Kalkan Beaches and Beach Clubs
Kalkan Beaches: - Kalkan, Patara and Kaputas Beach
Kalkan Beach Clubs: - Patara Prince, Villa Mahal, Palm Beach, Club, Kalkan Beach Park, Kalamar Bay Beach Club, Yali Beach Club, Ibo Beach Club
Kalkan has man made pebble beach, which is situated in the Old Town to the east of the harbour. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire and there are plenty of nearby cafes for refreshments, toilets and a shower.
More notably however are the sandy beaches at Kaputas and Patara a short distance away.
Kaputas beach is just a 5 minutes bus ride from Kalkan along the Kas road. A natural sandy sheltered beach with beautiful turquoise blue water in the cove of the gorge.
Patara beach, a 20 minute bus ride from town in the direction of Fethiye, is Turkey's longest and widest sandy beach, measuring 18km in length and shelving gently into sea. The beach has not been spoilt by development and is closed a night to protect the resident Loggerhead turtles who make for the sand to lay their eggs.
Kalkan Beach Clubs
At the last count Kalkan boasted seven beach clubs, all with sun beds and umbrellas for hire, water sports, cafes and toilet facilities.
The largest of these is the Patara Prince resort, with its sun bathing platforms at the shore line as well as two sea water filled pools (including an adults only pool) and restaurant directly on the sea front. A water taxi run from the harbour to ferry guests across to Patara Prince. There is a charge for the water taxi and use of the facilities.
The Villa Mahal Beach Club is part of the Villa Maha Boutique Hotel. A smaller and relaxing beach club with water front cafe/restaurant. A water taxi runs from the harbour across to Mahal and there is a hire charge for sun beds.
The Kalkan Beach Park is the most popular with the locals offering a free water taxi service from the harbour and free sun beds. The most child friendly, this beach club has a small beach area from which you can safely walk into the shallow of the sea. As well as a restaurant and cafe bar, which serves excellent pizza and homemade chips, there is a water slide and water sports during the peak summer.
Palm Beach Club just along the bay from the harbour is one of Kalkan's more recent additions. Very stylish and immaculately clean it is a fantastic place to drop in for lunch or an early dinner and watch the lights of the town. A water taxi runs from Kalkan harbour during the day time.
Kalamar Bay Beach Club a firm favorite of many holiday makers to Kalkan operates a free shuttle service from the top of the Old Town to Kalamar Bay. Undergone considerable extension this winter it is anticipated to open its new beach area this summer 2008. A water front cafe/restaurant and water sport facilities are available.
IBO Beach Club is sited on the rear of the harbour wall and Yali Beach Club a 10 minute walk along the road running on the shore line west of the harbour.