Poyrazköy, Beykoz – Istanbul – Turkey
GPS : 41°12’13.3″N 29°07’30.9″E / 41.203694, 29.125260
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” poyrazkoy harbour ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’17.7″N 29°07’32.4″E / 41.204916, 29.125669
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 41°12’16.7″N 29°07’39.8″E / 41.204640, 29.127730
Poyrazköy is one of the villages nearest to the Black Sea and is located on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus. In order to reach this pretty village you must pass Beykoz and about 4 km later follow the Poyrazköy – Anadolu Feneri signs. Poyrazköy or simple Poyraz is located less than a mile from the Black Sea, on the Asian bank, is a good place to anchor especially when waiting for the fog to clear. It is also a pleasant place to spend the night before venturing out of the strait.
Poyraz Harbour lies at the NE end of the Bosphorus. There is excellent all round shelter. Poyrazköy is naturally protected from the rough winds and currents and is therefore a suitable choice for yachts and boats to anchor therefore during the summertime and weekends. It is quite crowed during these times.
Poyrazköy is an excellent place for a break or for shelter while sailing from Istanbul to the Black Sea. The breakwater is conspicuous with the minaret on the hillside behind the harbour. The view of the Bosphorus from the village is very good. From the minaret a bridge leads out to the gun emplacements and ammunition stores and a great view of the Bosphorus.
Approach & Entrance
The harbour lies at the NE end of the Bosphorus 1.5 miles short of the Black Sea. The breakwater will be seen S of a small fort that sits on a nearby point.
Danger : Very often there is a heavy fog and the strait is closed to traffic. Always listen to Bosphorus Control on the VHF (channels 11,12, and 13).
Berths & Anchorages
Anchor behind the breakwater where convenient with or without a line to the breakwater. Holding is good. The inside of the breakwater is quayed and a yacht can find space between the fishing boats and other local craft to anchor and tie stern to, but anchoring is best. Poyrazköy is protected from wind and strong water currents, and is thus ideal for casting anchor.
Formalities : Harbourmaster. If clearing in or out of Turkey a yacht must go to the Yolculuk Salonu ferry terminal in the Karaköy area of Istanbul where the
authorities are located authorities are located.
Outer Breakwater 470 m, Inner Breakwater 100 m
Berths : 200 m, 292 m, 60 m.
Water : On the quay.
Diesel & Petrol : By arrangement with the harbourmaster.
Electricity : On the quay.
Other Facilities & Services : Some repairs can be made.
Administration : Poyrazköy Village Headmen
Shopping : Shops, Markets, Stores
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses
Eating : Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Beach : Sandy beaches
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Several restaurants line the beach and they all offer good fresh fish. Although the village is located on top of a hill, there is a road leading to the beach just before the village. The beach is not very long however but has some cafes and restaurants nearby. A few cafes in the village.
Limited provisions can be obtained in the nearby village. On Saturday a small local market takes place on the hillside lanes. For further shopping a frequent minibus leaves from the road at the beach area to the nearby village of Anadolu Kavağı.
Good sandy beach. The water is clean enough for swimming. The beach, which is not very large, is surrounded by small and large facilities. You’ll find a dressing room, restaurant and cafes. The fine sand on the beach is ideal; chaise lounges and umbrellas can be rented if desired.
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
Minibus : Poyrazköy – Beykoz
Bus : Poyrazköy – Beykoz, Kadıköy
Airport : Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport