Gazipaşa – Antalya – Turkey
GPS : 36°15’58.1″N 32°16’42.5″E / 36.266137, 32.278477
GPS : 36°14’05.1″N 32°17’47.0″E / 36.234739, 32.296397
Focal Plane : 33 m, Tower Height : 8 m
Character : W. FI. 3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3 + 2.7
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles
Expected Completion Date : April 2016
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” gazipasa marina ”
Gazipaşa is a town and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, 180 km east of the city of Antalya. Gazipaşa has not experienced the tourist boom of neighboring Alanya but there are now efforts being made to attract tourists to the district by building a yacht marina and an international airport. Tourist attractions include some sites from antiquity, caves, beaches, mountain walking.
Gazipaşa is an important centre of antique Pamphilian civilization and very rich in archaeology. The Taurus Mountains with their snowy peaks in the winter, run parallel to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, and provide excellent mild weather conditions to the region.
Antalya International Airport has direct connections most of the capitals and many major cities in Europe and Gazipaşa Airport which is only 20 km from the Marina is now open to International and Domestic flights.
Gazipaşa is a quiet rural district famous for its bananas and oranges. The local economy depends on agriculture; the land on the coastal strip is used for growing fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits and bananas, and in recent years a large number of glass houses have been built to produce crops such as cucumbers, strawberries and artichokes all year round. Gazipaşa district is neighbor Alanya from west, Sarıveliler from north and Anamur from east.
Capacity : 347 yachts
Outer Breakwater : 600 m
Depth : 4 m
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses, Apart Hotel
Shopping : Stores, Markets, Shops
Dining : Restaurants, Buffets, Cafes, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Beach : Sandy, clear
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Tea Gardens
Special Shopping : Bananas, Oranges, Strawberries
This beautiful district has a coastline of approximately 50 km and its center is located 3 km away from the sea. About half of the coastline of Gazipaşa, which has suitable beaches for swimming, is sand and the other part consists of rocks. The virgin sea inlets with a rare beauty hiding in these rocks are ideal places for swimming.
CARETTA CARETTA HATCHING PLACES
The beaches of Gazipaşa are used as nesting grounds by the sea turtles caretta caretta. Construction is forbidden in these sea turtle areas. It makes these beaches even more silent. Land, plateaus or coastlines do not only display the beautiful and virgin nature of Gazipaşa; the sea is another remarkable source of beauty.
Huge turtles (caretta caretta), which are becoming extinct and are under protection, and pretty Mediterranean sea calves (Monacus Monacus) are seen in Gazipaşa seashores. Gazipaşa beaches are one of the seashores of the Mediterranean, where Carettas come for breeding and their babies popping out from the eggs start their journeys towards to ocean. Special precautions are taken for the spawning and hatch periods of turtles by voluntary and official organizations.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Ancient port nearby Selinus Beach extending 2.5 km and remainders of the castle protecting the port both show that this small special beach has an eternal history. Hacı Musa Stream flowing from the mountains reaches the sea from the eastern side of the beach after twisting on the plains. Both sides of the stream housing freshwater fish are decorated by dropping willows and other trees. When we look at the hillsides by raising our head, we can see the banana gardens, which love to overlook the sea and are intertwined with the ancient city’s artifacts scattered over a broad area.
Minibus : Gazipaşa – Alanya
Bus : Gazipaşa – Alanya, Anamur, Antalya, Manavgat
Airport : Gazipaşa International Airport, Antalya International Airport