- Dalaman Family holidays
Cheap family holidays in Dalaman are a great way to enjoy a destination that is loved not only by tourists, but by its local residents too, which is always a good sign. There are two nearby beaches in particular that make great day trips for the family, and although there's a small entry fee to get on to the beach, once you're there you'll find plenty of Turkish families enjoying the sands too. Both are within easy reach of the main town of Dalaman, and you might even want to take a trip to each in turn, and decide which journey and which beach you prefer.
The beach with the cafe
Sarigerme is just to the south-west of Dalaman, at a distance of about 14 km, but the roads between the two are well surfaced following quite recent work to improve the route. Once there, pay the entry fee and find a spot on the sand - the beach typically isn't crowded, but there should be plenty of locals there especially on the sunniest days, and the atmosphere is very friendly for tourists too. If you don't want to pack a picnic or risk your refreshments getting warm in the sun, there is a cafe located on the beach itself, but you can probably expect to pay a premium for the convenience.
The beach with the cliffs
Nearly the same distance away, about 12 km from the town, is Sarsala Koyu. If you only have chance to visit one of the beaches, this is probably the better addition to your itinerary for family holidays in Dalaman, and that is largely due to the journey to get there. Again, well surfaced roads have been put in place along the route, but this time you'll get spectacular cliff top views, which eventually open out into a lovely view across the bay and the beach itself.
Dalaman for the kids
On non-beach days, there's plenty to explore around the town, so family holidays to Dalaman should never become boring. Make the most of any childcare offered by your hotel - such as kids' clubs and supervised activities - to give you some time to explore the town without them tagging along. If you find anything you know they'll love, you can always go back later in your holiday so that they can experience it too.
Why Dalaman is so great for families
Dalaman family holidays give you the chance to create unforgettable memories. A stunning coastline includes miles and miles of golden arcs of sand and brilliant blue water, providing the perfect place to spend lazy days in the sunshine (make sure you remember the sunscreen for the little ones, though). In the evenings enjoy the ample facilities for tourists, and the exceptional Turkish cuisine in traditional restaurants. This section of the country's coastline is also home to numerous resorts, where there are specialist facilities for kids, and plenty of day trips to check out too.