Beaches, Bodrum

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  • 07 Aug 2005
    07 Aug 2005
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    The eastern bay
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    The beach

    by MalenaN Updated Nov 13, 2004

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    The eastern bay

    Favorite thing: The beach in Bodrum is not very big, but there is a narrow pebbled beach along the eastern bay (Kumbahce Bay). During the days it's full of sun beds and people. In the evening the sun beds are removed and the restaurants along Dr Alim Bey Caddesi and Cumhuriyet Caddesi pu tables there. So you can actually sit on the beach and have a nice dinner.

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    Just Live

    by jonturk Written Jan 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Traditional Bodrum Houses

    The common features of the traditional architecture used in Bodrum are windowless first floors and doors on the second story with access by way of ladders that can be drawn up into the house. These houses, which are now protected by the government, are located mostly in the villages of Ortakent and Kocakaya above Gümüþlük. The houses are square and the roofs are covered with 'geren' - reeds mixed with mud. The stone houses are traditional made of marble and well-cut limestone.
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    Beaches

    Güvercinlik
    A cove of unusual beauty with every conceivable tone green and blue, it is located 25 km from Bodrum. Salih Island, located right across the water, only serves to enhance the natural appeal of this beautiful cove.

    Torba
    A peaceful little village just 5 km from Bodrum, it is a charming yet lively place where the shining sea melds with the green pines and olive trees. There are boats going to Didim, Milet and Priene from here.

    Gölköy
    Located 13 km north of Bodrum, this beautiful cove blends the green of olive, tangerine and pine trees with that of palms. Because it faces the north, it is always lush and the water in the cove is cooler than that in the other coves.

    Türkbükü
    Situated beside Gölköy, at a distance from Bodrum of 15 km, it resembles Gölköy in almost every way. It is one of the places preferred by people looking for peace and quiet.

    Gündoðan
    Located 18 km from Bodrum, Gündoðan cove is one of the coves that has been least changed by man and which still preserves its beauty in the most natural way. Its tangerine orchards are famous.

    Gümüþlük
    It is one of the oldest settlements on the peninsula. It is still possible to see in places the underwater remains of the old harbor wall which connected Tavþan Island to the mainland. The sea and fish here are famous. Watching the sun set here amidst the lush green vegetation will be a life-long memory.

    Fondest memory: Kadýkalesi
    The sandy beaches of this crystal clear sea are surround with citrus orchards. Situated 23 km from Bodrum, it gets its name from the remains of a nearby castle belonging to the Hellenistic era.

    Turgutreis
    Situated 20 km from Bodrum, the town is famous for its tangerine orchards. It is named for the famous Turkish admiral, Turgut Reis. In terms of population, it is the second most populous area after Bodrum. It is known for its unforgettable sunsets.

    Akyarlar
    This cove with its wonderful beach and crystal clear waters is 13 km from Bodrum. It is one of the best places in the world to surf. Its ancient name is Arhialla.

    Karaincir
    Situated 16 km out of Bodrum, its 500 m. beach is one of the best in the area.

    Baðla
    With one of the best coves and beaches on the peninsula, it is an excellent place to camp and is 14 km from Bodrum.

    Ortakent
    Located 14 km from Bodrum, its waters are warm and it has sandy beaches. Its tangerine orchards are quite famous. It is one of the best vantage points from which to view village life in Bodrum.

    Bitez
    One of the most beautiful coves on the peninsula, it is 10 km from Bodrum and has warm waters and sandy beaches. It is a beautiful quiet corner where blue and green reach out to touch each other in the tangerine orchards which stretch from the village to the sea.

    Gümbet
    About 3 km west of Bodrum, its waters are very shallow. It is an excellent place for beach surfing. Bardakçý is a mere 500 m. from Bodrum. Most people go there by boat. It is known for its beach and the water, which is as clear as glass, as well as the fresh water spring there.

    Karaada
    Situated 4 miles from Bodrum, it is famous for its healing mineral springs. The water comes out of a cave and the mud from the cave is said to be good for skin conditions.

    Ada Boðazý (Aquarium)
    It is called Aquarium because of its crystal-clear waters. In the open waters the sea floor 30 m. below can be seen with the naked eye.

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    gumbet beach

    by denrog Written Feb 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: there is something for everyone!! if you want to just lie down and relax on the sunlounger turgutreis, torba, gundogan and bitez is for you. If you are into water sports crowded and loud fun beaches then stay in gumbet , bodrum if you like private beach loud music and big cushions to lie down orange club in gumbet is the place to go...it also turns into a beach club at night.. sea is much cleaner than central gumbet.if you like soft sand your beach is in bitez especially if you have kids you'll like it, so much to say so little space...

    Fondest memory: bodrum marine club; sailing away midnight dancing on the glass floor where you can see the fish swimming under your feet..its the best night out if you are up for clubbing in this giant katamaran,it also does trips during the day to swim, sunbathe and listen calmer music while you sail. second favourite is firt stop restaurant in bodrum, superb food and excellent staff to keep you entertained, they are great with kids have pool table and games room at the back and some seasons they employ english staff for c.care while u eat

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