I love Side, I have been before and will come again, only one thing I didn't like was pushy sellers, don't be afraid to walk away, they do fake leather now. Most are very good. Do a daily power walk to the other end of the beach ( away from the town ) This is my ideal place.
I read somewhere that Side has no beach, but the places nearby do. From Kumoy you can even take a long walk on the beach and you will pass a lot of nice places to eat or drink along the way. For the rest a very social area.
Beautiful, I walked on the beach daily from Side to Kumkoy and took the Dolmus back, or vice versa. Beautiful landscapes and a lovely sandbeach. The area has a lot to offer in culture. I'm not done with the place and I booked again.