Kalkan’s picturesque shoreline is marked by numerous waterfront beach clubs, each boasting a unique view of the town, harbour and sea. Some are embellished with quaint platforms, others with pebbled coves and many have water themed amenities such as floating platforms or sea trampolines. Each establishment provides a full service of food and beverages as well as sunbathing spaces and access to the sea.
A get-away to the charming town of Kalkan is never complete without a visit to one (if not several) of the fantastic beach clubs this seaside resort has to offer. Read on to discover which of these sea-front havens may be the perfect spot for you.
Indigo Beach Club
Indigo beach club is located on the far side of Kalkan harbour, an early morning stroll to the entrance is a great opportunity to see the various charming gullets which set sail daily from the marina. Indigo has a generous bar and restaurant area which boasts spectacular views out to sea.
The sunbathing terrace is one level below the restaurant and has plenty of sunbeds and parasols with steps to access the sea directly. A daily highlight for many visitors to Indigo is the complimentary Turkish Çay (tea) and cake which is served late in the afternoon.
If you are an adrenaline junky Indigo beach club is a great place to spend the day as it is home to Kalkan’s excellent water sports company Aristos. They have their main platform at Indigo although they do provide services to several other beach clubs and will pick up guests from across the bay in one of their speed boats.
Aristos cater for all demographics and offer various activities and services; Sailing, Rent your own Boat, Speed Boat Trips (with/without Skipper), Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Motorised Water Sports-Inflatables, Jet-skis. Lessons and sessions are available in Water-skiing, Wake-boarding, Mono-skiing, Knee-boarding and much more.
Entrance fee: A fee is charged per person for use of the sunbeds and showers.
Food & Drink: A varied menu of food and drinks is available day and night at an extra cost. Definitely try the fishcakes for lunch, they are the best we have had in Kalkan. There are also semi-regular themed nights at Indigo where you can try a variety of world cuisine we have visited on Thai and Mexican night and the menu was delicious and varied for a great price!
Special Occasions: Indigo beach club is one of the frequently chosen venues for holding wedding ceremonies and parties. The venue can be hire privately for the day and they have great facilities for catering for a wedding group.
Access: This beach club can be reached on foot by walking along the harbour and parking is available near to the side entrance of the club.
Palm Beach Club
Palm beach club is situated on the opposite side of the bay from Indigo beach club and is a fantastic place to observe Kalkans’ stunning sunsets. Its’ position means it gets the sun late into the evening and visitors can enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sun sink behind the mountains.
The sunbathing areas are split over several levels with a wooden platform just above the sea, small private pebble beach next to a cave, and various level of sun beds placed among the plush greenery that grows around the club. Other facilities at Palm beach include a games area with table tennis, foosball and pool table as well as a large platform and trampoline in the sea (free of charge).
If you feel like having a break from the sun to pamper yourself a professional masseur is set up at Palm Beach. A private massage room overlooks the sea and a range of therapies are available including reflexology, head and face massage and full body massage. Aristos water sports services are available from this beach club just ask the staff to help you arrange a sport and available time.
Entrance fee: A fee is charged per person during the daytime for use of sunbeds and showers.
Food & Drink: Palm beach offers a variety of food and drinks from breakfast to dinner with Turkish cuisine as well as classic snacks and popular lunch choices like salads and pastas. A new a la carte restaurant was constructed and opened for the 2020 season with a once-a-week live traditional Turkish music performance with a menu that features seafood and Turkish mezzes. We recommend one of their tasty fresh salads for lunch and the stuffed calamari form the evening al a carte menu is divine.
Special Occasions: This beach club is another favourite venue for wedding ceremonies and parties and can help to arrange decorations on request.
How to get there: Palm beach offers a complimentary water taxi that leaves regularly from the harbour or can be reached by car or local taxis.
Zest Beach Club
Zest beach club is a fairly new addition to Kalkan as it launched in 2019 and is the next club along the bay from Palm beach club. A combination of stone paved and wooden sunbathing terraces are available which get day-long sun. As well as access to the sea for swimming there is a 25 metre saltwater infinity pool ideal for those who are less confident at swimming in the sea or families with children.
Entrance fee: A fee is charged for entrance and use of sunbeds and facilities, they do have a reservation system unlike the other beach clubs. Reservations must be made by email/whatsapp request before arrival and beds will be reserved until 11 a.m.
Food & Drink: Zest offers two bars and two restaurants which provide breakfast lunch and evening meals with fantastic burgers and wonderful fruit salads if you fancy a sweet treat. There is a good cocktail menu to choose from and the location is great for enjoying a sundowner.
How to get there: Zest also offers a complimentary water taxi that leaves regularly from the harbour or can be reached by car or local taxis.
Mahal Beach Club
Mahal beach club is part of the Villa Mahal Hotel but welcomes external guests. The beach club area consists of platforms built into the hillside hidden under the shade of olive trees. These platforms are spaciously arranged so that guests have more privacy, this beach club has a more relaxed and tranquil feel perhaps best suited to couples/adults rather than families with children although children are welcome. Mahal is another beach club which is perfectly positioned on the left side of the bay to enjoy the sunset views.
Entrance Fee: A fee is charged per guest during the day for use of the sunbeds and showers
Food & Drink: Mahal offers a restaurant and bar serving food throughout the day. In the evening the dining area and platforms are transformed into a chic waterfront restaurant with soft lighting and spectacular views of Kalkans’ harbour and hills lit-up with their twinkling lights reflecting across the waters. The most popular dish at lunchtime is a pide- a Turkish style pizza cooked in a stone oven.
How to get there: Mahal offers a complimentary water taxi that leaves regularly from the harbour or can be reached by car or local taxis.
Kalkan Beach Park
Kalkan beach park is found towards the edge of the left side of Kalkan’s main bay below the area known as Kışla. Kalkan beach park is the most family friendly beach club with a children’s playground, small beach, trampoline and platform in the sea. This beach club is the best place to get a chance at spotting sea turtles as it is at the furthest point from the harbour and the waters are less disturbed by passing boat traffic.
Entrance fee: There is no charge for the use of the facilities at Kalkan Beach Park however visitors are expected to make use of the bar or restaurant and it is not permitted to bring in any food or drink from outside.
Food & Drink: Dining is available served morning to evening at the restaurant and there are two bars at each end of the beach club serving hot, cold and alcoholic refreshments throughout the day. Try the seafood pizza for a delicious lunchtime snack.
How to get there: Kalkan beach park offers a complimentary water taxi that leaves regularly from the harbour or can be reached by car or local taxis.
Yalı Beach Club
Yalı beach club is on the opposite side of the bay from the above-mentioned clubs and is spaced across several levels of wooden decking built into the rock cliffs.
Large Ottoman seating areas which can be hired for the day for an extra fee if you have a special occasion you would like to celebrate. Two floating platforms are anchored in the sea at Yalı beach club for sunbathing on the turquoise waters or enjoying the sea views.
Entrance fee: The beach club has agreements with a few hotels in Kalkan and for their guests entrance to the beach club is free. There is a set charge per guest for use of sunbeds, umbrellas, showers and towels for all other visitors.
Food & Drink: Yali beach serve food and drink morning to evening and their dining area sits on a platform just above the sea with wonderful views. Their frozen cocktails and frozen smoothies are perfect to cool you down in the heat of the summer.
How to get there: Yalı beach club can be accessed by taxi or on foot and is located in the Kalamar area of Kalkan.
Kalamar Beach Club
Kalamar Beach Club is the only beach club found in Kalamar bay where the waters are a little warmer than other areas of Kalkan. Unique to this beach club kayaks and pedalos are available to use free of charge to visitors. This beach club is popular amongst families with children and young adults and has a capacity of up to 200 guests. Reasonably priced food and drink is readily available from morning until evening.
The Kalkan Dive Centre platform can be found at Kalamar beach club, offering everything from scuba diving to jet skis and private boat hire to trampolines. Book a diving trip with the team and discover stingrays, turtles and starfish which make an appearance from time to time around the reefs and islands, with visibility of up to 30m in clear blue water and sea temperatures between 18 – 30C.
Entrance fee: A fee is charged per person for the use of sunbeds, pedalos and kayaks.
Food & Drink: Reasonably priced food and drink is readily available from morning until evening, chicken skewers and grilled fish are a popular choice from their restaurant.
How to get there: Kalamar beach club does not provide a water taxi as they are situated in Kalamar bay which is a separate bay from the main Kalkan bay. They will pay for taxis for guests so when you book a taxi to go you can go town to the restaurant area to open your tab and choose your beds without paying the taxi driver.
What can Kalkan Holiday Property do for you?
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