Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 37°00’17.9″N 27°23’07.4″E / 37.004972, 27.385389

A peninsula extends to the south, Ada Boğazı lies on the south of this peninsula between Bitez and Gümbet coves. The cove has crystal-clear water with different hues of blues and provides adequate shelter from westerlies. A fjord-like cove lies to the north is another attractive spot. All anchorages are very crowded and noisy during the day because of the tripper boats. Boats can either swing at anchor or take a line ashore. The waters around the islet in the middle is shallow.

There’s an enticing area between Bitez and Gümbet, called Aquarium Bay, which is primarily visited by day boats from the nearby harbours. This area used to attract a lot of fish, hence it’s name, but the continual arrival and departure of boat traffic has scared most of them off. The water is crystal clear aqua marine, and glorious for swimming in. Tucked in the corner of the Bay is the secluded Aquarium Cove.

Aquarium Cove is sandwiched between Gümbet to the East and Bitez to the West, and has a couple of small islands to the South. The larger of these two islands is called Ada Boğazı.

At its front it Görecik Island and between here and the peninsula a strait and the cove has formed with brilliant bright and clean water known locally as the aquarium. The cove attracts vast amounts of day trip boats and yachts that drop anchor at night.

Ada Boğazı is an isolated spot and it can’t be accessible by road. There are no roads that run to this part of the peninsula but there are hiking trails from both Bitez and Gümbet to the cove and it’s a great place for swimming and snorkelling.

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Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey

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