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Ilica Plaji

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Address: Cesme, Turkey
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... probably has the warmest waters in Turkey at any given time. This is...

... probably has the warmest waters in Turkey at any given time. This is due to the hot springs in and around Cesme.

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Turquoise Colored Sea

Very thin sand streches a long way, sandy inside the sea, clear water with one of the best tone of turquosie. Spend the whole day on golden sand and refresh in cool sea. Crowded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cesme, Turkey
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Cesme, Turkey
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very thin sand streches a long way, sandy inside the sea, clear water with one of the best tone of turquosie. Spend the whole day on golden sand and refresh in cool sea. Crowded in summer,best in September.

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Thank freckledborn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The beach has fine sand and the most turquoise water you can probably find in the mediterranean. It is a public beach but you can also rent seats and buy drinks and food.

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Thank Mer v
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It is a little town with the best beach. The sun, sand and crystal clear water. Oh yeah if you love those three it is exactly the right spot. The beach beds need to be rented for you to use. The cafe offers nice food which is pretty much only couple of liras more expensive than normal prices however they... More 

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Thank 01tourist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

One end of the beach past the Sheraton is less stoney than the other end. The sea is warm and slopes very gently out to sea. Fantastic sandy beach only spoilt by the sharks known as sunbed hirers. Unless yiu are turkish expect to pay well over the odds to hire sunbeds and parasols. I understand that this a known... More 

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Thank Andrew S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful beach with super clear water but i think more facilities are needed like cloth changing cabins and showers but overall i liked the place

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Thank Mohamed B
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The sea is a bit cool but excellent until say 12:00 also not crowded at all (at least at this time). Entrance is free but you need to pay for beach facilities, seats and umbrellas. If you have your own umbrella and seats or dont mind sitting on the sand then you don't need to pay for anything. The choices... More 

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Londrina, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The beach is great, the sea is a little cold, but very translucent. We stayed at the Sheraton beach bar, with has a nice deck that goes in the sea. You don't have to pay for the entrance, only what you consume. Very nice place, very crowded at the beginning.

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Thank Maisamonseff
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It's a challenge to swim here because the waves are big and rough. Not suitable for small children also has some trash in the water.

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Essex
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This beach was very overcrowded and as you walked along to get a sun bed the prices rose considerably up to 50 lira each and you had to pay for children .... The facilities were dirty and poor .. The beach was also very littered .... The only good thing was the sea was warm Not sure why the previous... More 

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Cesme, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Impressive! It's a bit windy most of the time. But watching waves on the white long sand and getting into the warm water makes you think that 'glad I'm here' :-) Perfect sunset view! Great location!

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