For many Turks, Antalya is synonymous with the thick crowds of holiday-makers on Konyaaltı Beach, and the packed pebble strand is a hot, somewhat off-putting sight in high season. The city has worked hard to improve the quality of the beach experience, though, with especially impressive results on the 1-km (½-mile) section starting after the museum and ending under the Su Hotel. The beach is largely divided up by concessions, each with its own restaurant, deck chairs,
umbrellas, and showers. Amenities : food and drink; parking (no fee); showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: partiers; walking; swimming.