Alaçatı Plajı (Alaçatı Beach)
It is considered one of the best windsurfing areas in the world. The beach, 30 minutes away from Izmir and 10 minutes away from Cesme, has been a favorite place among surfers for fifteen years. The peak period is between April and November. The waist-deep and sand-covered shallow water zone extends for 700 meters from shore into the bay, creating perfect conditions for beginners of all ages. Moreover, the establishments provide all equipment needed.
Akyarlar Feneri (Akyarlar Lighthouse)
Turgutreis and Akyarlar are both among the favorite coves in the Bodrum peninsula for windsurfers. The shore is exposed to the Aegean's meltem (light breeze) winds and has rough waves for expert surfers, which also means that the open sea is not suitable for beginners.
Bitez has the widest sandy shores on the Bodrum peninsula and can easily be reached from Bodrum. There are small docks for sunbathing and swimming. Gentle breezes in the morning and good winds in the afternoon make it the ideal spot for beginners and pros alike and also the local establishments provide necessary windsurfing equipment.
Datça is 70 kilometers away from Marmaris and reachable by ferryboat from Bodrum between June and October. The winds, which blow all day long, make the peninsula a favorite spot for windsurfers. Due to its windiness, it is not recommended for beginners. Surf Holiday Village in Gebekum area is one of the establishments the windsurfers can take advantage of.