Ölüdeniz is one of Turkey’s most famous beaches. A beautiful cobalt blue lagoon sweeps around on its seaward side into a vast crescent of coarse pale sand and pebble beach, all framed by a spectacular backdrop of pine forests and mountains. The sheltered lagoon beach is made up of thousands of tiny pebbles and the warm, calm waters are ideal for children, who delight in chasing shoals of fish through the shallows. This lagoon area is not visible from the open sea, is very sheltered and is a national park (where building is strictly prohibited) for which a nominal entrance fee is charged. The resort began with a handful of camping sites hidden amongst the olive groves along the beachfront. As the resort developed with its ever-growing popularity, more up-market hotels and restaurants are appearing, but due to the local building restrictions it has still retained its natural beauty.
Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, is an official blue flag beach and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to para glide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Babadağ Mountain’s exceptional height.
Ölüdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.