Knowing Where to Go by SeasonOne of the most astonishing aspects of trying to find the perfect beach by season in Istanbul is the fact that it is just so large geographically that you can find a variety of ‘sub-climates’ all within the actual borders of the city. For example, a Mediterranean climate will dominate beaches around the Bosphorus Strait so that summers will be hot and dry but autumn and spring will most likely be quite mild and comfortable. In the north of the city you will find the Black Sea to be a region that is quite wet and rainy whilst there are temperatures that can get extremely cold in the west as that is in what is called a Balkan climate. It is suggested that you check with the concierge at your hotel to find the beaches nearest your location with weather conducive to beach-going. To find which hotels offer a wide range of visitor services and local information, click here.
Most Popular Beaches in and around IstanbulAs a starting point, many visitors look to the most popular beaches in and around Istanbul because they are often easily accessible by city busses. Why not see some of the city on your way to the water? The three most accessible for non-residents who don’t know their way around the area would be: