Backed by sand dunes and the Taurus mountains, Patar beach is regularly featured as one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the mediterranean. It was voted by the Sunday Times as one of the top 10 beaches in the World. The endless White sands are breath takingly beautiful – real ‘Robinson Crusoe’ country!!
Due to its strict conservation laws to protect the turtles who still lay their eggs on this beach, there is not a building to be seen. This is what makes this beach so special – endless golden sands surrounded by nature.
The beach is one of the last remaining beaches in the World where the loggerhead turtles still come to lay their eggs between May and October, so measures are in place to ensure that it can be enjoyed by holidaymakers and still remain protected for the turtles. The beach now forms part of a National Park which also incorporates the archaeological site of Patara. The whole area is a key bio diversity area, rich in bird life, plant life and the breeding grounds of the Caretta Caretta.
There is a small cafe on the beach serving snacks, light lunches and refreshments. The cafe has a relaxed laid back vibe and is in keeping with the surroundings. Sun beds and Parasols are available for hire and other facilities include showers and toilets.
If you prefer to get away from civilization for a while then you do not need to walk far ‘to get away from it all’ to reach your own ‘little piece of paradise’ as there is an endless stretch of sand to explore! If you are in search for absolute peace, you will find it here.
Strolling on the sand dunes admiring the breathtaking views is magical, particularly at sunset and sunrise.
Mini buses run back and forth from the village to the beach and there is a nominal charge. Taxis are also available. For those of you who have a car, it is a 5 minute drive and there is free parking near to the beach. For the more energetic, it is a beautiful 25 minute walk through thousands of years of history.
Due to its protected status and the fact that the most direct way to the beach is via the archaeological site, there is a charge to pass through the ancient city. The prices for this and ticket options are given in the information folders in all of our accommodations.
Other routes which do not require a beach pass include wailking via the sand dunes or using one of the many paths through the olive groves or over the hills to the beach. These routes take longer.