Kalkans Beaches


Gorgeous  Kaputaş Beach  is a lovely sandy swimming cove nestled at the foot of a striking mountain gorge, about 10 minutes from Kalkan.  This is the beach often pictured in travel brochures for Turkey, although it doesn’t get crowded as one would expect. The water is always a brilliant colour of turquoise.  Umbrellas can be hired here and a few enterprising locals sell snacks and cold drinks.  Dolmuses (shared minibuses) make frequent runs to this beach daily from the centre of Kalkan.  Quite a few steps lead down to the beach, so take this into consideration if you have a walking problem.


Another option,  Patara Beach , part of a national park, is a beautiful 12 kilometre stretch of sand backed by dunes with only a small snack shop/tea house built upon it (it also rents out umbrellas and sunbeds).  It was voted one of the top beaches in the world by Times Online – Best of 2005

Kalkan Beach

A very pleasant pebbly  public beach  with crystal-clear water is located just to the east of Kalkan’s harbour; it (and the surrounding water) has earned a Blue Flag award for cleanliness. The water depth drops off close to the shore, so you don’t have to walk over the pebbles for long. Many cafés are nearby and sun beds with umbrellas are available for rent.