Turkey is Europe's third beachfront country with over 350 'true beachfront' hotels and resorts. The tourist beaches of Turkey are very different to those of its chief business rival and historical antagonist, Greece. While the latter has many smaller resorts scattered over many islands, Turkey has long, straight mainland beaches lined with huge resorts.
Though it trails its European rivals in number of hotels, Turkey might outrank Greece in number of rooms by the beach. Both of the country's major destinations, Side and Kemer, cater to the mass tourist market and package tours, and the average beach hotel here has hundreds of rooms. Resorts with 500 rooms are not uncommon, while 300+ room resorts are standard. In the high season the beaches in both destinations can get quite crowded.
Turkey does, however, smaller, less-famous beach resort areas, though they are again straight, mainland beaches, often lined with side-by-side hotels.