The last available choice for this locality is Soguksu Bay or Coldwater Bay, designated due to the emergence of freshwater springs from the depths. Though swimmers may initially be taken aback by the frigid layer that masks the warm saline water, it provides a refreshing respite during the summer months. During the day, this exquisite bay is swarmed with daily boat trips, but in the evening they depart, leaving the area tranquil for the yachties.
Sometimes referred to as Freshwater Bay, this bay features an underground stream that surfaces at sea level in one of its corners. This unique phenomenon provides an invigorating experience for swimmers, as they will unexpectedly encounter patches of very cold water on one side or the other, often at different depths, resulting in a sensation of coldness in the upper body and warmth in the lower body. This unique phenomenon provides an invigorating experience for swimmers, as they will unexpectedly encounter patches of very cold water on one side or the other, often at different depths, resulting in a sensation of coldness in the upper body and warmth in the lower body. The bay is particularly refreshing during the summer months.
A waterway that extends to the west is known as Soguksu Bay. A small cove located between the rocks provides space for only two boats. To the west, there is a refreshing spring that offers enjoyable swimming. At the head of the cove is a beautiful beach. Boats anchor at a depth of 6 to 8 meters and secure a line ashore. The bay is vulnerable to southerly winds.
Soguksu Bay, located in the southwest corner, is a crystal clear bay well protected from the elements and supplied by invigorating springs. A boatman from the restaurant is available to aid in anchoring and securing the boat to designated points on the cliff face. The restaurant
is attractive and offers a popular anchorage, situated in a This attractive bay was formerly the port for Kayakoy village. The abandoned village sits atop a hill reached by a path, while a Lycian tomb is also located on the hill.
Anchoring here is by anchor and a long line ashore, but due to the frequently crowded bay, Ali and his team will provide guidance on the ideal location to drop anchor and assist with bringing your long lines ashore. Ali’s red runabout and coolie hat are easily recognizable. Free collection and delivery of your party can even be arranged for
the restaurant, which is a popular choice due to its location halfway up the hill and the spectacular view it offers. Some photos taken here attest to the scenery.
Ali, the owner, has a penchant for winter travel and his Thai chicken curry is a fine representation of the diverse menu. All meat and fish are cooked on an open grill at the restaurant entrance and served by courteous Turkish ladies who speak excellent English. One can purchase handcrafted items at a small vendor located here. On fortunate occasions of large gatherings, visitors may also revel in the entertainment of traditional Turkish belly dancing performances.