Beach Clubs: A day in Kalkan

Kalkan’s picturesque shoreline is marked by numerous waterfront beach clubs. Each boasts a unique view of the town, harbour and sea. Some are embellished with quaint platforms, others with pebbled coves. Many have water themed amenities such as floating platforms or sea trampolines. Whichever establishment you visit expect a full service of food and beverages as well as sun loungers and access to the sea. You will be blown away by the choice of stunning views and crystal clear sea waters to swim in!

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 for you to see the various gullets which inhabit the marina. Indigo has a generous bar and restaurant area which boasts spectacular views out to sea.

Indigo Beach Club dining area

The sunbathing terrace is one level below the restaurant and has plenty of sun loungers and parasols. You can access the sea directly via steps above the rocks . A daily highlight you will surely enjoy is the complimentary Turkish Çay (tea) and cake which is served late in the afternoon.

Indigo Beach Club

If you are an adrenaline junky Indigo beach club is a great place to spend the day. 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. You can get picked you up from across the bay in one of their speed boats.

Aristos Water Sports
Aristos Water Sports

Aristos cater for all demographics and offer various activities and services. Sailing, boat renting, speed boat trips, paddle boarding, kayaking, motorised water sports-inflatables and jet-skis are all available for you to try. Perhaps you would like to learn a new skill? Then why not take a lesson in Water-skiing, Wake-boarding, Mono-skiing or even Knee-boarding.

Indigo Beach Club Wedding
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:

You can reach this beach club on foot by walking along the harbour. If you have a car 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 for you to observe Kalkans’ stunning sunsets. Its’ position means it gets the sun late into the evening so you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun sink behind the mountains.

Palm Beach Club

You have a choice of sunbathing spots as the platforms are split over several levels. For frequent dips in the sea you can settle yourself on the large wooden platform just above the sea. If you have smaller children in your group there is a small private pebble beach next to a cave. This little beach is ideal for getting in and out of the sea easily with toddlers. Prefer a quieter spot? Choose a bed placed among the plush greenery that grows around the club. Other facilities at Palm beach that you can enjoy 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).

Palm Beach Club Trampoline
Palm Beach Club Pebble Beach

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.

Palm Beach Club Massage
Palm Beach Club Massage
Entrance fee:

You will be charged a fee per person during the daytime for use of sun beds 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 you 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. You have a choice of stone paved or wooden sunbathing terraces 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 in your group who are less confident at swimming in the sea. A word of warning however. If you are nervous about heights then this may not be the best beach club for you. To access each platform there are a maze of steep steps some of which look right down to the sea below.

Zest Beach Club
Zest Beach Club Pool
Zest Beach Club dining
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 you a choice of 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 you can choose from. 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 will welcome you as an external guest. The beach club area consists of platforms built into the hillside hidden under the shade of olive trees. These platforms are spaciously arranged to give you more privacy. So as you may have guessed this beach club is best suited to couples/adults. If you are a family with children don’t worry you will still be welcomed although there are fewer child-suited amenities here. Mahal is another beach club which is perfectly positioned on the left side of the bay to enjoy the sunset views.

Mahal Beach Club
Mahal Beach Club Bar
Mahal Beach club dining
Entrance Fee:

You will be charged a fee per guest during the day for use of the sun beds and showers

Food & Drink:

You can use Mahal’s offers a restaurant and bar 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. If you want a romantic setting this is great as you can see the 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 for you to use which leaves regularly from the harbour or you can get there by car or local taxi.

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. If you have younger children this may be the one for you. Kalkan beach park is the most family friendly beach club with a children’s playground, small beach, trampoline and platform in the sea. It’s also the best place for you to get a chance at spotting sea turtles. Being furthest from the harbour means the waters are less disturbed by passing boat traffic.

Kalkan Beach Park
Kalkan Beach Park
Entrance fee:

This is the only beach club that will not charge you to the use of the facilities. However, as a visitor you are expected to make use of the bar or restaurant. You are not permitted to bring in any food or drink from outside.

Food & Drink:

Dining is available served morning to evening at the restaurant. You have the choice of 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:

Similar to other beach clubs 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. If you are staying on the Kalamar Road area of Kalkan this beach club is more conveniently located. Plus the position means you get a different viewpoint with the towering mountains above the seascape.

Yali Beach Club

You can hire large Ottoman seating areas for the day. You will pay an extra fee but it is worth it if you have a special occasion you would like to celebrate. Choose from two floating platforms which are anchored in the sea at Yalı beach club for sunbathing on the turquoise waters.

Yali Beach Club
Yali Beach Club Dining
Entrance fee:

The beach club has agreements with a few hotels in Kalkan and for their guests entrance to the beach club is free. So don’t be put off if you are paying and someone else doesn’t! There is a set charge per guest for use of sun beds, 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. Here the waters are a little warmer than other areas of Kalkan if you prefer a more temperate dip!.Unique to this beach club, kayaks and pedalos are available to use free of charge to visitors. Kalamar 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.

Kalamar Beach Club
Kalamar Beach Club

Are you into diving? Perhaps you are a novice and fancy giving it a try? The Kalkan Dive Centre platform and team are well equipped to help you. They offer 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. You can expect visibility of up to 30m in clear blue water and sea temperatures between 18 – 30C.

Kalkan Dive Centre
Diving in Kalkan
Entrance fee:

There is a charged a per person fee for the use of sunbeds, pedalos and kayaks.

Food & Drink:

You can enjoy 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:

There is no water taxi to Kalamar beach club it is situated in Kalamar bay. This is a separate bay from Kalkan’s main bay. They do however pay for taxis for guests. When you arrive you can go town to the restaurant area to open your tab without paying the taxi driver.

What can Kalkan Holiday Property do for you?

We understand that your time on holiday is precious and you want to make the best of your travels. That’s why we offer a round the clock service to all guests staying at our properties. We will be happy to help you plan your itinerary, arrange meals or book days at any of the local establishments. We can even help you to plan celebrations for special occasions. Whatever your question our friendly team will be happy to advise, just contact us for more information.

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