Lara Beach
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Located east of Antalya, Lara Beach is one of Turkey’s most expansive beaches, home to waterfront hotels, restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. Although some sections belong to the hotels, the western end of the beach is free to enter. Families love the shallow, crystalline waters and clean shores that are great for swimming. You can enjoy water activities like jet skiing, paragliding, snorkeling, and banana boat rides too. There are also public barbecue areas and sunbeds available to rent for a small fee. Lara Beach is great for a sun-kissed getaway, but be mindful of summer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Philip
    Renfrew, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Very poor shopping experience.
    Very poor shops. Prices just ridiculously high - no item was tagged with a price and was and made up on the spot by the shopkeeper. So many items have a fake brand name emblazoned unsubtly across it in an attempt to confer some level of quality to it - which it clearly doesn’t have. Nothing is genuine. Footpath and public areas are in terrible condition and not at all suitable for high pedestrian numbers. A really poor experience
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Rani
    Greater London, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Very poor beach
    This is not a very nice beach - gravel sand, stones, pebbles on the beach and in the water. The resorts have set up their sunbeds etc. but I was very disappointed - this beach is a shuttle from the Ramada, surrounded by cheap shops and malls. Unfortunately the cynic in me would say... that's why the all inclusive package is so cheap. Sorry
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • walktheearthslowly
    23 contributions
    Lots of room for improvement.
    Postives: Long beach, warm sea, scenic night views and shower facilities. Negatives: Crowded, rubbish on beach, dogs roaming on beach, witnessed people having sex in sea. Drunken women been propositioned in early hours of morning. People camping and living on beach with tents and worst of all "private" section of beach fenced off. Including Buzz Beach where the one armed turkish pirate wanted to charge me 120tl for swimming infront of his resturant in the early hours of the morning !
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Nisli
    Zurich, Switzerland53 contributions
    Disappointing!!
    This is probably the biggest disappointment of our stay in Antalya. The pictures imply s beautiful sandy beach but we found that the public part is dirty as a garbage dump, no white sandy beach but gravel. On top, they charge you so much money for sunbeds (in the dirt!). On the positive side, you can easily reach the beach by bus. However, I cannot recommend, unless you are staying in one of the hotels (that’s supposed to be different).
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 19, 2023
  • 2024
    2 contributions
    Family holiday
    We were really confused by the discrepancy between google reviews and trio advisor reviews. It did make us worry a bit as only saw the bad google reviews after. Towards the end of our stay I was asked to do a trip advisor review and she sat and watched me type (actuslly took my phone off me and set up it up and told me what to write) The hotel was good and there were many good parts. Travelling with kids and baby . My husband says he would go back but personally I think after spending £5000 on a family holiday I would expect a bit better. The noise was so loud in our room and this went on til 12am some nights. Given that my main reason to go away was to catch up on sleep with our baby it didn’t happen as it made it hard to put her to sleep. Sound proof glass would have been better. The buffet was very repetitive food very oily and salty One night it was so salty we couldn’t give it to our kids so ended up just letting them have chocolate ice cream for dinner Like another review has said if there was one or two nights a la carte included like other all inclusive hotels do this would have been appreciated as we didn’t really get to all sit together. One waiter kept asking for tips , which we did want to give but didn’t always carry change on us as staying all inclusive it took the stress off having to carry around. When we had tipped the waiter he did make special effort the next day to set our table with flowers and have a bottle of wine on the table ( red wine was not nice ) The drinks over all - good brands used but the cocktails weren’t that nice apart from the pina colada. But understandably they have to make them cost effective so isn’t goign to be the same as a drink yoj would pay £10 for in a nice pub / bar. Good things: Hotel was kept clean Nice pools Good weather Nice beach Lovely deck over the sea Convineant having water available at the beach, gym and everywhere Spa : Hammam was nice with a scrub and foam massage Easy to book in Good gym but could do with AC The rooms could also do with Better AC. We went oct nov and was too hot so don’t know how people managed in hotter months Staff were nice and friendly Easy check in and check out process Lobby bar and patisserie were nice to sit during the day when not at the pool or beach
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
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Marishechka
San Francisco, CA621 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Beautiful sandy beach and nice surrounding right at Lara district in Antalya. You can choose to stay on the sand and it’s free or you can get a sun bed to enjoy yourself even better . Not too crowded in October and has lots of free parking . We enjoyed it very much . .
Written October 20, 2020
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Aice
Lilongwe, Malawi116 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Good beach - long stretch, perfect for walks.
Good resorts along this beach
Lots of water sport and activities
Daybeds have to be payed for before use.
Lots of pretty pebbles along the beach.
Order fresh fish - delicious.
The best part:
Beautiful sunsets !
Written May 18, 2022
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Az zee A
London, UK400 contributions
Mar 2022
A vast, sandy beach. Admittedly we went off season, so was fairly empty. Just some locals enjoying the sunny day. I can imagine it being busy and a nice beach to come to during the summer months. If using public transport the KL08 bus will get you here from Kaleici (Old City).
Written March 20, 2022
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Akil W.
Barcelona, Spain59 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
This beach is one of the best beaches in Antalya. It has free side and paid side at Palm Beach. The prices are so affordable. For a sun-bed would cost 100 turkish lira, and cabin 200 turkish lira and I will upload their menu so you can check. But I really encourage you to visit this beach.
Enjoyyy
Written August 10, 2021
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walktheearthslowly
United Kingdom23 contributions
Jul 2023
Postives: Long beach, warm sea, scenic night views and shower facilities.
Negatives: Crowded, rubbish on beach, dogs roaming on beach, witnessed people having sex in sea. Drunken women been propositioned in early hours of morning. People camping and living on beach with tents and worst of all "private" section of beach fenced off. Including Buzz Beach where the one armed turkish pirate wanted to charge me 120tl for swimming infront of his resturant in the early hours of the morning !
Written August 4, 2023
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Philip
Renfrew, UK1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
Very poor shops.

Prices just ridiculously high - no item was tagged with a price and was and made up on the spot by the shopkeeper.

So many items have a fake brand name emblazoned unsubtly across it in an attempt to confer some level of quality to it - which it clearly doesn’t have.

Nothing is genuine.

Footpath and public areas are in terrible condition and not at all suitable for high pedestrian numbers.

A really poor experience
Written April 10, 2023
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dsm
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
On arrival we were met by a bell boy who was very helpful and polite, reception friendly and efficient. The rooms were tidy and clean although the bed linen had grubby marks on it and could do with regular changing, beds were made during our stay but the linen was not! One day the cleaning lady didn’t call at all which was frustrating despite a clear notice on our door. We were also only given one card key for a family of four which isn’t helpful. The food and drinks are lovely and plentiful, good choices throughout. Staff work tirelessly and are very friendly. Amenities were well kept and easily accessed. Overall I would say 4 rather than 5 star. Jet2 however was a complete nightmare, flight cancelled on the return, no vouchers for food, waited over 5 hours to be transferred to a hotel and another 2 hours to check everyone in at 04:00am. Representatives were largely absent and communication poor, the food we booked for our return was also unavailable so we had nothing to eat since lunch with no alternatives offered. Filled a compensation claim but doubt we will hear anything as online reviews show the fob you off and rarely cover the costs associated with delays! In summary lovely hotel with hard working staff, just don’t use Jet2
Written September 7, 2022
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Phi Tang
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Good quiet sandy beach with a beautiful Duden Waterfalls Park. Good restaurants nearby serving delicious Turkish food with affordable price. The Lara Hotel located on the cliff with a stunning sea view and private beach. The draw back of this resort is the taxi fare is expensive and the driver is dishonest and the traffic tram to Antalya centre is terrible.
Written November 12, 2022
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Agata Z
Barrow-in-Furness, UK96 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Turkey is my 29 country I have see and I have to say Lara beach is not on top on my list. If you like busy, crowded and noisy places then perhaps it is for you. Water is clean, but beach is with dark sand and unfortunately people leave cigarettes buts in them. There are just huge hotels on Lara beach and is so far away from the old town. We took a bus to old town and it took more then 1hr 20 min. Overall ok, but nothing special and I wouldn't come back.
Written October 25, 2021
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Khan
Peshawar, Pakistan25 contributions
Nov 2019
In last November 2019, i visited this scenic beauty. I found this beach very beautiful, serene and calm. Because of cold weather, very few people were there, however the serenity attracted me too much and i would like to see this place again and again.
Written January 22, 2020
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