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Very Clean Water

Although it is a public beach, I was blown away by its cleanliness. However, the beach staff in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
beautiful beach

We visited with my 4 yr old late september and it was lovely. It wasnt very busy which was great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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... probably has the warmest waters in Turkey at any given time. This is due to the hot springs in and around Cesme.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“public beach” (15 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (12 reviews)
“warm water” (9 reviews)
Cesme, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is a public beach, I was blown away by its cleanliness. However, the beach staff in the paid area was quite awful as usual.

Thank SeqununSeyahatnamesi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my 4 yr old late september and it was lovely. It wasnt very busy which was great. We visited this beach 3 times because my daughter enjoyed it that much. Lots of restaurants and nice ppaces to eat.

Thank ayzed786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely clean beach, clear water and shallow until about 200 metres out from the beach. Prices for sun beds and umbrella about £5 to £6 a day.

Thank RandomBlokeEssex2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is the most famous one among all the beaches of Cesme and Alacati. We had a short visit here while going to Cesme. Everything was OK.

Thank Ali_Abbasi_Heidarloo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I know I wanted to read lots of reviews to findout which beaches were best for swimming so Im happy to share details to make it easy for TA members this beach is a great choice - Soft sand, beautiful views, warm water, gentle waves...More

Thank Too_Much_TM
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Refugees are everywhere, unfortunately the public beach turn out to be their living area.Expect more from local management to find proper relocation for them and save Ilica plaji as it was extremely dirty.

Thank Yasemin Y
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Crystal clear water, a little bit salty, fine sand, very clear beach, lounges are pricey but worthy, very windy when I was there

Thank Murat Ö
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Live close by and highly recommend this sandy beach on any day but a Sunday or Bayram when it fills up with domestic tourists. The winds can pick up so be aware!

Thank Benjamin F
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Large sandy beach, with sun loungers for hire. If you get hungry, check out Dost Pide for some great food.

1  Thank t0nyb71
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Ilıca beach has a warm and clean water, fine sand for all age groups to enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Sea water has a more than a mile knee level depth makes it attractive for all to have a fun. Proximity to cafes, bar and eateries...More

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18 April 2015|
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Response from rdavis22 | Reviewed this property |
If you will be in Izmir, the best way to get to Ilica is by bus. The buses to Alacati, Ilica and Cesme leave from Fahretin Altay (it is easy to get there via metro). They are large tour buses labeled "Cesme Sayahat," and... More