The gorgeous 18km sandy beach of Patara is located very close to the village. Backed by dunes and the Taurus mountains, not a single building to be seen due to strict conservation laws. This is one of the few remaining beaches in the world, where loggerhead turtles still come to lay their eggs. For this reason the beach is open between sunrise and sunset and after sunset is closed to protect the turtles.
At the beach, sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, other facilities include shower, toilets and attractive café, all designed to be in keeping with the local surroundings..
Getting to the beach
Mini buses run back and forth from the village to the beach, there is a tractor trailer service at set times during the day (small charge) and for the more energetic it is a beautiful 20 minute walk. To get to the beach you need to travel through the stunning archaeological site of Patara or walk over the sand dunes.