HAYITBÜKÜ FISH HARBOUR

Datça – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 36°41’03.0″N 27°34’24.7″E / 36.684172, 27.573521

Hayıtbükü is a pleasant and lovely bay of Mesudiye where a lot of restaurants, hotels and small businesses take place. With its 500 m long sandy beach, Hayıtbükü is one the most beautiful bays of Datça and it offers you a fantastic underwater beauty. If you are coming to Datça, you should absolutely see Hayıtbükü and enjoy swimming in this magnificent bay.

Hayıt Bükü lies 1 Nm NE of point; Adatepe Burnu. It is entered between two points, standing in distance of 380 meters. A finger point with isolated reefs in the depth of 50 cm extend for about 60 meter. Keep clear away from the point while approaching. A beach on the east side by the hotel among trees is a nice spot, but this side is inadequate shelter.

Once you round the cape with its tall rocks, you will encounter a small bay of immense beauty. Vessels can easily moor alongside the jetty next to the rocks found in the western side of the bay. The adjacent Adatepe Rocks protect this bay from northerlies, northeasterlies and easterlies, turning it into a naturally protected shelter. Nevertheless, this bay is affected by strong gusts coming in from the south. Vessels that moor alongside the jetty in this small but cozy bay called Adatepe, otherwise known as Hayıt Bükü by the locals, will have anchored in a secure bay.

The cove on the west, offers relative shelter from breeze. You can drop anchor in 3 – 6 m off the beach in the middle and take a line ashore or swing at anchor. Make sure your anchor is well dug in. This part gets swell penetration from northerlies.

The 20-vessel capacity quay, can handle your water, electricity and garbage disposal needs. You can also take advantage of the cafes, markets and restaurants found here. You may also trek on over to Ova Bükü and the village of Mesudiye from this bay. This quaint bay doesn’t get any wind during the summer other than a rare gust of poyraz. After remaining here for as long as you wish, let’s heave up the anchor, draw in the lines and set sail for a new paradise.

A wooden pier affords good shelter. Tripper boats churn in and out till noon time. You better go there in the afternoon. Care is needed while dropping anchor off the pier. The shallow patches off the pier are so close and there is little room to swing here. You should not draw near to the reefs of the small shelter if you are berthing to the southern side of the pier, you get swell from northerlies.

Berthing capacity of the pier is 20 boats.

Shelter Facilities
An attendant will guide you and help to tie up.
Water connections available.
Electricty connections available.
Fuel from truck tanker, coming from Datça 17 km away.

Administration : Village authority administrate the pier.

If this pier has no room, you can swift into the shelter, drop anchor in the middle and take a line ashore. The bottom is weed.

MESUDİYE VILLAGE FACILITIES
Accommodation : Pensions, Apart Hotels, Hotels, Motels, Rental House
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants, Tea Gardens
Shopping : Stores, Markets, Shops, Fish Market
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Health Center, Pharmacies, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Beach : Hayıtbükü Beach
Hair dresser
Laundry
Weekly Market
Special Shopping : Mulberry, Olive, Olive Oil

FISH MARKET
Fresh fish is always available in the harbor (in the morning) and later on in the small fish market and few shops.

FISH RESTAURANTS
Datça is famous for its restaurants which serve fresh fish at very reasonable cost. Fish prices vary daily depending upon the catch and the demand.

FISHES
Barbunya (Striped Mullet), Tekir (Red mullet), Çipura (Sea Bream), Dil (Common Sole), İskorpit (Red Scorpion Fish), Karagöz İstavrit (Scad), Sarı Kanat İstavrit (Horse Mackerel), İzmarit (Piceral), Karagöz (Two Banded Bream), Altınbaş Kefal (Golden Mullet), Kalın Dudak Kefal (Thick Lipped Mullet), Sivriburun Kefal (Grey Mullet), Kılıç (Sword Fish), Kolyoz (Chub Mackerel), Levrek (Sea Bass), Lüfer (Bluefish), Çizgili Mercan (Striped Bream), Kırma Mercan (Pandora), Trança (Pagry, Goldeney), Fangri (Common Sea Bream), Mezgit (Whitting), Mavi Mezgit (Blue whitting), Müren (Eel), Sarpa (Sauppe), Lahoz (Waker), Orfoz (Gouper), Sinağrit (Dentex), Sargoz (White bream), Akya (Lear fish), İsparoz (Annular bream)

İstakoz (Lobster), İstiridye (Oyster), Yengeç (Crab), Midye (Mussel), Karides (Shrimp), Ahtapot (Octopus), Kalamar (Calamary), Yassı Midye (Flat Mussel), Deniz Hıyarı (Sea Urchin), Mürekkep Balığı (Squid)

TRANSPORT
Hayıtbükü is a bay of Mesudiye village located at 17 km distance from the centre of Datça.
Ferryboat : Datça (Körmen) – Bodrum, Datça – Symi Island (Greece)
Seabus : Datça – Symi Island (Greece), Datça – Rhodes Island (Greece)
Minibus : Hayıtbükü – Datça
Bus : Datça, Marmaris, Muğla, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Bursa, Konya
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport, Dalaman International Airport

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Coordinates

36°41'03.0"N
27°34'24.7"E

Address

Datça, İskele Mahallesi, 48900 Datça/Muğla, Turkey

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