Kaputaş Beach

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Kaputaş Beach
Kaputas Beach.JPG
Location  Turkey
Coordinates 36°13′45″N 29°26′57″E / 36.22917°N 29.44917°E / 36.22917; 29.44917
The beach from the State road D400
Walkway to Kaputaş Canyon from the beach

Kaputaş Beach is a small beach between Kaş and Kalkan in southwestern Turkey.

Location[edit]

The beach is situated at a distance of 20 km from Kaş and 7 from Kalkan, at a point where an extremely narrow valley towered by steep cliffs and forests joins the sea shore in the cove of the same name as the beach (Kaputaş). The beach is popular among visitors to the region due to its natural environment and views from the heights traversed by the State road D400 between Kaş and Kalkan.

Facilities[edit]

There are now toilet facilities, showers, a cafe bar and changing huts at Kaputaş Beach. The beach is reached by 170 steps descending from the road. A limited number of parking paces are available at the street side. The beach is guarded by the municipality of Kalkan. It is also used as a stopover for yachts along the Blue Cruise. The sea gets deep rather close to the beach in Kaputaş.

Vicinity[edit]

A deep narrow canyon is located on the other side of the street. It can be reached directly from the beach under the bridge, if no flowing water is present. The canyon has been formed from the abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters over thousands of years. The canyon ends after about 200 meters and has views to the steep walls. Entrance is free of charge.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaputaş Beach at Wikimedia Commons