News Izmir's Best-Kept Secret: Public Beaches of Foça, a Coastal Gem
Izmir's Best-Kept Secret: Public Beaches of Foça, a Coastal Gem
Nestled along the stunning Aegean coastline, Foça stands as a hidden paradise within the vibrant landscape of Izmir, Turkey. Beyond its charming streets and historic allure, Foça boasts a treasure trove of public beaches that beckon travelers and locals alike. With their pristine sands, crystal-clear waters, and tranquil ambiance, these coastal havens offer a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. In this guide, we invite you to embark on a journey through Foça's scenic wonders, as we uncover the beauty and allure of its public beaches.
Although Çanak Bay is mostly a camping area, it is also preferred by those who want to swim in the sea. The beach is small, there is no toilet and shower cabin, the nearest grocery store is 10 minutes walk away.
Adress: Atatürk, 35680 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'The sea is beautiful like a classic bay of Foça, a little colder than normal, it can be very crowded sometimes and accordingly the sea can be dirty. The entrance is stony and rocky but after a while it is accompanied by sand.'
Foça Public Beach
The beach, ocean, and sandy shore exhibit considerable beauty; however, the absence of sun loungers and parasols has the potential to result in sunburn. The insufficient availability of shower facilities and restrooms presents significant challenges.
Adress: İsmetpaşa, Reha Midilli Cd. No:136, 35680 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'The sea is very clean, I would definitely recommend it.' Güvercin Beach
Since the way to Güvercin Beach is difficult, the number of people coming is also low, the ground is very stony, so come with sea shoes. There is no toilet and changing cabin.
Adres: İsmetpaşa, 35680 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'Between Yeni Foça and Foça, a copper bay on the road, you park your car on the side of the road and go down the path about 50 meters. We came on a weekday, there were 7-8 people besides us. The sea bottom is full of fish and there is Güvercin Island across.' Mersinaki Beach
Mersinaki Beach has a beautiful sea, stony beach, unfortunately there is no toilet and shower cabin. It can be a bit dirty because of the garbage left.,
Adress: İsmetpaşa, Mersinaki Cd., 35680 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'It is a stony and quickly deepening bay. It would be good to come with a slipper that will not come off your feet. It consists of more than one bay. It may be a little dangerous to descend, it is useful to be careful.' Sodi Bay
The sea of Sodi Bay, where you will swim with the fish in Foça, is incredibly clear and clean. It is useful to be careful because there are many sea urchins. There are no facilities.
Adress: Fatih, Oruç Reis Cd. No:236 D:115, 35687 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'Zero facility. You can get down with a path. The beach is small and there is no sand, stony. There are urchins in the sea, but it is a beautiful bay. It is rich in sea creatures, so it is clean. Clean water boils from the bottom on the rocks. You can come across fish, octopus, shrimp, starfish and all kinds of crustaceans. There is almost no seaweed. But there is a lot of garbage around...' Foça Saklı Cennet
Saklı Cennet, which is considered one of the best bays of Eski Foça, is a bit stony and small... The sea is incredibly clean and clear, but the surroundings are a bit dirty.
Adress: Fatih Mh, Oruç Reis Cd. 234/2, 35687 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'The sea is very beautiful and clean. Ideal for children. There is a sandy beach, slightly stony... Cars are parked on the road and walk down the path. The exit is a bit difficult but worth it. My advice to those who will go alone, let's keep our environment clean. Don't eat and drink and throw them into the forest, take your garbage with you.' Bucalılar Bay (Karaçukur Bay)
It is useful to come prepared as there is no business in Bucalılar Bay, where you can't get enough of the wonderful view and sea.
Adress: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Fırtına Sk., 35163 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'Great place, it has the feeling of Survivor island 😁 There is no facility, you can take stuff with you, but do not throw garbage, other people are in a very difficult situation, I cleaned it all.' Yeni Foça Burunucu
The beach and the sea are very beautiful, but the municipality should urgently address the toilet and shower problem. You will have a pleasant time with your family or friends.
Adress: Fevzi Çakmak, Nergis Sk. No:35 D:31, 35687 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'The sea beach is very nice, everything is very good, the free umbrellas made by the municipality are also very good, but there is no shower and toilet on the beach, I think this is the biggest lack, apart from that, everything is very good, I recommend a nice place to go as a family.' Gencelli Beach
Gencelli Beach is the choice of those who want to swim in a quiet place a little away from people in Foça, Gencelli Beach is small but not crowded. The sea is clean, there is a market nearby.
Adress: Cumhuriyet, Prof. Muammer Aksoy Cd. 91 A, 35687 Foça/İzmir Visitor Comment: 'The beach is a bit small, it gets good wind and the sea is clean. A small liquor store is right next to the beach, you can buy beer etc. here. Close to the main road. From June 15 to September 15, the road at the bottom of the beach is closed to traffic. It is about 5 km to the highway, 8 km to the center of Yeni Foça and there is no very heavy human traffic like Yeni Foça. It's a complete relaxation.'
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