Beaches

Kalkan Town Beach

The Kalkan Town Beach is located adjacent to the entrance to the Harbour.

The beach is awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag status.

Sunshades and sunbeds can be hired for a small payment.

The beach is man made and comprises small pebbles.

A safe swimming area is designated from which boats are excluded.

At the harbour side there are restaurants and bars where you can find fresh orange or pomegranate juice or the famous ice cold EFES beer.

The water is crystal clear and warm but with pockets of cold which seep from the underground natural springs.

It is recommended that beach shoes are worn to make it easy to enter the water and return from the sea.

 

Kaputas Beach

Kapatas beach is famous for its crystal clear turquoise water and features in a number of promotional photographs of Kalkan.

Many of the daily gullet boat trips from the harbour will stop for a short while at Kapatas beach which is located only a few kilometers out of Kalkan on the road to Kas.   There is a  regular dolmus service (bus) from the centre of Kalkan alternatively a taxi ride will get you there easily.

Please note there are over 100 steps down from the road to the beach and there are limited refreshment and toilet facilities.

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Kalkan ‘Beach’ Clubs

There are a seven high quality ‘beach clubs’ located a short free boat ride from the harbour where you can relax on sunbeds with shades and enjoy a cool refreshing drink and  swim from the beach platforms in the crystal clear water of Kalkan bay.  There is a small charge approx 15TL for the hire of sunbeds. (June 2014)

Water sports including jet ski, ringos, dingy sailing, skiing, kayak and speed boat rides can be organised form the beach clubs.

The Kalamar Bay ‘beach’ Club provides a free taxi service to pick you up from the Emir apartments and for a small charge you hire sunbeds and sunshades.  There is waiter service for drinks and a snacks and a good restaurant with free wi-fi access.

There are canoes, pedalos, and a sea trampoline to enjoy.  Diving instruction is available at the Kalkan Dive centre

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Patara Beach

Patara beach offers 18 kilometers of open sandy beach and safe bathing in a protected site of special architectural interest only a short drive from Kalkan or by local Dolmus (bus).  Patara beach is listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the World.

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There is one restaurant – cafe on the beach with shower and changing facilities

If you are a competent rider why not explore the dunes on horse back.

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Patara beach provides 18 kilometers of golden sand where turtles lay their eggs a few metres from the shore line.  The beach is a nationally protected site with massive sand dunes and many ancient ruins, including an amphitheatre, many of which remain undiscovered beneath the sand from the time when Patara was a very important trading port.

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