Ilica Plaji

Ilica Plaji, Cesme: Address, Ilica Plaji Reviews: 4/5

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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.
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Fiona C
Lytham St Anne's, UK48 contributions
Aug 2021
We went for a swim around 9am, it was quiet but looked to be getting busy by mid day. The sand was fine and the water was still and very clear. The water was shallow for a long way out making it safe for children and non swimmers
Written September 11, 2021
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Gabriela R
Bucharest, Romania46 contributions
Jun 2021
Great beach, we've been impressed by the organisation of places for towels and umbrellas (I think due to covid measures), but that was great. No more people jumping on you or staying too close. Water is perfect, very high temperature compared with other seas, but I was bitten by a jellyfish. 100 people around me in the water, playing, enyoying, swimming, and I was the "lucky" one.
Written July 8, 2021
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vgyt
Atlanta, GA254 contributions
Aug 2021
This reminds the big beaches of great places right next to you in Cesme. It is mostly enjoyable with big waves but time to time you can also enjoy it so quite with no waves for a great swimming. It is all sand and does not go deep so quickly. It is a great place for family.
Written September 6, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,720 contributions
Sep 2020
Ilica beach is a terrific long beach on the northern part of Cesme peninsula. It's very popular with locals so it might get crowded.
Fine white sand stretches for miles with both free and private parts belonging to hotels. Water's warm and really pleasant to swim in. Many water sports with reasonable prices. In side streets are several shops, eateries and restaurants.
Written October 10, 2020
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Lailaamiry45
Narberth, PA146 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We enjoyed what I would call a perfect day on the beach. Social distancing was applied. The beach was crowded yet not noisy at all. We ordered a fruit salad and got a huge bowl full of all the fruits one can imagine sitting on ice. The prices very reasonable due to the decline of the TL.
Written July 28, 2021
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mkemalunsal
Ankara, Turkey135 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
A bit windy as it was the start of autumn. Due to pandemia local administration divided the beach for social distancing. Very cleverly done. Nothing fancy just sea and sand. And walking distance to food. Enjoyed it much
Written October 3, 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,445 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Probably, and according to locals, the best beach in the area. It is quite long, and there are several places to rent sun beds. If you are in Izmir in summer, and you want beach, this is your option. It is about 1 hour by bus.
Written July 21, 2021
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beny32
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
I never go back. I recommend you to go to other nice beaches on southern part of Alacati, probably the beach clubs which are more secluded, less crowded and cleaner.
In Illica Plaji, you do not see much of the white sand that reviews and websites talk about. The whole beach is about 1.5 km in a U-shape format; very restricted and not cosy. On the northern part of the beach (close to Sheraton private beach) there is a sandy beach with depth of less than 25 meters, restricted by restaurants, creating a soffocating feeling. On the other side of the bay where private boats were parked, there was a concrete beach connected to the sea by ladders. Here, there were a few small logons of sand beach (10 by 5 meter!) to give you the ridiculous feeling of resting on sand!
The beach was very crowded on every corner, not very clean, ppl were swarming, everyone was smoking cigar and I did not breathe fresh air even for a minute. Many places rented sunshades for 10 to 15 Lira. Especially if you are traveling from Izmir and plan to spend one day at one of Cesme beaches, do not waste your day here!
Written August 16, 2019
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Gokhan A
Istanbul, Turkey25 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Ilıca is the one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. This is a public beach with small cafes and parasol&sunbed renters. There is Sheraton Hotel near the middle of the beach but you can pass through it by walking. This beach is even more stunning if you can visit it when there isn't any wind from the northerly directions, unfortunately 90% of the time it is very windy! The food and drinks sold along the beach are modestly priced especially compared to the expensive beach clubs of Cesme. One parasol and two sunbeds can be rented for 20-25TL or you can directly lay on the warm sandy beach! The water is quite warm compared to other areas in Cesme thanks to warm underground water coming to surface near the beach. You should definitely check it out if you are in the region. One warning, on Sundays it is very crowded so try to avoid it on Sundays.
Written July 9, 2013
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AGaule
Kilkenny Ireland5 contributions
Jun 2011 • Couples
Went to Cesme last summer with friends. As we had never been to Turkey before, I did'nt know what to expect. Cesme is in the northern part of Turkey, away from the more tourist areas down south. Absolutely beautiful. Loads to do and see and the most beautiful beaches. Illica beach is just class. Beautiful tourquise sea. Our friends brought us to the most beautiful little village / resort area. 'Alacati.....please, please google on Tripadvisor. I have never been to a more prettier place, reminded me of Greece a little. Very, very sophisticated, but still sooooo charming. Fabulous restaurants and quaint little coffee shops and cafes. Alacati is famous for its stonework and growing heather. This adds so much to the whole charm of the area. Please check out.
Written March 28, 2012
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