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Reviewed 13 August 2013

A really great beach and you can get your own private spot if you are prepared to walk 150m from all the chairs and umbrellas.
Cafe (patara beach cub) was ok if not a bit pricey for a cafe.
There are also free showers.
We had some good waves which my sons loved.
Not great for snorkelling as sea wasn't very clear ( waves and sandy sea bed).
You also have to pay to get in, but you can buy a discounted multiple ticket
We were also told that the locals went a few miles down the road to the other end of the beach by the river. We tried this which meant driving down a dirt track for several miles, only to find that end of the beach full of flotsam from the nice end of the beach. We turned straight around!

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank QJs
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is meant to be Turkeys longest stretch of white beach and we got here just in time for sunset.
I had read its a turtle nesting beach and when we got there, there were tiny signs to make compartments of where and where not to walk - but they were very confusing to work out where was what! it looked like there were footprints everywhere as I can imagine people either didn't see the signs, didn't realise their importance or even where they were showing where importantly not to walk!!

good boardwalk though down to the area and huge signs at the entrance pointing out that it is a turtle beach and that people should not be on the beach after 830pm. Sunset lasted till about 930pm! and there were others on the beach with us too!

Theres a café looking place that I think was shut by then and where you can hire lounge chairs from during the day.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank AngelaIsATraveller
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Why do you always find the best beach on the last day of the holiday.
It is about a 300m walk from the car park to the beach which is scoldingly HOT so take proper shoes to get to the water.
It is restricted to day time as it is a nesting place for turtles.
Sun beds are available but we walked further down and sat on the sand.
The sea slopes quite steeply at first and then flattens off very quickly. The waves come in and crash over you but 50m out, the sea calms down and it is still only mid leg high.
The water is warm, warm, warm and the sand beautiful.
This beach is a must ...

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Tripamanda
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

There's no doubt Patara beach is outstandingly beautiful compared to other tourist beaches. Development is forbidden to protect the turtles' nesting sites so when you look around, all you see are rocks and sand dunes apart from a single storey rustic looking cafe and some wooden loos and showers. The water and beach are very clean and, on the day we were there, gentle waves gave some added interest to our swim. As noted by others, there is an entry fee which covers the ruins, the beach and parking.
On the downside, there is NO shade apart from that bought through hiring a parasol. This was a revelation to me as I like to get away from the crowds and pride myself on always finding some small scrap of shade in which to sit and feel smug compared to everyone else who has forked out for an umbrella! For the size of the beach, the area of sun beds is relatively small so it was rather too crowded for my liking. I can imagine that, outside July and August, it would be much nicer.
Be warned, this is all sand so the heat makes it really painful to walk on, even wearing flip flops. A pair of plimsolls or trainers will give you the aura of a god striding past all the lesser mortals hopping from the shade of one parasol to the next.
Patara is great if you are using dolmus to get around but, if you have your own car, you are probably able to find a little cove off the coast road that would give you more seclusion.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank radio_hack
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Amazing beach totally un spoilt long and sandy in a national park, Patara Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches near the ancient Lycian city of Patara in Turkey, on the coast of the Turkish Riviera. I have visited many times since the mid 1990s still un spoilt today in 2013

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank TravellerFox007
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