Beaches In Turkey


There are many beaches to choose from in the area, from the popular Olu Deniz and Calis beaches to the quieter less busy ones which are accessed by boat along the pine clad hillside. Hisaronu Bay has 2 small beaches that look out towards the Datca peninsula and Gemiler beach which is reached by bus or boat from Hisaronu. These are just a few of the many splendid beaches along this beautiful coastline. 

Calis Beach With its magnificent 2 mile stretch of sand and an easy going atmosphere, Calis Beach is the nearest beach to Fethiye and can easily be reached by boat or dolmus bus from the town centre. The seafront promenade, with its hotels and restaurants, is closed to traffic during the summer, making it safe for children.
Olu Deniz Beach Only a short distance from Hisaronu is the hugely photogenic resort of Olu Deniz. The beach here is a long and crescent shaped mix of sand and shingle - a sunworshippers paradise! It is fringed by incredible turquoise waters and overlooked by pine-clad hills and mountain forests. The lagoon area at the far end of the beach is part of a national park and conservation area.
Kalkan Beach

The beautiful and charming resort of Kalkan has a fabulous pebble beach just East of the harbour. There are hundreds of cafes and restaurants to choose from where you can take a break and enjoy a bite to eat as you admire the fantastic views over the water and surrounding hillside.

A choice of water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, ringo and banana boats can be found near Kalkan’s beach clubs, and diving facilities are also available.

You can also catch the water taxi from the far end of the beach which will take you to Kalkan Village on the other side of the bay.

Kaputas Beach Kaputas Beach is situated just past Kalkan Village, on the coastal road towards Kas. The beach is fairly small but has beautiful white sand and fantastic views out to see, framed by the Turkish hills on either side.
Patara Beach

Located on the Southern coast just West of Kalkan, Patara beach is beautiful with white sand, and is part of the national park.


The beach itself is rich with birdlife and is also the second most important turtle nesting beach in Turkey, being the breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead turtle. The beach has been declared off limits for development because of this and the beach is closed from sunset from May to October to allow the turtles peace in which to lay eggs.

Kalamar Beach

Kalamar beach, just over a mile West along the coast from Kalkan, has clear turqoise water, ideal for snorkelling! There are sunbeds for hire and the local Diving Centre offers scuba diving courses as well as fish feeding!


The Kalamar Beach Club has a restaurant as well as a range of watersport facilities available as well as boat trips for anyone who wants to explore the local caves or reefs and there is much marine life to see, including dolphins and turtles!


You can walk to Kalamar from the centre of Kalkan in around 25 minutes or reach it in 5 minutes by car.


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