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Side has beautiful sandy beaches. These lie on both sides of the peninsula - as far as the eye can
see. This unique beaches are all within easy walking distance. They are located at the rear of the
Include modern beach resort amenities like bars, restaurants, and discos. The town is lined on
both sides by wide, white sandy beaches which are perfect for sunbathing, making sandcastles
and doing a variety of fun water sports. The great thing about Side is that you can spend all morning relaxing at the fantastic beaches in a posh, resort setting, and then in the afternoon, you can head inland and enjoy all of the fascinating ancient Roman and Greek features that made the town such an important one in the past. Basically, there are only two main beaches, both of which are very big and picturesque, the East Beach and the West Beach.
The East Beach
The East Beach is a long, wide, sandy beach that runs along the coast of Side until the inlet of the Manavgat River. There are plenty of amenities including umbrellas and lounge chairs to make your day at the beach as enjoyable as possible. The water is warm, but a bit rougher than that of the western beach, but water sports such as fishing, water skiing, and parasailing are still popular with tourists. Be aware that during the tourist season, which occurs during July and August, this beach can get crowded, and it is not as nice as it is during other months.
The West Beach
This 30 kilometer stretch of sand goes from Side to Colaki. It is lined by great little restaurants and cafes, and is the more popular of the two beaches. The water is warm and shallow, and because of this, the West Beach is the best beach to bring young children as it is safer. Water sports at this beach include swimming, diving, snorkeling, water skiing and para sailing. There are also some great boat tours that travel around Side. Much of the year this beach is crowded, especially during tourist season, but if you get away from the crowds you can often find some nice, secluded spots, some of which are actually turtle beaches.
When To Go
Since so many people flood the area in July and August, it is better to visit the beaches of Side either before the tourist season begins, or after it ends. Until June, the weather and the water can be cold, so the best months to go are either June, September or October.
Free Pick-up Service
Many Beachbars provide free services. They will pick you up from hotel or apartment and at the end of the day they will bring you back. This transferservice is in the morning and evening
In may 2010 the Boulevard at the Westbeach was complished. The length is 3.500 meter and is 4 meter wide. The start is in Side and connects with Kumkoy.