This tiny, but perfect stretch of sand sparkles against the beautiful,clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is surrounded by steep golden cliffs, and the views out over the beach are something to behold. You do need to climb down a long set of steps to reach the beach, but it is worth the effort.
Once you reach the beach itself you’ll want to cool off in the sea. Swimming here is generally fine, but the beach does shelve quite steeply and there are sometimes waves and currents, so be aware, especially with children.
Kaputaş Beach is set in a protected area, the self-declared “Five Wonders of Antalya Conservation Project”. Here an effort is underway to protect endangered plants that only grow here, in the Antalya region of Turkey. There are 250 plants in this category, and 44 are classified as critically endangered. One of these plants is the Kaputas Inula, which is a yellow flowering plant. It blooms from June to August in the rocky cliffs, and it only blooms right here on Kaputas Beach.
Kaputas Beach is situated in southwestern Turkey, just off the main D400 road which hugs the coast between Kas and Kalkan. There are isn’t much in the way of facilities here, but there us a seasonal kiosk selling snacks and drinks.
You can stay in the nearby towns of Kas or Kalkan from which Kaputas is easily reached by Dolmuş taxi. Once you arrive, the picturesque view is enough to take your breath away. You will definitely want to stop here on your travels.
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