Akyarlar, Bodrum – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°58’01.8″N 27°17’31.9″E / 36.967168, 27.292204
Hüseyin Burnu Lighthouse
GPS : 36°57’53.9″N 27°15’50.2″E / 36.964958, 27.263949
Focal Plane : 15 m (49 ft), Tower Height : 9 m (30 ft)
Character : W.FI.(2) 15 Second (two white flashes every 15 second), Flashing Character : 0.5+5.0+0.5+9.0
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 36°58’01.1″N 27°17’31.6″E / 36.966963, 27.292098
Akyarlar is in the often overlooked south-western corner of the Bodrum Peninsula, and is due south of Turgutreis. Akyarlar has a secluded bay, with a birds eye view of the tip of Cos Island. Akyarlar is also a anchor-stop, on day boats from Turgutreis taking the southern tour, and we stopped here for afternoon tea and cake during our trip. In the afternoons, this part of the Peninsula can get decidedly windy.
Akyarlar is situated at the south-western part of Bodrum Peninsula facing the Greek Island of Cos The bay has a selection of restaurants and cafes, and there’s a small beach with loungers, as well as a small harbour jetty where you can take a day boats around this part of the coastline.
The cove of Akyarlar is in 22 km from the centre of Bodrum. It stretches between Akyarlar and Koca Points, one and a 1/2 km to the east. Akyarlar Point is the eastern end of the Bodrum Peninsula, where slices of white rocks form ravines. This is the closest point to the Greek island of Cos. The distance is only 5 kilometres. Akyarlar, which is located on the eastern shore of the cove, used to be a village of fishermen and sponge divers.
Care is needed on the rocky shallows Paşa Kayalıkları on the west and the reefs extending out 200 meters from the middle part of the peninsula ended with Koca Burun. Once you get to the waterfront there is the fisherman’s cottage on the right and restaurants in the centre and the moon shaped beach on the left.
There is a shelter for fishing boats. The bottom is sand. Drop your anchor off the beach in the depths of 4 – 8 meters, pay attention that you are not obstructing shelter entry. Ease your chain carefully. Depts suddenly shallow to marshland. Crowded anchorage in summer. A large number of boats swing at anchor. Affords shelter from westerlies but, it is open to southerlies.
Capacity : 65 Boats
Main Breakwater : 120 m
Administration : Akyarlar Fishery Products Cooperative
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Apart Hotels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Beach : Long, sandy beaches.
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs
Health : Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Akyarlar and Bodrum
Technical Equipment Shops : Akyarlar and Bodrum
Public Market : Thursday
Special Shopping : Sponge
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
Akyarlar – Bodrum 21 km, Turgutreis 9 km, Muğla 148 km, Milas-Bodrum International Airport 58 km, Gümüşlük 17 km, Yalıkavak 24 km
Minibus : Akyarlar – Bodrum, Turgutreis
Bus : Akyarlar – Bodrum, Milas, Yatağan, Muğla
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport