KEFKEN ISLAND HARBOUR

Kefken, Kandıra – Kocaeli – Turkey

GPS : 41°12’41.2″N 30°15’30.5″E / 41.211450, 30.258464

Kovanağzı Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’42.9″N 30°13’37.8″E / 41.178576, 30.227152
Focal Plane : 6 m, Tower Height : 5 m
Character : G. Fl. 5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1,0 + 4,0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Kefken Island Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’58.6″N 30°15’29.3″E / 41.216288, 30.258138
Focal Plane : 24 m ( 79 ft ), Tower Height : 10 m ( 33 ft )
Character : W. Fl. (3) 15.0 Second (three white flashes every 15 second), Flashing Character : 2(1.0+1.5)+1.0+9.0
Visibility Range : 14 nautical miles

GPS : 41°12’41.2″N 30°15’30.5″E / 41.211450, 30.258464

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” kefken adasi harbour ”

West Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’41.5″N 30°15’20.0″E / 41.211534, 30.255545
Focal Plane : 8 m, Tower Height : 5 m
Character : R. Fl. 5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 2(1.0+1.5)+1.0+9.0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

East Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’42.8″N 30°15’38.4″E / 41.211877, 30.260657
Focal Plane : 8 m, Tower Height : 5 m
Character : G. Fl. 5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1,0 + 4,0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Kefken Adası Harbour lies on the Black Sea coast of Kocaeli. Shelter is good and although open to the S there is little fetch. Kefken Adasi is 52.4 Nm E of Ereğli. The cove is fairly peaceful. The island is low lying and marred by a fish farm and a concrete quay. The mainland just across is green and attractive. The island is at a close distance to the shores of Cebeci village. Genoese era fortress walls and water wells are worth to mention as the historical heritage of the island.

The Kefken Island is the only island in which the people ,who have the only historical charactesitics in Black Sea, live. The ships which need to be protected from the severe storms of fierce black sea and search for a place to harbor in dangerous moments take shelter in the harbour which is sorrounded by breakwaters near the island. The ships which are in need of help are reached by lifeboat service and a radio connection is set to help them. There are a few wells from which drinking water are provided.

This island which is just 5 minutes to Cebeci coast by boat has numerous small bays in which you can go into the sea and you can embrace the nature by going away from the city life. The Kefken Island is the much frequented place by amateur underwater fishers and sea bass and grey mullet can be fished by fish spear here. Genoese era fortress walls and water wells are worth to mention as the historical heritage of the island.

The Kefken Island is the only island in which the people ,who have the only historical charactesitics in Black Sea, live. The ships which need to be protected from the severe storms of fierce black sea and search for a place to harbor in dangerous moments take shelter in the harbour which is sorrounded by breakwaters near the island. The ships which are in need of help are reached by lifeboat service and a radio connection is set to help them.

There are a few wells from which drinking water are provided. This island which is just 5 minutes to Cebeci coast by boat has numerous small bays in which you can go into the sea and you can embrace the nature by going away from the city life. The Kefken Island is the much frequented place by amateur underwater fishers and sea bass and grey mullet can be fished by fish spear here.

Approach & Entrance
Care is needed here as there are a number of reefs to be avoided. Approach from the W staying well clear of the reef just to the N of the breakwater.

Berths
Anchor where convenient between the breakwaters. The bottom is heavy weed in places and care is needed to ensure the anchor is set.

Capacity : 75 Boats

Dock Depth : 3,3 – 4 m, ortalarda ise 6 – 8 m.

Administration : Kefken Adası Fishery Products Cooperative

VILLAGE FACILITIES
Shopping : Markets, Shops, Stores
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Pensions
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Health : Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses
Hair dresser
Laundry
Bank
Beach : Kerpe, Kumcağız, Kovanağzı, Cebeci, Babalı, Dikili
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Tea Gardens
Local Market : Every Sunday

FISH RESTAURANTS
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.

FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE BLACK SEA

TRANSPORT
Kefken : Kerpe 8 km, Kandıra 20 km, İzmit 50 km, İstanbul 150 km.
Bus : Kandıra – İzmit, İstanbul
Minibus : Kefken – Kandıra, İzmit
Train : İzmit – İstanbul, Ankara
Fast Train : İzmit – İstanbul, Ankara
Airport : Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

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Coordinates

41°12'41.2"N
30°15'30.5"E

Address

Kefken, Kefken Mahallesi, 41600 Kandıra/Kocaeli, Turkey

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