Datça – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°44’55.9″N 27°54’13.3″E / 36.748855, 27.903694
Kurucabük lies betwee points; Adatepe Burnu and Bozan Burnu. It indents to the NW. The entry of the bay is wide and there are good depths in the fairway. Care is needed for the reefs, extending from the tip of the points on both sides. Swells at the entry from the prevailing wind, dies off in the middle then rises up by the beach side.
Kurucabük provides all-round shelter except in SE winds and moderate shelter from southerlies if you anchor close to the peninsula and take a line ashore. The slopes are densily wooded by pine trees. This part is a favorite anchorage for those loving serenity.
Boats anchor off by the state camping zone in 6 – 10 m. The bottom is weed and sand. Make sure you anchor in the sand bottom. You can easliy drift if your anchor in thick weed. The beach area is cordoned off by the buoys.
A wooden pier on the summer residential site is not accesible and berthing is not allowed. A restaurant behind provides good food and service.This summer residential site with attractive settings was built under patronage of Mayor of Muğla.
There are nice forest paths in the site. It is a pleasure to walk among pine trees with squirrels. There is a wooden pier on the south corner for the fishing boats belong to people from villages around. Together with their families, they come and live here during the summer, to catch and sell fish.
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Apart Hotels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Health : Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Shopping : Shops, Markets, Stores
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Datça
Technical Equipment Shops : Datça
Public Market : Arranged on Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays.
Special Shopping : Olive, Cheese
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.
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)
Regular minibus services are available to Datça 25 km and Marmaris 45 km.
Ferryboat : Datça (Körmen) – Bodrum, Datça – Symi Island (Greece)
Seabus : Datça – Symi Island (Greece), Datça – Rhodes Island (Greece)
Minibus : Kurucabük – Datça
Bus : Kurucabük – Datça, Marmaris, Muğla, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Bursa, Konya
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport, Dalaman International Airport