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Lara Beach, Antalya (Lara Plajı) - eastern beaches of the city

Lara Beach (Turkish name: Lara Plajı) is one of the longest and widest Antalya beaches, which has all the necessary beach infrastructure, and nearby there are luxury hotels, a park area for picnics and restaurants.

This is the only large public sandy beach in Antalya and one of the two main beaches of the city, the second is Konyaalti beach (Konyaaltı Plajı).

On the beaches there are large and fine sand of gray and golden colors, in places there are medium-sized pebbles.

The sea water is clean and transparent. The approach to the sea is mostly gentle, the depth comes gradually.

Lara Beach has a length of about 12 kilometers and is located on the Mediterranean coast. In fact, there are many beaches concentrated on one long beach strip; and many of which have a Blue Flag award.

The beach is located at the eastern tip of the city of Antalya, and also goes beyond the city limits - it captures the resort areas of Aksu and Kundu, which, thanks to a wide sandy beach and developed hotel infrastructure, attract a large number of tourists and are considered the best resorts in Antalya.

5-star resort hotels in Aksu and Kundu are located on the first line, have green areas, swimming pools, water slides, sports, gaming and entertainment areas, restaurants, bars, spa and fitness centers, as well as infrastructure on the beaches, piers and facilities for water sports. Most hotels operate on an all-inclusive system.

Some hotels are stylized as world-famous buildings and attractions. From hotels:

Concorde De Luxe Resort - Ultra All Inclusive booking

Asteria Kremlin Palace booking

Swandor Hotels & Resorts - Topkapi Palace booking

Venezia Palace Deluxe Resort Hotel booking

Titanic Mardan Palace booking

Titanic Deluxe Lara booking

Delphin BE Grand Resort booking

You can get to the hotels of Aksu and Kundu resorts from the airport and the center of Antalya by public buses, taxi or car.

It is most convenient and fastest to get from the airport and the center of Antalya by taxi. You can order a taxi in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport or at another specified location, a driver will be waiting for you. At the airport, you will be met by a driver with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data!

One of the most convenient ways to travel independently in the Antalya region and Turkey is by car. You can rent a car in advance, even from home, the car will be waiting for you on arrival near the airport, or in another place convenient for you in the city.

Lara Beach directly in Antalya is also sandy and wide.

On the beach of Lara, places for sunbathing, where you can sit on your own beach towel, alternates with beach clubs - areas with sun loungers and umbrellas, beach cafes and water activities. The cost of a chaise longue and an umbrella from the sun per person per day starts from 75 lira.

Lifeguards are on duty on the beach, there are decking for ease of movement, free changing cabins, showers, toilets and free Wi-Fi.

Along the beach there is an embankment, on which there are a few small shops, cafes and places to charge phones.

Near the beach, at the western end of the continuous beach strip, there is a park area with a playground and picnic areas with barbecue grills, tables and benches.

At the western part of the beach strip there is "Sandy Country" (Sandland) - a kind of open-air museum, where sand sculptures are presented.

The international sand art Festival (Uluslararası Antalya Kum Heykel Festivali) is held here annually, for which a new theme is chosen every year and sculptors from different countries create various sand sculptures. Visitors are allowed to observe the process of creating sand sculptures. The sculptures remain in their places for the next twelve months, until the new festival.

In the evening, the sculptures are illuminated.

Entrance to the museum is paid.

Museum opening hours: from May 1 to November 1 from 09:00 to 23:00, from November 1 to May 1 and from 09:00 to 19:00.

Website of the Sandland Museum: sandlandantalya.

Further west along the coast, there is a rocky part where the beach is located 5-star Club Hotel Sera with private grounds with garden, swimming pools, spa, restaurant and bar.

The hotel has a rocky beach area with a pier and equipped descents into the sea waters.

The room rate includes an all-inclusive system. Link to the hotel booking

Behind the rocky promontory, Lara Beach has a small bay with coarse sand, pebbles and rocky formations, where there are beach clubs with all amenities, but you can also stay on a personal towel.

On the beach there are showers, changing cabins, a place to play beach volleyball.

Behind the beach there is a narrow road with a sidewalk, along which there are low residential buildings, there is also a cafe and a small sports ground.

Near Lara beach there is a rocky coast, where the 40-meter The lower Duden Waterfall falls directly into the Mediterranean Sea.

Practical information

Entrance to Lara Beach and the coastal park is free.

You can get to Lara Beach from the historical center of Antalya (the Old Town of Kaleici) by public buses KL08 (the final stop at Lara beach is "Güzeloba Depolama"), taxi or car.

Public buses run from other parts of the city.

All accommodation facilities in Antalya (hotels, apartments, villas, guest houses, etc.), including near Lara beach, other beaches, in the historical center of the city and more remotely from those, can be view and book here booking

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