Gumusluk, Bodrum Region, Turkey
The tranquil fishing village of Gumusluk offers a peaceful location for a relaxed holiday. Located approx 25km from Bodrum, the village has a splattering of local restaurants bars and cafes.
Being situated on the grounds of the ancient city of Myndos has protected the resort from over development. Gumusluk combines the charm of a working fishing village with a relaxed beach resort and it is home to the historic Rabbit Island. Diners come from far and wide for the harbourside fresh fish restaurants and Gumusluk Bay is also popular with snorkelers who come to explore the sunken city of Myndos.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Gumusluk Reviews
Gumusluk Bay is divided by Rabbit Island, with a narrow beach to one side and the fishing harbour to the other. The waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling and the swimming side of the bay is sectioned off from the boats. At the end of the beach there is a windsurfing centre.
Things to Do
Walk out to Rabbit Island, inhabited only by wild rabbits, by following the causeway which is sunk below the shallow (knee-deep) water. You can climb to the top of the little island for panoramic views around the bay or you can swim in the surrounding waters above the submerged ancient ruins of the city of Myndos.
Soak up the unspoiled atmosphere of the resort, browse the local craft shops and enjoy the local cultural events which take place throughout the season. Follow a walking trail up the hillsides and enjoy the views over the bay, dotted with fishing boats and sailing craft.
Out and About
The harbour is lined with cafes and restaurants and the fresh fish is popular with Turkish nationals and holidaymakers alike. In the evenings the restaurants alongside the beach put tables and chairs on the sands for a romantic meal watching the sun set.
Gumusluk village is approx 1km back from the beach and has all the grocery shops and general amenities you might need, such as the pharmacy and post office. The weekly market is held on Wednesdays.
There is a regular dolmus bus service into Turgutreis (7km) and into Bodrum (20km).
Bodrum has much to offer from the bright lights and all night bars near the beach to the designer shops and upscale restaurants around the marina. In the centre of the bay is the 15th century St Peters Castle and the castle musuem. Bodrum markets are held on Tuesday (textiles) and Friday (food).
The neighbouring beach resort of Turgutries is also easily accessible via boat from Gumusluk harbour. From Turgutreis harbour there are many boat trips and diving tours around the islands which lay just off shore.The local market is held on Saturdays.
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