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Ölü deniz

Listed under Beaches in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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This is one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey – which must say something about it being at least aesthetically pleasing with its long swoop of white sand, like one of those large Turkish swords, and water in a rainbow of blue shades falling away from the coast.

The lagoon on the other side of this sandy arc has calm waters best for learning watersports and for families, and on the end of the lagoon is the protected area of National Park so it's pretty backing away from the coast as well.

If you need more than a pretty beach to make a holiday, the resort of Olu deniz is known for some active options as well – its dunes are especially good for paragliding, and the water is just right above sea level for sailors and just right below sea level for scuba divers.

Written by  Jade Cabbot.

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“Belcekiz Beach (Ölüdeniz)”

This is one of the world’s most photographed beaches and it adorns many posters advertising trips to Turkey. An aesthetically pleasing arc of sand then pebbles surrounded by a dipping valley then forested mountains, a dead calm bright blue lagoon a… Read more...

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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lies !!

in the picture the beach looks perfect so that was the main reason i went. when i got there it was the opposite of completely straight, it was really curvy and jaggidy. i think the photoshopping on this picture is really stupid and is false advertising. i am appaled, however it was a good trip still

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Really? I've seen loads of photos of it on Flickr and it looks straight there too - I woudn't think that everyone who's ever been there has photoshopped their pics? Do you have photos of it looking jagged?

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