Gumusluk Things to Do
There’s not much to see at Gumusluk apart from the rabbit island and the numerous fish restaurants that dominate the waterside of course (have in mind they are more expensive that you would expect).But one thing we liked at this quiet and picturesque resort were some white sculptures here and there. I have no idea about the artist (if there is one...more
The main reason we came here was to relax at the beach and so we did :) It’s not a big beach (actually it is small narrow sandy beach) but worth to stay for 1-2 hours (the cafés at the beachfront offer sunbeds and umbrellas in some part of the beach and this is for free as long as you order something (that could be just an ice tea for...more
Don’t forget that Gumusluk is located where in ancient times was Myndus, the ancient Dorian colony of Troezen. Although not really important it had strong walls, large gates and a good harbor.It’s great that you can still see remains of that town all over Gumusluk but the most famous spot is the Rabbit island (Tavşan Adasi), just a few meters...more
Wander past the hub of tourist restaurants clustered around the harbour jetty, and away from Rabbit Island. This pathway leads to Gumusluk's second beach area.A hundred meters or so past the restaurants is a set up steps leading up to the Harbour Mosque, and at the bottom of the steps is a local barbers. Pop in here for a Turkish shave, and enjoy...more
You can walk from the mainland across to Rabbit Island, using the underwater causeway as your path. This causeway are the submerged ruins of the ancient city of Myndos.You used to be able to walk around Rabbit Island, but in 2008 they started archaeological excavations, and it's been shut off to visitors while the work is in progress, but it will...more
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Gumusluk is famous for its (expensive) fish restaurants but early in the morning we just wanted some coffee and an iced tea as the sun was getting warmer and warmer. We were there for the beach anyway so we took one of the sunbeds and umbrellas that some of the café at the beach front offer for free as long as you order something from them.We had a...more
Colourful restaurant and cafe set in a garden, just off the beaten path near Gumusluk Beach. A chilled vibe, and hey don't just serve meals and drinks, they also host yoga sessions, craft market days and movie nights.As well as garden seating, there's a patio and an indoor area.The owner used to run a cafe in Paris, but moved to Gumusluk for a...more
Located right at the harbour's edge, this restaurant is ideally located for a delicious Turkish Breakfast. Take a seat, and watch the locals around the harbour start their day. The Mandarin is a family owned restaurant, and they serve meals all day, but I've only been there for breakfast. I spotted it when I was kayaking around the bay, and when I...more
how to go there
Gumusluk is located in SW part of Turkey facing Aegean sea. It’s on the west part of Bodrum peninsula, 20km W of Bodrum. No matter the media you will use to come here you will end up in front of the otopark, 2’ walk only from the beach.
It was a Sunday morning when we took the dolmush from Gundogan otogar, that day there were dolmush from 8.00am to 23.00, one every 45’ to 60’ depending the time of the day. Its final destination was Turgutreis but it stops on the way at Yalikavak and Gumusluk.
One way ticket was 5TL in 2014.
On the way back we took the dolmush again but stopped at Yalikavak (4,50TL one way)
As expected there is also dolmush from/to Bodrum from early morning to after midnight.
We noticed many of them outside the Gumusluk otogar so I guess many choose to come by taxi as it’s not really far from the other resorts on Bodrum peninsula.
It’s easy to drive there and park at the large Otopark. The fee depends on home many hours you plan to leave the car:
0-1 (5TL), 1-2(6TL), 2-4(8TL), 4-6(10TL), 6-12(15TL), 12-24(20TL)
The fee is 8TLfrom 6.00am and 01.00am and 15TL from 01.00am to 06.00am
When you arrive at Gumusluk (by car, taxi or dolmush you will end up in front of the otopark so it makes no difference) the first thing you see is the small alley that goes down to the beach(pic 2). This alley is full of souvenir stores where you can buy the usual stuff (magnets, cups, tshirts) but also some nice local things, if you are interested...more
Le Kabbak is run by an enterprising group of lamp makers at the forefront of “rural renewal” in Dereköy.According to their website, the artists put blood, sweat, tears into the making of each creation, and this infuses the gourds with new spirit. The gourds can take as much as a year to dry out – and then a couple of days to turn into a lighting...more
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Gumusluk Off The Beaten Path
Secret natural pool
There is a loverly natural pool at the end of the bay! The pool gets filled naturally when it is windy so the water is relativly fresh! Plus not that many people know about it. Its great to watch the sunset from and relax in a warm pool of water! I only discovered it this year and I have been going to Gumusluk for nine years.
The location is at the end of the bay past the hotel at the end and from there it is about a ten minutes walk. Make sure you take a torch as it can be quite dangerous coming back when it is dark. If you can ask a local where it is.Related to:
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Favorite thing: Don't forget to have your swimgear with you.
You have to go into the water to get to the Rabbit Island!!!
It's not that long walk, but you will have water almost up to your swim"trousers".
What's to see?
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.... There's a lot of them there!!! But they are shy :(
You also get a nice view to Gumusluk bay.Related to:
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