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Address: Merkez Gelemis (Patara), Kas, Patara, Turkey
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 12-mile long beach is also a National Park. Its proximity to the...
This 12-mile long beach is also a National Park. Its proximity to the ruins keeps hotels from developing in the area, making it great for uncrowded swimming as well as bird watching.
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We have visited thıs beach/ Roman ruın a few tımes over the years , went there agaın today and in the past the road leadıng up to the beach was a nightmare , like so many places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Casteljaloux, France
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Casteljaloux, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We have visited thıs beach/ Roman ruın a few tımes over the years , went there agaın today and in the past the road leadıng up to the beach was a nightmare , like so many places in Turkey when they want to replace the road they get on with ıt ; Now it is a pleasure to drıve there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The beach is a lovely long beach that goes on for miles, was quiet when i went but mid summer i belive it is full of people. would be fab to walk from one end to the other early evening as the sun is setting. The countryside around the ruins is so pretty with lots of plants & trees. Picturesque!

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Scottish Borders
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Unfortunately we visited this beach when there were particularly turbulent seas, so we couldn't take part in any swimming . The location is stunning and we would love to come back when it was calm!

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My daughter and I were staying in Kas. We did a kayaking day trip which took us down river to Patara Beach with a lunch stop on route. The beach is beautiful with dunes to the rear. It is a deep beach with soft sand. As we were at the river end it was completely deserted, we walked for 15... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The great thing about this beach is that it is big enough to get away and have almost a bit of private beach. The day we went it was windy with a lot of waves. Swimming and splashing about was great fun. (a lot warmer than my usual uk swim!) The water was a lovely temperature and the sand soft... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Due to the building and development restrictions (imposed on this area due to the archaeological site nearby), this beach is a gem! The beach is big and sandy, but it's not that busy. There's a cafe which could be classified as basic - but everything you buy will support the community. Good day on the beach! Feels far away from... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Patara is a lonely beach. Do you like to feel like you are deserted? Do you like it alone yourself, or with few friends or darling? then you can enjoy the beach. but the beach only. the sea is wavey unlike rest of Antalya. You must be a good swimmer. but the beach is huge, and lonely. it is one... More 

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Guildford
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Cafe good for ice cream and beer. Big open beach so don't go if it's windy. Showers and toilets available.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a very beautiful beach. It's very long, hard to see the end. The sea doesn't get deep fast, so it's great for families with children. There are facilities nearby, too.

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Esher, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visted this beach on two consecutive days as it was so beautiful and unspoilt. The sand is soft and and sea is warm. It is shallow but shelves - so be aware with smaller ones! The currents can be a bit strong so great for body boarding. Would recommend you take food wuth you as restaurant is a bit... More 

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