The sandy Kilyos Beach lies roughly 20 km in north istanbul. Kilyos beach has a blue flag. The beach begins east of Istanbul cliffs. Restaurants, hotels and other services host visitors who swim mostly from platforms and docks. The real sandy beach starts on the east side of the point and extends for several kilometers. Most parts of the beach are backed by commercial services offering sun umbrellas, beach chairs, snacks and drinks, showers and perhaps even some entertainment.
You can easily reach Kilyos Beach from the center of Istanbul by any transportation. The minibuses run all the way along the Kilyos beach to the end of the public access area.