The Beach Guide

Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley - Turkey
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Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi) is within a stone’s throw of the Blue Lagoon at Ölüdeniz and every bit as remarkable. In fact, the only practical way to reach the beach here is by taking a boat from Ölüdeniz. You may have guessed from the name that Butterfly Valley is set at the end of an impressive canyon and is home to a variety of species of butterflies which, at times, gather in great numbers.
Tourism has only just begun to permeate Butterfly Valley with its popularity growing since the early 1990s when it was considered a bit of a ‘hippy haven’. Whilst there is still some of this vibe and things are very much nature oriented there are now a few basic ‘facilities’ here. The beach itself is quite pebbly but this is more a place to explore. As the sign says, Butterfly Valley “welcomes free spirited and adventurous travelers to enjoy this unique paradise”, and there’s plenty to do; the sheltered, clear blue Mediterranean waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, whilst the canyon offers some interesting and challenging trekking with a waterfall to reward those who make it to the far end. Most visitors will depart at 5pm on the last boat, but for those who stay on the campsite there are dazzling sunsets and laid back beach BBQs to be enjoyed “in harmony with nature”.

Nearest city

Ölüdeniz

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Butterfly Valley Weather Info

Mon 17th
Clear sky 16°C / 61°F
Tue 18th
Heavy rain showers 15°C / 59°F
Wed 19th
Clear sky 9°C / 48°F
Thu 20th
Partly cloudy 11°C / 52°F
Fri 21st
Heavy rain 12°C / 54°F
Sat 22nd
Clear sky 8°C / 46°F

5 Day Butterfly Valley UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Butterfly Valley tide times & sea state

  • Mon 17/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 17/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:23
    Sunrise07:49
    Sunset18:45
    Dark19:11
  • Tue 18/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 18/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:22
    Sunrise07:48
    Sunset18:46
    Dark19:12
  • Wed 19/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 19/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:21
    Sunrise07:47
    Sunset18:47
    Dark19:13
  • Thu 20/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 20/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:19
    Sunrise07:46
    Sunset18:48
    Dark19:14
  • Fri 21/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 21/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:18
    Sunrise07:44
    Sunset18:49
    Dark19:15
  • Sat 22/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 22/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    12:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    18:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Daylight
    First light07:17
    Sunrise07:43
    Sunset18:50
    Dark19:16

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