Yalikavak Public Beach is a popular place with local families and a lazy afternoon there makes for a pleasant change from the more touristy areas. You’ll find it a couple of kilometres from the far end of Yalikavak’s main beach*. Trees provide shade along the water front and you can hire sunbeds for a small fee. The bay is calm and a large area roped off offers safe swimming.
The snack bar sells toasted sandwiches, chips, etc. plus ice-creams and drinks, but the real attraction here is that you can hire a barbecue and cook your own meal. Order it at the snack bar and they’ll deliver it to you a few minutes later with the coals hot and ready for cooking.
There is a loo and a small changing room – both pretty basic – and an outdoor washbasin.
*Follow the road out of Yalikavak which climbs towards the headland. Turn right at a mosque where a sign points to ‘Dodo Beach’. The road skirts the bay, past a hotel and down to the water’s edge. There is ample parking by the entrance to the beach. See the marker for Yalikavak Public Beach on our area map.