ŞİLE FISHING HARBOUR

Şile – Istanbul – Turkey

Karaburun Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’51.0″N 29°23’20.0″E / 41.214167, 29.388889
Focal Plane : 43,5 m, Tower Height : 8,5 m
Character : WFL.5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.5+4.5
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles

Şile Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’39.8″N 29°36’58.7″E / 41.177734, 29.616314
Focal Plane : 60 m ( 197 ft ), Tower Height : 19 m ( 62 ft )
Character : F1.W.15 sec. (one long (1.5 s) white flash every 15 second), Flashing Character : 1.5+13.5
Visibility Range : 20 nautical miles

GPS : 41°10’41.1″N 29°36’03.0″E / 41.178080, 29.600839

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” sile marina ”

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’43.6″N 29°36’00.7″E / 41.178775, 29.600191
Focal Plane : 14,5 m, Tower Height : 13,5 m
Character : RFL.5 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+4.0
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’40.4″N 29°36’06.9″E / 41.177876, 29.601919

Spur Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°10’37.6″N 29°36’08.4″E / 41.177119, 29.602347

Şile has a large former fishing harbour with a conspicuous castle on offlying rocks offering good shelter and excellent beaches for exploring. Cafes have built small jetties where a yacht could tie up and around the harbour are may cafes and restaurants serving excellent fish. The Harbourmaster welcomes yachts and the smooth quay is comfortable to lie against.

Şile Harbour lies on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. It provides good all round shelter. Şile has a large former fishing harbour with a conspicuous castle on of flying rocks offering good shelter and excellent beaches for exploring. Just 70 km away from the city center, Şile’s widespread sandy beaches host the remains of a Genoese Castle attracting many visitors.

It is a delightful holiday center, close to Istanbul, offering excellent fish restaurants and hotels. The hilly town gives good exercise to the boat-bounded and around each corner a new vista appears. Many of the older buildings are being restored and a pleasant park and outdoor theatre has been constructed along the river which flows into the harbour.

Approach & Entrance
The headland is prominent and the breakwater can easily be seen. Care is needed in strong NW winds due to shallow water.
Berths : Alongside the quay or another vessel. Or anchor out in the harbour.

Anchor
One can anchor outside the harbor there can be an uncomfortable swell. In quiet conditions it is possible to anchor just west of the harbour. It is best to enter the harbor and anchor off in 6 m, just to the right of the W jetty or just west of the small internal fishing harbour. The bottom is full of weed and while the holding is good the chain will be completely coated by a thin green weed the consistency of cotton candy.

The south side of the harbour is very shallow. The break water has been recently extended so that there is a smaller entrance to the harbour. Some guides indicate a very shallow entrance and that you must enter if you have a draft of more than 2m on the northern side. As at July 2011 the middle of the entrance to the harbour is 5 m.

Capacity : 300 boats

Outer Breakwater : 650 m
Inner Breakwater : 439 m

Depth : 3,5 m

Max. Boat Length : 11 meters

HARBOUR FACILITIES
Drinking Water : Tap on the quay.
Electricity : Tap on the quay
Fuel : Pump on the quay.
Maintenance & Repealing
Net Repairing Area
Slideway
Administration Buildings
Covered Storages

Administration : Harbourmaster, Şile Municipality
The Harbour master welcomes yachts and the smooth quay is comfortable to lie against.

CITY FACILITIES
Shopping : Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Reparing & Maintenance Workshops : City center
Technical Equipment Shops : City center
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Hair dresser : City center
Laundry : City center
Bank : City center
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars

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

FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE BLACK SEA

RESTAURANTS
Cafes have built small jetties where a yacht could tie up and around the harbour are may cafes and restaurants serving excellent fish. Some restaurants close to the harbour and more in the town. There are a number of bars and restaurants with sea views, especially in the little park around the lighthouse.

There is also a very nice picnic area, which belongs to the municipality, on the entrance to the district. If you turn left before the entrance to Şile and drive for about 2 km you’ll arrive at Kumbaba (Sand Father). This is a camping area with a marvelous beach and fine sand where you can find changing cabins, showers, toilettes and a small buffet selling refreshments and sandwiches.

BEACHES
Surrounded by sandy beaches, Şile is a popular holiday resort and the water is clean for swimming. Sand dunes backed by pine forests extend for miles along the coast line. The sand is said to have a healing effect on rheumatism and sciatica.

Şile shares the same sea conditions as other Black Sea towns where strong sea undercurrents can be dangerous to inexperienced swimmers. There is insufficient danger warning and people drown here regularly.

ŞİLE FABRIC, CULTURE AND ART FESTIVAL
Şile bezi is a crimpled-looking light see-through cotton fabric, made here on this coast, and sold in many shops in the town, and sent to the bazaars of Istanbul also. Şile bezi is a crimpled-looking light see-through cotton fabric, made here on this coast, and sold in many shops in the town, and sent to the bazaars of Istanbul also.

Şile Fabric Culture and Art Festival is held between the last week of July and the first week of August every year. This festival which has been an identifying tradition of Şile became in time a cultural and art event. Traditional “Şile Fabric Culture and Art Festival” is now celebrated internationally with guests coming from all around the world.

TRANSPORT
Bus : Şile – Üsküdar, Harem
Minibus : Şile – Ağva
Airport : Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

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Coordinates

41°10'41.1"N
29°36'03.0"E

Address

Şile, 34980 Şile/Istanbul, Turkey

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