Alagadi Turtle Beach
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Jacqueline F
Lowdham, UK44 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The beach and sea were fairly inviting and the cafe adequate but the ambience was not improved by what we assumed to be a power station with a tall chimney belching smoke. Call in if you are in the area and want to swim but don’t bother to make it a destination. There really do seem to be turtle eggs on the quieter adjacent beach as triangular markers have been erected to protect the sites.
Written July 21, 2023
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castle1_10
Leeds, UK1,297 contributions
Aug 2022
A good 30 minutes drive from Kyreina signposted off the coastal road round some double reverse bends.
drive around 2 minutes entrance to the car park, there's a small beach bar outlet here im unsure if it sells food etc.
Also may have sunbeds ? for rent but again im unsure.
sandy beach its had turtle nest protectors on our visit
Ive reviewed this average we wasn't impressed here so after a hour we moved on, although the travel rep sort of biged the place up ... best sandy beach in the area ??
Written September 27, 2022
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STEWY88
Doncaster, UK208 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited the beach out of season ( turtles ) and had a walk along the shore - the whiite flowers growing everywhere were delightful .( warning signs that you would be fined a quarter of the average wage if you picked them!!!!!!) It’s a pity they don’t fine the feckless people who discharge litter everywhere or the authorities who don’t empty bins- or those who let dogs run everywhere soiling the site. !This is a huge problem all over northern Cypress - they’ll ruin tourist revenue soon.
Several days later we returned for a swim - the flowers had been flattened after a heavy storm - but the water was warm and clear and the gently shelving bay a delight for bathing . It was hot — a cold beer / wine and a sandwich in the shade of the cafe was the perfect end to an enjoyable couple of hours .
This could be a real asset and a Mecca for holiday makers but it’s the same old story — nobody seems to have a vision of how to make the best of these potentially beautiful places . Surely someone in northern Cyprus has a plan ?
Written October 27, 2018
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alexandraemily
Cleckheaton, UK68 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My review of Alagadi beach is based on my experience of releasing turtle hatchlings here in the night rather than of the actual beach itself. The beach does however have nice sand and the water is lovely to swim in.

While on holiday in Northern Cyprus we realised that the turtles that nest there had started to hatch earlier than usual this year so I followed the Facebook group SPOT - Society for Protection Of Turtles.

This is a great group and they post on there when there will be excavations of nests and also hatchling releases. SPOT work to protect the turtles and nests in Northern Cyprus and to give the hatchlings the best chance of survival due to the many threats they face.

I saw on the group that there would be a release that night and you have to call after 12 to book on. There are usually 30 spaces. Unfortunately children under 8 cannot hold the hatchlings but they can watch.

Both Green and Loggerhead turtles nest here and they are protected.

The walk to the beach is quite difficult as it has to be done under red light and only the people leading the group and at the end of the group have them so it’s very dark and hard to see. We also needed to go down steps onto the beach.

You can however bring your own red light torch if you have one.

Once on the beach everyone is given a turtle to hold and you can take a few pictures (no flash and under red light only) before sending them off to the sea.

SPOT were amazing and this experience was a once in a lifetime.

They rely purely on donations and they recommend around £10 per person which is 60 lira. Please donate to them as you have just witnessed a magical experience for free and it wouldn’t be able to happen without our help.

They also have a gift shop which has some adorable gifts including the cutest earrings!

I loved this experience and if you ever get the chance to do it, you should!! You won’t regret it.
Written July 22, 2018
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Gavin M
London, UK8 contributions
Jun 2017
if you visit here please take your rubbish home with you and do not disturb the turtle nests. Keep it clean
Written January 22, 2018
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Sunnyspells
St. Gallen, Switzerland9 contributions
After reading the reviews here, I was gutted to arrive at what could be an absolute paradise. Can't imagine how the poor turtles find their way to the shore with the horrific obstacle course created by broken glass, plastic bottles, cans and all sorts of rubbish from previous visitors. Definitely not something I would recommend.
Written October 23, 2014
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CloeEvre
Kyrenia, Cyprus23 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Upon booking a space over the phone we were advised to donate £10’s per person when leaving. After the whole experience I decided it was worth much more. When booking over the phone we were told not to wear gip flops or open toed footwear. Advice from ourselves would be to wear trainers suitable for uneven ground also consider investing in a ‘red light’ (preferably head torch) as this allows you to witness the experience without depending on staff. It was a professional, easy going, educational and fun experience providing memories for a lifetime. I would recommend this to any tourist. We travelled an hour to this spot and would have willingly travelled a lot further.
Written September 14, 2019
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Muck
London, UK111 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Has to be one of the worst beaches in the world...incredibly dirty, with rubbish everywhere including the water...In general the whole of North Cyprus is very dirty so do not waste your time or money coming here..I would recommend other beautiful Mediterranean
Islands...like Corsica, Mallorca, Sardinia..Ibiza with there amazing crystalline waters.
Written November 10, 2015
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storrington_travelle
Pulborough, UK11 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Wonderful stretch of unspoilt beach, left natural and protected by the Turtle Project. It's not uncommon to see markers where the nests are and you can, by appointment, go to see the hatchlings make their way to the sea, at the right time of the year.
Written September 26, 2014
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Cherry M
Ware, UK349 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
We went with the turtle project people one night to monitor the turtles coming onto the beach and laying eggs. We go to the project every year and support them as they do brilliant work. We sat around the beach for about 3 hours monitoring the 3 bays, when a loggerhead turtle came up the beach. She laid about 80 eggs, it was fantastic to watch. She was then tagged and a GPS put on her back so they could monitor where she went. It was one of the best experiences we have ever had. The year before, we helped release the baby turtles into the sea. What a great beach.
Written June 27, 2014
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