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Kusadasi Beach

Kuşadası (Ephesus)

The narrow town beach is the least attractive option and in season swamped. A much more pleasant stretch is Kadinlar Beach (Ladies Beach), 3km (2 miles) south, though this also gets overcrowded in summer. Green Beach, a further 500m south is a pleasant small sandy beach with grassy areas under its palm trees. At weekends it is packed by locals. Long Beach, south of Kusadasi, stretches for over 3.5 miles (6 km) and services hotels and locals’ summer homes, with a choice of cafes, restaurants and watersports. It is usually very busy. Some 5km (3 miles) north of Kusadasi lies Kustur/Tusan Beach, a pleasant 1km (0.5 miles) long sandy shoreline. It offers most facilities and is very crowded at weekends.

Around the town are several ‘beach club’ options. For a small fee these offers deck chairs, sunshades, a café and/or restaurant, access to the water and/or a swimming pool and possibly watersports. One of the best is the Papaz Hamami Beach Club next to Pigeon Island (by the causeway to Güvercin Ada). The most peaceful and uncommercialised beaches in the area are those in the Dilek National Park (Dilek Milli Parki), some 30km (19 miles) south of Kusadasi. The pine-backed shore line is a mix of sand and pebbles and the beaches nearest to the park entrance are equipped with picnic tables, shower facilities, toilets, deck chairs and a cafe-restaurant.