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Oludeniz Beach

Olu deniz is a stunning bay, with a laid-back atmosphere, one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Olu deniz's main beach is bordered by an attractive promenade lined with small shops, cafes and restaurants making it ideal for a wonderful beach holiday.

The Blue Lagoon of Olu deniz has calm, crytal clear waters which makes it ideal for a variety of water sports and a very safe place for children to swim. Part of the lagoon is now a protected area (and it`s a national park) is a beautiful inland bay that stretches behind the cape - there is a small entrance fee to enter.

Kidrak Beach

Or 'Paradise Beach' as it's otherwise known, is a romantic beach which has managed maintain its unspoilt beauty. Located 3 kms away from the famous beach of Oludeniz, this secluded bay has a much more laid-back atmosphere than its popular neighbour. The soft sands and warm sea can often be found bereft of visitors and are backed by an impressive pine forest, which helps in giving the water its rich blue colour.

Butterfly Beach

At a distance of 5-7 km from Oludeniz, this interesting canyon is surrounded by approximately 350 meter high mountains. It takes its name from the butterflies called as 'Jarsey Tiger' and seen between June and September. Transportation to the bay, being an Earth Eden with its waterfall flows both in summer and winter, large beach, clear water, brightly shining pebbles and oleanders decorating the environs, is provided by boats from Oludeniz.

Possibilities like a camping area with tent sites, restaurant, bar, shower cabinets, changing cubicles, etc. are offered in the valley which is the meeting place of world wanderers.

Gemiler Beach

Gemiler Beach lies just 10 km away from the Olu Deniz beach; it's rarely crowded and reached by boat or bus ride from Hisaronu, through the fertile Kaya valley, past tobacco and wheat fields and out to the very tip of the Fethiye peninsula. Surrounded by pine and olive trees, the beach looks across to St Nicholas Island, and there are a couple of good restaurants serving up fresh fish and drinks.

Kabak Beach

If you're staying in Faralya but the trek down (or boat trip across) to the beach at Butterfly Valley seems a little like hard work, head instead for Kabak – a totally unspoilt stretch of shingle beach that is surrounded on three sides by lush pine forest.  There is nothing on the beach, and only a few secluded campsites behind it; if you're looking for a back-to-basics beach experience this is the perfect spot.  Visit at night and the lights of Olu Deniz twinkle across the bay; 15 minutes' drive and a whole world away.