One of the questions we are asked here in Kalkan by many first time guests is “How do you get to the beach clubs and where are they?” Everyone’s heard of them or they’ve been recommended to them by friends who’ve visited, but nobody’s too sure how to find them. Well it’s easy and once you’ve discovered your favourite, it will be a regular haunt for the rest of your holiday. Some of the beach clubs provide free sunbeds and parasols, some make a small charge of around 10 lira per person, but everyone agrees they are a must while you’re here.
Location and how to get there
Kalkan has around 7 beach clubs dotted around the bay. All the beach clubs provide sunbeds and parasols on sunbathing platforms which have direct access and steps into the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Other facilities include a restaurant and bar area, and toilets.
Across the far side of the Bay the beach clubs enjoy the longest periods of sun as the sun sets opposite, so you can stay until the last rays go down. You can reach them easily by taking a free water taxi from the harbour. All the little water taxis are to the one end of the harbour and have a sign for which beach club they go to. There’s no timetable, the taxi comes and goes on a regular basis the first one starting around 9am and the last during peak season around 7pm to take you back to Kalkan. If you don’t fancy the initial walk down to the harbour then jump in a taxi from wherever you’re staying. Your Host here in Kalkan or hotel staff will happily call you a cab.
The Kalkan centre side of the Bay has beach clubs which you can get to via a shuttle which the beach club provides. Some of them such as the Yali Beach Club, is easily accessed from most of our properties by foot and is free of charge. For the ones that provide a shuttle, just a quick phone call by your Host or property staff to the beach club and they’ll come and pick you up and drop you back to your property at the end of the day or whenever you’re ready.
So a day at a beach club really couldn’t be easier. All you need to take with you is your Discerning Collection beach towel and personal items, and you’re all set for the day. Dip in and out of the sea when you’re hot or for a swim, then take a bite to eat at lunchtime before continuing to relax and enjoy the rest of your day reading or taking a siesta.