Demre, which has recently started to attract significant attention with its historical texture, beautiful nature, and long beaches, occupies a considerable place in the tourism sector. Would you like to spend a quiet and peaceful holiday alone with nature on the unique beaches of Demre? Then, let’s look at the features that make these beaches unique.
Beymelek Beach, located just at the district’s entrance, draws attention with its 18 km long sand and pebble beach. The eastern end of Beymelek Beach, where the Taurus Mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea, forms a sheltered lagoon with calm, turquoise waters, creating a tranquil haven for turtles and fish. As you head west along Beymelek Beach, the scenery transitions from rugged cliffs to lush greenery, eventually merging with the picturesque Tasdibi Beach.
The beach, which the local people do not prefer due to the waves caused by the open sea and being far from the center, offers visitors a pleasant experience with picnic areas, playgrounds, walking tracks, and restaurants serving the region’s famous Blue Crab delicacies.
There are no private beach establishments on the virgin beaches of Beymelek. For this reason, visitors can sit on the beaches with their chairs and towels. Shower areas are available in two places. It is also worth noting that the salinity rate in the sea is high due to the region’s location.
It is possible to reach Taşdibi, one of the most popular beaches of the district, by walking 3 kilometres from the centre, walking 4 minutes in your vehicle, or preferably using public transportation belonging to the Demre Municipality.
The fact that the peninsula on the shore cuts the waves makes the sea smooth, clear, and free of waves. For this reason, you may find it challenging to find free space on the beach during the summer season. In the coastal part, there are businesses where you can eat and facilities belonging to the Demre Municipality. You can buy sun loungers and umbrellas for a specific fee and enjoy the sea. Again, these facilities have paid showers and dressing cabins.
As the name suggests, the beach consists of pebbles and small stones. The beach, shallower than the Beymelek coast, is the ideal beach in Demre for those who love swimming.
You can experience the holiday you have dreamed of on this unique natural wonder beach, where the sea is blended with fine sand and the scorching sun. The gentle waves caress the shore, inviting you to immerse yourself in their refreshing embrace. The beach’s gradual shallowing makes it an ideal destination for families with young children, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for splashing and frolicking.
There are two cafes on the beach, which have a long coastline. You can benefit from the sun loungers and umbrellas in front of the cafe for 2.5 euros. You can set up your tent, camp, and use the showers and sinks of the businesses on this beach, where you will not want to leave.
If you are on your lucky day, you may come across the Caretta Caretta nests that start to lay their eggs between May and July every 2-3 years and are taken under protection. If you come for a day, it is recommended that you do not leave the beach without watching the sunset.
One end of Sülüklü Beach culminates in a charming port, where fishing boats bob gently on the waves, exuding an aura of tranquility and authenticity.
At the other end of the beach, a captivating panorama unfolds, revealing ancient ruins that whisper tales of a bygone era. These remnants of a once-thriving civilization stand as silent sentinels, adding a touch of mystery and intrigue to the serene beauty of Sülüklü Beach.
To reach the place, you need to follow the hidden path on the right side between two rocks till you reach a cliff with remains of an ancient port.
Kumlu iskele Beach
One of the lesser-known bays of the region, this hidden paradise, which has remained untouched, yet to be discovered and where you will feel special, is a natural cove formed by the abrasion of the waves between two mountains. This cove, which has a beach full of sand, is located on the Kumdağı road that goes from Taşdibi and Sülüklü beaches to Çayağzı coast. The cove, which you can reach with a 100-meter walk from the pathways in the forest area consisting of olive trees, has fewer waves as it receives less wind.
When you set out towards this natural wonder beach, where the blue of the sea and the green of the trees meet, you will feel that peace begin to fill you. We recommend you explore this incredible paradise to enjoy the sea and the sun in a virgin environment without construction. If you want to relax and enjoy the sea and the sun away from the secluded nature, this bay is a great choice!
The Lycian Way, which is 5 km away from the city and extends from Fethiye to Antalya and was created by marking and mapping some of the paths called Lycia in history, has the most essential transition, the walking route.
You can easily reach this beach, the region’s port, by public buses from the Demre municipality and your private vehicles. Welcoming local and foreign guests with its vast and long beach, Çayağzı is located at a distance away from the chaos of the city. The shallow and covered with sand, the complimentary beach also hosts the Carettas. You can rent a canoe for 2.5 euros per person and take a stroll among the reeds of Karaemlik, which is the continuation of the beach. The cold and fresh waters that mix with the sea from the bottom will give you an awe-inspiring experience. While you are at the beach, you can take advantage of daily boat trips or weekly private yacht tours, see the unique historical structures of Kekova, Üçağız, and Sunken city of Kekova, and you can swim and dive in the bays located in the open sea.