Having travelled to Yalikavak many times, it is now, my favourite holiday destination in Turkey. With much to admire, this beautiful seaside resort, is popular with foreign and Turkish tourists. There are five reasons in particular why I keep going back, and this article also serves as a good guide for first time visitors to the resort. Guide on Things to do in Yalikavak Sandy Beaches Yalikavak’s beaches are just a narrow strip of sand but they are great places to hang out, in the day or in the evening.
The main stretch of beach runs from the centre of the village down to the old fishing port. Free sun loungers belong to bars and restaurants situated on the promenade, and you can sit there for as long as you like, providing you buy refreshments or food. Most bars also have good WiFi connections, so you can lie on your lounger and surf the Internet. Jetties and floating platforms, lead way into the shallow water and the beach is never crowded, even in summer, making it a great destination for family beach holidays. Stay there until “the golden hour” and you are in for an extra treat. This area is renowned for vibrant sunsets, so wait until the sun drops down behind the horizon, for the perfect photo opportunity.