Beach clubs are paved platform terraces and gardens cut into the bottom of the mountainside, with ladders going into the blue sea waters of the bay. They offer wonderful swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing with sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. Many of them also offer restaurant, bar and toilet facilities.
The beach clubs are accessible by foot, taxis or water-taxis from the harbour. Most charge for use of the sun beds and umbrellas.
We like relaxing by the sea at the Yali Beach Club, approximately a 15 minute walk away from Truffle Residences. You can relax and enjoy the amazing views of the bay in a peaceful setting. The biggest decision of the day is to choose between reclining on a lounger or in the shaded Ottoman seating area. There are restaurant and toilet facilities at the Yali Hotel & Beach Club.
Beach clubs can also be found at:
The waters around Kalkan have a blue flag award for cleanliness.
Otherwise you can hop on a dolmus (a Turkish minibus) going towards Kas to Kaputas Beach which is a 10 minute drive away. This stunning beach is situated at the foot of a ravine (lots of steps!) but offers a lovely sandy cove.
Further afield is Patara Beach, approximately a 20 minute drive away. This famous beach is regularly featured as one of the Mediterranean's best and most beautiful beaches! 18 kilometres of sand! Patara beach was voted one of the top beaches in the world by Times Online Best of 2005. It is also home to loggerhead turtles.