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Address: Merkez Gelemis (Patara), Kas, Patara, Turkey
Phone Number: 02428435155
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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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Great sandy beach

Compared to Kaputas and Kalkan beach which were both very pebbley this extensive sandy stretch was lovely for us. Waves were good to body surf but also safe to paddle. Good café... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Compared to Kaputas and Kalkan beach which were both very pebbley this extensive sandy stretch was lovely for us. Waves were good to body surf but also safe to paddle. Good café we used for ice cream purchase. Decent value. Didn't bother with sunbeds but appeared very reasonable

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ENGLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful beach that we only got to see a very small part of. There is a lovely shack/beach hut where you can get food and drinks. Sunbeds and umbrellas were cheap at around £3 to £4 to hire for the day. The sea is choppy but lovely and warm and you can walk quite far out in the sea... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful beach where turtles lay their eggs, get there early if going in August as the sand gets too hot to walk on by lunchtime. There are showers, toilets and a cafe on the beach and ample parking. If there is a reasonable wind there are wicked waves to body surf in.

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Kalkan, Turkey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely long stretch of a sandy coastline, we went at midday and it was lovely. The sunset was beautiful to watch, and the sea is lovely and warm.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

well worth a visit, 8 klms of sandy beach with about 300 people. Decent beach bar/restaurant for lunch etc. Well run very clean beach and sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The sand is very soft and the beach is long. You need to pay to enter, but there's a carpark, sunbeds and even cafés at the beach. It's a really nice place to swim, enjoy the sun and have a drink.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The beach is located about 2.5 kms away from the village. You need to pay 15 TL to access it 15 times, which turns out to be cheap in the end. The beach is fairly clean in front of the main access and there are a beach bar with sunbeams, showers, changing rooms and washrooms. However, it is a shame... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Recommended from a review as a beautiful beach. Whilst clean, it is just an enormous area of plastic deck chairs. No view apart from deck chairs unless you walk along way up beach, which we weren't prepared to do.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is undoubtedly an excellent clean sandy beach with acres of space. The sea is clean and warm. Ideal for children, There are dozens of loungers all lined up in one area near a nicely shaded restaurant where the service is good and the prices reasonable. The rest of the beach is empty and great for walks. It is HOT.... More 

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Hitchin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a truly beautiful beach. You approach the beach by a road going through the Patara ruins. We did not stop to look at these, however, they look impressive. The parking for the beach is a little haphazard. The beach is a tutrle beach and there are therefore areas to be kept off. Amazing sand dunes that go on... More 

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