Kalkan Beaches & Beach Clubs
Kalkan isn’t an obvious beach resort, which is how it has been able to retain its charm and resist the overtures of mass-tourism. However, those in the know are aware there are a number of superb beaches and beach clubs which make it easy to spend time relaxing by the seafront.
The beach clubs which ring the harbour range from a chic to barefoot vibe. Many offer a waiter-service to loungers and hammocks dotted under the olive trees, with the sea is within stumbling distance for frequent, cooling dips.
Mahal Beach Club
In our opinion the beach club at Hotel Villa Mahal is undoubtedly Kalkan’s finest offering a classic, elegant waterfront with services (massages, water sports) and quality dining in the far corner of the bay, accessed by water taxi from the main harbour.
Kalkan Beach Clubs
The Palm Beach and the Indigo Beach Clubs have a younger vibe and recently opened is Roberto’s - a cool, sophisticated concept. Alternatively, Kalamar Beach club is situated in Kalkan’s second bay with a good reputation for water-sports and diving.
Yali Beach Club
A ten-minute stroll along from Kalkan harbour past The Bay (a Fairlight Jones hotel) leads to another of our properties; The Waterside. Yali Beach Club is located here and provides a stunning setting in which to enjoy the sea, café and restaurant.
Kalkan Town Beach
The closest beach is a small stretch of sand and shingle next to the harbour which is used as a public beach. Although it lacks services, it is a great place for a quick dip and a stroll along the beach.
10 minutes away is Kaputaş Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey, accessed by steep steps it is a picture-postcard bay of white sand shelving into the sea.
Without parallel and undoubtedly a ‘must-see’. Just 15 minutes away are the truly spectacular golden sands of Patara beach – one of the Mediterranean’s finest, not to mention longest. A beautiful location (and breeding ground for loggerhead turtles), the 11 miles of undeveloped shoreline has a backdrop of enormous sand dunes and forest to explore and a characterful boardwalk café to enjoy.