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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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Massive waves

This beach is set in the preservation area and is a vast sandy beach, when the waves are high they are very high with a strong undertow in the water, for which you need to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This beach is set in the preservation area and is a vast sandy beach, when the waves are high they are very high with a strong undertow in the water, for which you need to be strong as well as a good swimmer. It's not always like that and the water is a clear as crystal. The Cafe there serves... More 

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Essex
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We'd heard rave reviews about Patara beach and yes, it was lovely - but still mainly a large sandy beach, with deck chairs, a covered restaurant, and some areas with just nothing. As we had a car and were staying in Kalkan, it made a nice change although we didn't stay. It was very windy and the sea was choppy.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Patter beach is the nicest beach I have ever been to . There is a lovely little cafe with extra friendly staff and brilliant refreshments . Worth staying to see the amazing sunset that is so gorgeous .

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Adana, Turkey
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is definately best sandy beach in Turkey.You Should sunbathing on this golden beach,and if your lucky,you can see the baby caretta's first run to the sea..Unbelievable!

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dewsbury
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Patara beach is a protected area, shared by holiday makers and the turtles that lay their eggs in the sand. The area for sun loungers / sun shades is well defined. There is a small restaurant, wc's changing rooms and showers. Admission to the area is by daily ticket or weekly pass for beach and/or ruins. The beach is shallow... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My friends and I were staying in Kas, which has no sandy beaches, so decided to get the bus from las to Patara Beach and ruins. It was so easy and takes one hour. The main bus connects with a shuttle that takes you down to the beach or it's about a 20 min walk depending on how fit or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Patara in june 2015 This was a sandy beach and I can not see why it is rated as one of the best beaches. İt was baking hot There were sunbeds, toilets and a snack bar.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing unspoilt beach, truly wild with some big breaking waves and fantastic views. Soft sand. A must see if you love the real Turkey and want to experience something that tourism hasn't ruined yet.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love this beach. It stretches for as far as the eye can see. Plenty of sunbeds, sandy, locals visit regularly and very cheap to get into. We arrived midday and was far too hot to stay for long. But enjoyed having a splash none the less. Tide can be very strong - so be careful with kiddies.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited Patara in May 2015. This is a great long sandy beach, which is accessed after paying a fee (to visit the ruins). There is a large car park and on the beach there is a restaurant with showers & changing rooms, where sunloungers and parasols can be hired for the day. Despite being quite popular, it is so... More 

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Address: Merkez Gelemis (Patara), Kas, Patara, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Patara

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