Our online research didn’t come up with much choice of campsites near Istanbul open in April, so we were pleased to find Sahil Kamp Istanbul, east of the city on the Black Sea on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.
The site mainly consisted of small tents, huts and ‘bungalows’ to rent. There was limited space for pitching our caravans and motorhome; however, it did have great views of the sea.
We could see some old caravans permanently sited on a couple of pitches right by the sea, which would have been great, and there may have been more options further around the peninsula, but the access road didn’t look great for our vehicles.
There was a new restaurant/café area; however, the new facilities block looked smart, but was not finished yet.
There is a swimming pool, which we presume would be emptied and cleaned for the summer season, and another restaurant overlooking the sea. We did have the benefit of a brilliant view of the Black Sea and experienced some awesome sunsets and sunrises while we were there.
Visit the Sahil Kamp Istanbul website
(but maybe 3 stars when the new facilities are open)