Beaches in and around Kalkan
Kalkan has a small pebble beach with sunbeds and fixed parasols (small fee payable). With the natural cold springs coming from the seabed, there are warm and cold spots in the crystal clear Blue Flag Award shoreline. Don’t be surprised if you see a Turtle swimming not far from you!
Patara Beach is about a 15 minute drive away, and there is a regular bus service to it costing just a couple of pounds per person. The beach itself is 17 kms long, sandy, and there are sunbeds and parasols for hire. There is also a cafe, showers and toilets. Patara Beach is a protected beach, as the ‘Caretta Caretta’ (Turtles) lay their eggs here, so you are prohibited from using the beach after dark. As Patara the resort is steeped in history, ruins and artefacts, there is a small entry fee per person. This allows you to not only use the beach, but also visit the ruins.
Kalkan has a handful of beach clubs dotted along the coastline, which are very popular with tourists. Each has bathing platforms with sunbeds, parasols, WC and eating facilities, and direct access to the sea. Some are Adult Only, others are family friendly. Charges range from being free to paying a small fee per person for a sunbed and parasol. Everyone has their favourite beach club, but equally everyone agrees they are a great way to spend the day.