bodrum! It’s super chill and welcomes guests aged six and up.

Known as one of the go-to beaches in Bodrum, Xuma Village stands out with its stunning scenery and delicious food. This beach is perfect for playing beach volleyball and trying out various water sports with your buddies, making your Bodrum vacation truly unforgettable.

Sarnıç Beach Club

Sarnic Beach Club, located in Bodrum Bitez, is another top beach in Bodrum. It’s been a go-to spot for vacationers for three decades now!

With its cozy and welcoming vibe, this beach is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy live DJ sets and cool events.

Bodrum truly offers some of the most magnificent beaches in Turkey, with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views. Exploring these hidden gems might require a bit of effort, but the reward is undoubtedly worth it. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or adventurous water sports experience, Bodrum has something for everyone.

Next time you find yourself in Bodrum, don’t hesitate to venture off the beaten path and discover these pristine shores for yourself. Trust me, the beauty and serenity of these beaches will leave you in awe. So pack your swimsuit, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to soak up the sun on some of the most spectacular beaches you’ve ever seen.

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Bodrum: Cuisine Crafts and Culture Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and culinary delights of Bodrum with our 2.5-hour cultural experience tour. Led by a knowledgeable host, you’ll wander through the charming streets, filled with the fragrant scent of blooming bougainvillea. Explore traditional arts and crafts at local stores in the bustling bazaar, discover hidden galleries showcasing Bodrum’s creative side, and indulge in delicious street food treats along the way.

This small-group tour offers personalized attention, limited to just 10 people, ensuring an intimate experience.

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Buildings in Bodrum, Turkey.
Buildings in Bodrum, Turkey.

Your adventure begins by meeting your friendly host in Bodrum and embarking on a journey through the town’s narrow streets. Admire the colorful architecture adorned with bougainvillea flowers while gaining insight into local life and culture.

At Bodrum Bazaar, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse stalls offering unique products like towels used in Ottoman Hammams, handmade silver jewelry, and locally crafted textiles. Visit an expert carpet-maker’s atelier to learn about traditional rug-making techniques passed down through generations.

Venture off the beaten path to explore lesser-known art venues and cultural centers showcasing works by local artists. Discover a Turkish designer’s store blending Oriental and European styles, highlighting Bodrum’s influence on global fashion trends.

No visit to Bodrum is complete without savoring its delectable cuisine. Sample mouthwatering street foods such as baklava, special doner kebabs, crispy mussel snacks, and traditional baked goods from a historic patisserie dating back to 1876. Wash it all down with a cup of steaming Turkish tea or coffee while indulging in high-quality Turkish Delight.

Throughout the tour, your host will share fascinating stories about local neighborhoods and offer valuable tips to enhance your experience in beautiful Bodrum. Immerse yourself in this rich tapestry of tradition, creativity, and flavors for an unforgettable cultural journey.

Fun Guided Walk with Local Story Bodrum.
Fun Guided Walk with Local Story Bodrum.

  • Local Story Bodrum

    Join Local Story Bodrum as we wander through the Old Town’s narrow, cobbled streets, where skilled artisan makers have been producing the finest quality arts and crafts for generations. Escape the tourist trail with Local Story Bodrum and experience the authentic side of this elegant and traditional Mediterranean town.