Black Sea Region, Turkey

Atakum Beach

Atakum Beach, also known as Atakum-Gen├žlik Plaj─▒, is situated in the district of Atakum in Samsun, Turkey. The beach is renowned for its shallow sea and broad sandy coastline, making it an attractive destination for both residents of Samsun and tourists from neighboring cities. The district of Atakum is the closest to the center of Samsun and is renowned for the longest coastline in the region. The beach spans approximately 6.5 km and is 415 meters long and 35 meters wide. This public beach provides direct access to the sea and is devoid of any pebbles or rocks. The beach has been substantially renovated, transforming it into a significant attraction for sea tourism and daily sports activities. It has been awarded the Blue Flag for several consecutive years, a testament to its clear water and clean sand. Atakum Beach is equipped with a wide range of amenities to cater to visitors throughout the day. These include children's playgrounds, bike paths, and a public golf course, as well as sports courts for activities like football and basketball. The beach is surrounded by a walkway and a bicycle and scooter path, making it easily accessible. There are also various social and entertainment venues along the coastline. Despite the presence of green spaces, the beach lacks shade from lush trees. However, there are dressing rooms, showers, and toilets every 500 meters along the beach, although some visitors have noted that there are not enough facilities to serve the area. The beach also provides facilities for people with disabilities, including an accessible toilet on the beach and ramps for wheelchair access. In terms of its location, Atakum Beach is 35 km away from the nearest airport and 11 km away from the city center. Public transportation is available, with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes to reach the city center. The beach also features a convenient area for parking. Atakum Beach is a peaceful and serene place, perfect for a morning walk and swim. Despite its popularity, it maintains a calm atmosphere, making it ideal for those who prefer to have the place to themselves.

What to do at Atakum Beach?


Atakum Beach amenities include parking, toilet and shower.


You can enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars situated on the beach.


You can enjoy one of the restaurants at the beach while soaking up the sun.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the beach's beauty and extensive facilities, including dressing rooms, showers, toilets, sports courts, and children's playgrounds. They also appreciate the convenience of parking and the opportunity for various activities such as walking, swimming, and picnicking. However, some visitors complain about the lack of sufficient shade and facilities.

Where is Atakum Beach?

Latitude: 41.3325547 / Longitude: 36.2882522

Atakum Beach is located in Black Sea Region. The following map of Atakum Beach shows the exact location.

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