What's the weather like in Side in August
The month of August in Side is tied with July for the warmest of the year. The average temperature in August is 28°C (82°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is a stifling 34°C (93°F). The overall weather in August stays relatively the same throughout the month. The beginning and middle of August brings lots of sun, no rain, and an average daily temperature of 28°C (82°F).
The end of the month is more of the same, with a slight increase in the chance of rain (although it's still miniscule) and an average daily temperature of 26°C (79°F). The lowest temperature ever recorded in Side in August is 13°C (55°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 44°C (111°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
In addition to very warm temperatures in August, Side also sees lots of sun this month. The average daily sunshine is 13 hours, just one hour less than the high for the year in Side of 14 hours, occurring in June and July. Coinciding with lots of sun is virtually no rain in August.
The average rainfall this month is just 2mm, occurring over only two days. Between the warmer temperatures and the nonexistent chance of rain, going to the beach in August is a very popular activity.
Average Sea Temperature
Another reason why the beach is crowded this month is because of the warm sea water. The average sea temperature in August is 28°C (82°F), which is the highest it gets for the year in Side. Water this warm is comfortable for all people, including for extending periods of time.
The average humidity in August is about 60%, which is comfortable and largely unnoticeable. However, the high temperatures this month can make being outside feel uncomfortable, even with low humidity levels.
Side Hotels in August
The Melissa Gardens offers apartment style rooms for guests to choose from. The rooms are spacious and designed to make guests feel like they are at home. They have two swimming pools, one created for a more serene and relaxing environment, and one that is more "playful," as it has a waterslide. They also have foam parties at the pools, in addition to other types of entertainment like "quiz nights." Melissa Gardens also has a restaurant on-site offering international cuisine and a variety of drinks. They even have a spa offering massages and body treatments. They are about an 18 minute walk to the centre of Side, and also just 400 metres to the beach.
The Hotel Oleander is a large hotel with 330 rooms available, consisting of standard rooms, superior rooms, family rooms, and suites. Every room does not come with a sea view, but the option to purchase one with such a view is available. The hotel has three restaurants (one serving Mediterranean, one serving international, and one serving Asian dishes) and three different bars, all on-site. Two of the bars at outdoors (one on the roof and perfect for sunsets, the other by the pool) and the other is located in the lobby. In addition to the pool, there is a "fun centre" with games like pool tables and bowling lanes, a fitness centre, and a spa. The hotel is about an 11 minute drive from the city centre.
Side Beach for August
Side only has two beaches, East Beach, and West Beach. The East Beach is made of up sand and is both long and wide. The beach has numerous facilities and visitors can rent sunbeds and umbrellas here as well. The water at East Beach tends to be rougher than the water at West Beach, but this doesn't stop people from enjoying water sports here.
Things like parasailing and water skiing are popular, as well as more relaxing activities like fishing. Due to the warm weather and the warm sea water, the beach gets very packed during August, so be prepared for crowds. Located just off of the beach is Sunwing Side East Beach Resort and they offer a variety of food options, including full meals, snacks, and desserts. East Beach is just a short walk from the centre of Side and easily accessible by foot.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are in search of some local food, check out Emir Pansion Bistro Café. They offer Turkish cuisine that is homemade and includes things like meat kebabs, steak filets, fresh seafood, and local vegetables. They also offer a fixed price menu with a choice of starters, main course, and dessert for a reasonable price. This restaurant is family run (owned by a couple and their children are the waiters) and provides very friendly service. They also have grapes growing on vines throughout the restaurant and are often served to you after your meal. They are located just two minutes walking from the centre of Side.
The Lush Restaurant and Bar is a unique place in that it is a restaurant, a bar, and a place to sing karaoke and play games. They offer a variety of food, from things like pastas, chicken shish kebabs, and grilled meat served on rice with vegetables. There is also a full bar offering both traditional and signature cocktails, wine, and beer. In addition to karaoke, they also have pool tables and other board games available, like chess or backgammon. This fun place has a little bit of something for everyone and is about a six minute drive from the city centre.
Things to do in Side in August
A great way to relax is by visiting the Keyf Wellness Club. They offer a variety of health and body treatments, such as massages (including nine different options), beauty options (like facials), and a variety of bath options (Roman, Turkish, mud). The club also has a salt room, a sauna, and a swimming pool. They also have a restaurant/bar offering Turkish cuisine, as well as healthy, Mediterranean dishes. Drinks are available as well, including local wines, beers, cocktails, and fresh juices. The club is about a 20 minute drive from Side.
If you are in search of some adventure, while also seeing a different part of Side, try horseback riding. Rides begin at 9 AM, last about an hour, and go through forests that are located outside of Titreyengol, which is about a 17 minute drive from the centre of Side. The well-trained horses can be ridden by people of all ages, including children six years old and up. No prior experience is required and beginners are welcome. A café/restaurant is located at the riding center for food and drink after your ride.